Bypassing a smoke detector


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I need to setup an "I'm cooking sausages mode". If I "bypass" a smoke detector, will it not report it to the monitoring station?

Is there a better way to do this?
Yea, don't put a smoke detector in the kitchen B)

Use a heat detector there instead.
When have I ever done anything halfway? I put both in.

Ok, technically the smoke is in the hallway between the kitchen & the dining/living room, but dang does my sausage generate some serious smoke.

I got hungry, didn't feel like eating eggs, so I decided to risk it and bypass the zone while cooking the sausage. I kept the phone nearby just-in-case, as the monitoring station called me yesterday as I couldn't get the bypass done in time.

It all worked out fine. Well, the Elk part anyway. The wife bitched me out for smoking up the house with the hot sausage smoke.
yeah, that would probably help much more. Unfortunately, the wife told me yesterday is that she wants a new range hood. An $1800 range hood at that. that's just for the range hood, the backsplash is another $300, but we're going to a sheet metal place and having something made up and pre-drilled for $30.
FYI to all, It is prohibited to install a smoke detector anywhere in a kitchen or within 36" of a bathroom door if it has a shower.
This is what the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) Handbook (section says about this:

(5) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be installed within a 914-mm (36-in.) horizontal path from a door to a kitchen or a bathroom containing a shower or tub.

Smoke detectors and smoke alarms must be properly located to avoid nuisance alarms. Dust, grease, dirt, insects, and other contaminants can make smoke alarms and smoke detectors more sensitive to stimuli such as cooking vapors and bathroom moisture. Higher sensitivities frequently cause nuisance alarms and subsequent disconnection of the device, leaving the occupants without adequate protection. Smoke alarms and detectors that produce nuisance alarms should be relocated away from areas that produce excessive moisture, cooking vapors, or dust. Areas of potential concern are kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and basements with dirt floors or moisture problems.........
Odd - I received the opposite advice from my last contractor, who said that since he was doing permit work and an inspector was coming in, he was going to have to install a smoke detector in every room as that was CA law. I installed the new one 6" further from the stove [but still technically the kitchen]. He did the smoke install for free [well, the rest of the work was $15K]

Sounds like I better disable this until I figure out what the deal is.
IVB I believe that the CSFM (CA State Fire Marshall) has a website. I know that some of their requirements exceed the NFPA but I doubt they require a smoke detector in a kitchen or bathroom etc. since it would be to problematic.