Multi-Family Detectors

Multi-Family Detectors


Arbors at Arundel Preserve

  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Hanover, Maryland

The Arbors at Arundel Preserve, a newly renovated apartment complex focuses on attention to detail, and includes the phrase “great living
made easy” on the property’s website. This mantra rings true at Bay Lighting. We are in the business of making it easy on our customers and
with 10-year alarms, it’s a homerun!

Savings At-A-Glance


Instant rebates were applied by Bay Lighting.

Cost to Customer:        $35,192
Lifetime Savings:         $189,670
Annual Savings:           $18,967
Payback:                        Less than 2 years

Savings based on 10-year life using BRK’s chart seen below. Estimated lifetime savings per alarm is $130.

The Opportunity

The Arbors at Arundel Preserve was using 9-volt battery smoke alarms in tenant units at their complex. With Maryland’s 10-year alarm legislation
for multi-family housing facilities, Arundel Preserve was ready to upgrade their technology and reap the accompanying benefits.

Bay Lighting Solution

Bay Lighting recommended BRK 10-year smoke and combo smoke/ carbon monoxide detectors for all units. Key product features include:

  • 10-Year Lithium Battery Backup
  • Locked Battery Drawer
  • Smart Technology
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance
  • Single Button Test
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

The Benefits

Updating to 10-year detectors is beneficial for property management
customers and tenants:

  • Save money without costly battery changes every 6 months.
  • Eliminate the headache of battery changes with tenants.
  • Minimize liability with sealed battery compartments.

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