Where should I place a detector?

Smoke detectors should be placed near bedrooms either on the ceiling - at least 6 to 12 inches away from wall - or on the wall, 6 to 12 inches down from the ceiling. This allows the detector to sense the smoke as it approaches the sleeping area.

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1. How much does a smoke detector cost?
2. What kind of smoke detector should I buy?
3. How many smoke detectors do I need?
4. Where should I place a detector?
5. How do I install a smoke detector?
6. What maintenance do smoke detectors require?
7. Is there anything else I should do with my smoke detector?