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Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are important for any office or home to quickly alert us to danger. In recent years 60% of people who died in fires did not have a smoke alarm fitted (source: London Fire Brigade). On the other hand, statistics show that you're four times more likely to survive a house fire if you have a smoke alarm fitted.

You have a choice between optical and ionisation smoke alarms. Not sure what to go for? read on...


Ionisation Smoke Alarms are generally the cheapest to purchase and are sensitive to small particles of smoke. They sound off before the smoke gets too thick which gives time for evacuation.


Optical Smoke Alarms are more expensive but more effective at detecting the larger particles of smoke that are typically produced by slow burning fires. For example, if a sofa is smouldering from a cigarette burn then an optical smoke alarm will be better. These alarms are also less likely to go off when toast is burned so they can be placed nearer (but not in) kitchens.


Combined Smoke Alarms Why limit yourself to just looking for one type of fire? This type of alarm is effective detecting slow burning aswell as flaming fires - which are both common types of fire.


If you are looking for a number of detectors dont miss the latest technology in fire alarm detection from Sona and the new Aico 160e Series. If you need any assistance please get in touch 0845 601 3338 or enquiries@electricpoint.com