It’s very likely that your home will already have a standalone electric smoke alarm fitted. It may be a mains smoke alarm or battery-powered device, designed to provide an audible warning. This is the bare minimum level of protection. If you have smoke alarms fitted at home, make sure you regularly test them and replace their batteries. Do not ever remove batteries as this can leave you and your family at risk.
Our recommended approach is to combine fire detection with intruder detection. If you already have a home alarm system installed, hard wired smoke alarms can be simply connected to your alarm system as additional ‘zones’.
Advantages of Wired Smoke Detectors
It really is all about prevention and risk reduction. A fire can spread rapidly in just a matter of minutes. Hard wired smoke alarms are designed to detect signs of a fire in its earliest stages. Knowing about the threat before it has the chance to become uncontrollable can enable it to be dealt with quicker, reducing damage and potentially saving lives.
Types of Hard Wired Smoke Detectors
Wired smoke detectors work in different ways. A mains smoke alarm or hardwired smoke detector linked to your burglar alarm can use clever technology to not just detect a fire, but also identify what type of fire it is.
Using a combination of a carbon monoxide and smoke detector devices provides effective warning against fire and hazardous gas leaks. This is our strongest recommendation for your protection.
Ei Electronics Battery Smoke Alarm With Test Button
Wireless smoke detectors offer you the same high level of protection provided by wired devices.
Although they look and work the same, they can be a more convenient option for homeowners. This is because they are powered by batteries, which means there’s no extensive cabling or the requirement to be linked to your mains electricity. However, batteries will need to be replaced as part of their ongoing maintenance.
The smoke detector will activate the built in sounder upon sensing smoke particles. The smoke detector will automatically reset itself and silence the sounder when smoke particles are no longer present in the sensing chamber. The built in sounder will provide a minimum sound output of 85dB at 3m.
The smoke detector has a built in warning flag to prevent installation of the detector without a battery fitted. The "Test" button will perform a self test and sound the horn (it may take up to 10 seconds). The smoke detector will emit a beep every 40 seconds to indicate that the battery back up is depleted and needs replacing