Q. Do I have to install a smoke alarm inside my bedrooms?
A. If your home was built or renovated after January 1, 2015 then you are required to have a smoke alarm with a visual signal device (strobe light) inside all sleeping areas. This is in addition to the smoke alarms that must be outside of the sleeping areas, which is a requirement for all Ontario homes. Even homes that do not require a smoke alarm in the bedrooms are recommended to install them in the sleeping areas anyway. This adds an extra level of early warning protection, especially for individuals who sleep with bedroom doors closed.