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What smoke alarms are we fitting

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RobTi, 25 May 2021.

  1. SFK

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    Another vote for AICO from me.

    As they have a lifespan (10yrs) and a date stamp on them I tend to buy them from reputable supplier who has turnover so I get units with a long life. (Concerned that cheap sellers selling old stock).

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    Yes Ei Electronics are perfect. An electrical wholesaler will get them for you.
     
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    Optical for most rooms: https://www.edwardes.co.uk/products/aico-ei3016-optical-smoke-alarm
    Heat only for kitchen: https://www.edwardes.co.uk/products/aico-ei3014-heat-alarm
    Heat and CO for rooms with appliances that burn fuel: https://www.edwardes.co.uk/products/aico-ei3028-multi-sensor-heat-co-alarm

    Ionisation detectors are obsolete, and the cheaper versions with 9V battery backup in them will require replacement batteries every year or two, assuming someone actually remembers to replace them.
     
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    Agree with Aico/Ei, we (housing association landlord) use them, I find them really great alarms, especially the new ones, as you can extract data from them as a gas engineer or electrician. We have others (Kidde and BRK) installed in some of the new build properties and they’re not a patch on Aico/Ei. The other manufacturers we have encountered a several issues with them.
     
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