Frequently asked questions about smoke detectors 

Smoke detectors are mandatory in all homes. Smoke detectors can be either conventional battery-powered units or mains-powered units. Smoke detectors may also have various additional features.
The responsibility for smoke detectors will change from 1 January 2026, when the responsibility for the purchase and maintenance of smoke detectors will transfer from the possessor of the home, that is, the occupant, to the owner of the building. The amendment to the Rescue Act is aimed at better fulfilment of the obligations concerning smoke detectors and clarification of the current regulation.
In accommodation and care facilities, the operator will remain responsible for the purchase and maintenance of smoke detectors. Accommodation and care facilities often use fire detectors instead of smoke detectors.