Infrared and Ultraviolet flame detectors are used in areas where traditional
smoke detectors would be prone to false alarms.
Infrared beam smoke detectors are used to provide "wide area" smoke detection.
They are usually used in situations where it is impractical or not cost effective
(due to wiring and maintenance costs) to use traditional point type detectors.
Infrared beam detectors are also ideally suited for environments that experience
temperature extremes or buildings with high ceilings or large open areas such
as warehouses, hangers, shopping centres, airports, sports and leisure centres.