Decree n°2011-36 of 10 January 2011 published in the OJ of 11 January 2011 concerning the installation of smoke detectors in residential premises defines the characteristics of smoke detectors.

The Decree specifies the conditions for installation, maintenance and operation of smoke detectors and determines the circumstances in which these obligations are the landlord's responsibility.

The Decree also outlines the fire prevention measures to be implemented by landlords in the common parts of residential buildings. These obligations must be met before 8 March 2015.