Optical Smoke Alarms
Aico optical smoke alarms provide fast alarm responses to slow smouldering fires. Unlike ionisation alarms optical detectors are not susceptible to false alarms from burnt toast. Designed to be installed in living rooms, dining rooms, hallways and bedrooms.
Our most popular mains optical smoke alarm is the Aico Ei3016 which can be wirelessly interconnected with other compatible alarms using the SmartLINK plug in module. SmartLINK provides the ability to recieve LIVE alarm alerts via text message or notifications on the smartphone App (IOS, Google Play). Access detailed reports from a desktop computer for information on faulty alarms, low batteries, end of life and maintenance records. SmartLINK was actually originally designed for landlords. To enable all the SmartLINK features, each property will also require a SmartLINK Ei1000G gateway
Aico Optical Smoke Alarms:
|Model No||Supply||Wireless Interconnection|
|Ei146E||Mains 230V||Yes with RadioLINK Base|
|Ei146RC||Mains 230V||Yes with RadioLINK Base|
|Ei650RF||Battery 9V||Yes RadioLINK built-in|
|Ei3016||Mains 230V||Yes with SmartLINK Module|
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Changes to Scotland Fire Safety Laws
From February 2022 all homeowners in Scotland are required to install interlinked fire and smoke alarms in every home. This will effect all home owners as well as private rented and new-build homes where this legislation is already mandatory. Scotland will be the first UK nation to require all residential properties to have interlinked fire alarms, which aims to significantly reduce the risk of injury or death. The core principle in which this legislation aims to improve is when there is a fire in one room, it will set off all the alarms throughout the property, giving residents more time to escape.
The legislation requires all properties to have one smoke alarm in the most frequently used rooms, one in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways, communal areas, and also a heat alarm in every kitchen. Where these is a carbon-fuelled appliance, such as boilers, open fires or flue, a carbon monoxide detector will also be required, although these do not have to be linked. All alarms can either be hard wired (by a qualified electrician) or tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms. It is thought the average price for a home upgrade to linked alarms will be around £220, with the Scottish Government providing funding of £500,000 to help eligible older and disabled homeowners with installation, in partnership with Care and Repair Scotland. For more information on the Scottish Legislation, please see here.