remote smoke alarm

I have a detached shop that is roughly 50 feet from my house.
Does anyone know of an affordable option for remote smoke detection that would give me warning in the house? If I ever did have a shop fire, I think the place would be gone before I knew about it. The power to the shop comes off a big breaker in my house, so something that sent a signal back through the electrical line would work great (if there is such a thing).
Thanks for any advice.
Joe in Denver my shop webpage: www.the-wildings.com/shop/
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I installed an alarm and smoke detection system in my shop before I ever moved a tool into it. Went to a local place called "The Security Store" ... might want to see if they have an outlet local to you. It is not tied into the house system, but you would have to be dead not to hear the siren going off.
Did a $2K "professional" installation for about $350 in parts myself ... mine is probably more "professional" than theirs.
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: I have a detached shop that is roughly 50 feet from my house. : : Does anyone know of an affordable option for remote smoke detection that : would give me warning in the house? If I ever did have a shop fire, I think : the place would be gone before I knew about it. The power to the shop comes : off a big breaker in my house, so something that sent a signal back through : the electrical line would work great (if there is such a thing). : : Thanks for any advice. : : Joe in Denver : my shop webpage: : www.the-wildings.com/shop/ : :
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On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:52:50 GMT, "Joe Wilding"

I very highly recommend http://www.smarthome.com/
If you cannot find what you need on your own at the website, just call them and tell them your problem and they tell you exactly the parts you need. Fantastic tech support/info - they really know their products and some of their security and automation products can get complicated (for me), mixing and matching. The way it should be. I was just talking with them yesterday. Prices are good, too.
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On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:52:50 GMT, "Joe Wilding"

There are alarm systems with X-10 home-automation connections which could alert you inside the house, or you could put an external horn on the smoke alarm in the shop which you could hear from the house.
Google the archives from comp.home.automation for details and past history of that question.
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Thinking outside the box, I may have a cheap alternative. There is a wireless doorbell extension that works over a pretty good distance. One end (in the workshop) is a microphone that communicates to it's other unit by radio frequency when a loud noise is picked up. The other end (in your house) chimes to let you know. If the microphone pickup was right next to your smoke alarm in the shop. It would set off the doorbell end in your house. As long as the chime is different that your doorbell, there shouldn't be any confusion. I use one to let me know (in my workshop) when there's someone at the front door. I was lazy and didn't want to run more wires. The doorbell sets it off as do my two terriers. The wireless doorbell is sold at Lowes. You would have to read the directions and see if the maximum distance fits your situation. Another way would be to remote the buzzer in a smoke alarm by soldering some wires and running them from the workshop to the house.
Mike in Pelham, NC
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In our place when one goes off, they all go off.
http://www.icca.invensys.com/firex/46182.htm
On the wiring diagram at the bottom of the page the yellow wire is what hooks them together.
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