Where should I install my Smoke Sensor?
Your Smoke Sensor should be installed on a clean surface area inside your home. Make sure you wipe the location before installing your sensor. A good location for a Smoke Sensor is:
Between bedroom areas and the rest of the home
Near stairways to the upper floor
4 inches away from the nearest wall if ceiling mounted
4 inches away from the ceiling if wall-mounted
Away from kitchens, bathrooms, and areas with usage of recreational smoke (i.e. smoking, vaping)
A Smoke Sensor should not be installed:
Directly above a sink, cooker, stove or oven
Within five feet of any cooking appliances
Near doors and windows with drafts
In a location where the air flow is obstructed by curtains or furniture
In a location where dirt or dust could collect and block the sensor
Anywhere the sensor can be knocked, damaged or inadvertently removed
On removable ceiling panels
How to mount my Smoke Sensor
Refer to the diagram below and install the mounting base on the ceiling or on the wall (if local ordinances permit). Use the two screws and anchors provided. Maneuver the base so the screws are at the elbow of the screw slots and secure.
Fit the detector inside the base by aligning it over the base as shown (detector’s alignment notch should be slightly offset from mounting base tamper release tab), then turn the detector in a clockwise direction until it clicks into place.
My Smoke Sensor is failing the walk test
If you are testing your sensor using the TELUS SmartHome mobile app and the device is consistently failing to pass the walk test, it is possible that you entered an incorrect sensor ID at an earlier stage or that the sensor is malfunctioning.
Please call TELUS Technical Support at
to resolve the issue and complete your installation.