Fire/smoke detectors for loft conversion

16 Aug 2012
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United Kingdom
Good Morning all,

Just a quick question (which may not have a quick answer!)
for a loft conversion (from 2 floors to 3 floors), building regs i believe require interconnected fire/smoke alarms.

Can these be smoke detectors connected to a house burglar alarm?
The house alarm would be mains powered, with its own battery backup, and the system would be interlinked in terms of any one smoke/fire detector would set off the full house alarm.

Is this doable, or does it have to be standalone fire system (be it interlinked detectors or linked back to a fire panel.
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Yes, but only if your burglar alarm complies with the British Standard for a fire alarm system. It won't.
There is no reason why the alarms can not also be wired to an alarm system. The requirement is for them to be mains powered, interlinked and have a battery back up. If they are, then the installation will be OK
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