What Exactly is the Smoke Alarm Requirement for Houses?
California law requires that the smoke alarms be placed in each bedroom in addition to placing them outside each sleeping area.
Presently the California State Building Code requires that smoke alarms be located in:
- The hallway outside the bedrooms
- In each bedroom and
- On every floor regardless of whether there is a bedroom on that floor.
Cal. Health & Safety Code sections 13113.7 and13113.