I have never seen any mention of the use of smoke detectors on the forum.
After my weekend work during which I used my grinder to cut off some bolts resulting in a great deal of smoke and the trigger of my smoke detector which alerted the family in the house and had my wife on my phone in 2 secs I thought this might be a worthwhile point for people to consider.
What I did is to run a control wire from my house ( which by code has to have powered connected smoke detectors on each level) smoke detectors out to my shop along with my telephone cable and electric cable.
Then on the ceiling I hooked up a powered smoke detector with battry back up ( price difference is not that significant).
Now when I am in the shop and no one is in the house should the smoke detectors in the house go off they will trigger in the shop.
Conversely if there is a issue in the shop ( more likely) and I am in the house then the house smoke detectors will trigger.
I have also posted 2 fire extinuishers in the shop, one on either end of the building. For the cost you can never be too safe.
This was not a complicated thing to do. My first ever installation of smoke detectors not that it is difficult just want to ensure no one can say I could not do that.
So I thought I would add a poll to the thread if i can get it to work and we could see how many ww have a smoke detector etc.
Hope this reminds someone of the merits of smoke detectors like I have been alerted to safety at the table saw etc.