radioLINK wireless Communication, used with Aico 160RC and 140 series

RadioLINK Wireless communication is a technology used mainly with Aico Multi-Sensor, 160RC Series and 140 Series Smoke and Heat Alarms; it is the complete solution to BS 5839: Pt.6: 2004. Learn more about how can you save both time&money in choosing a fire alarm with minimum disruptions(features and benefits), and installing the most appropriate system: the wireless remote control switch Ei411H, the Ei168RC RadioLINK base unit, and additional devices.

Interconnecting mains powered smoke alarms is essential to provide the earliest possible warning of a fire. Fire statistics show that the quicker occupants are alerted to a fire, the less risk of death or injury there is. Furthermore, property damage is also reduced. With RadioLINK, mains powered smoke, heat and fire alarms are interconnected by wireless signals rather than cabling. It’s so much simpler, more convenient and easier to change or extend as and when required.

Save Both Time & Money

Because there’s no need to run interconnect wiring – and to make good the mess caused in the process – you can complete the installation in a fraction of the time which means major time savings for the contractor and significant cost savings for the specifier.

Minimum Disruptions

With RadioLINK there’s no need to hard wire interconnect so installing trunking, running cables under floor boards and carpets or even channelling out walls and redecorating is unnecessary thus ensuring houseowners and tenants suffer the minimum of disruption during installation.

Planning for the Future

With RadioLINK’s wireless technology, it’s exceptionally fast, simple and cost effective to change or add alarms or accessories when the system needs to be reconfigured! As standards change, a RadioLINK system can be adapted easily to meet the new requirements.

What’s more – it’s far quicker to install than a hard-wired interconnect system, saving time and money on every installation without compromising safety. Tenant compliance is increased too – because installing a RadioLINK system is far less intrusive, stressful and destructive to décor.

Installing the Most Appropriate System

RadioLINK offers you a choice of Optical, Ionisation, Heat and Multi-Sensor alarms, plus special remote control functions, relay signalling and even special needs equipment such as Deaf Alarms. With up to 12 alarms on one system you can build the right system for the job.

System Operation

  1. A fire starts in one of the rooms. It is detected by the Alarm. The Alarm sounds.
  2. The RadioLINK base sends out a radio frequency signal to set all the other units into alarm.
  3. All other alarms sound giving warning of the fire throughout the property. Signal is received, transmitted and re-transmitted to achieve multiple paths to ensure secure communication

Features and benefits

  • Best Practice for single family dwellings, apartments and HMOs;
  • Easi-fit technology saves time and money on every installation;
  • Fixed cost interconnection;
  • Wire-free interconnection and zoning capability;
  • Fully upgradeable system – future proof;
  • Reliable interconnection;
  • Minimises risk of accidental mis-wiring;
  • No false alarms from normal electrical transients;
  • Range of optional system control devices;
  • RadioLINK uses tried, tested and proven radio transceiver technology;
  • Use with Ei2110 Multi-Sensor, Ei160RC Series and Ei140 Series alarms.

Wireless Remote Control Switch Ei411H (not for use with Ei140 Series)

When used in conjunction with Ei2110 Multi-Sensor or Ei160RC Series alarms, with the Ei168RC RadioLINK base, the switch offers four vital remote control functions.

  • TEST – Provides a full system test equivalent to pressing the Test button on all units simultaneously;
  • HUSH – Allows the silencing of any possible nuisance alarms;
  • LOCATE – Allows the source of the alarm to be identified;
  • MEMORY LOCATE -Allows the previous source of the alarm to be identified when all the alarms have stopped sounding.

The Ei168RC RadioLINK Base Unit

At the heart of the RadioLINK system are the Ei168RC base units, which are fully compatible with Ei2110 Multi-Sensor and Ei160RC Series alarms. It is from these bases that radio signals are transmitted and received. An Ei168RC base is required for each of the alarms in the system.

  • Mains powered with rechargeable 10 year+ lithium cell back-up;
  • Radio transceiver – 868 MHz Band;
  • Unique Easi-fit design with integral terminal block;
  • Simple and secure House Coding system;
  • Interference free.

The new Ei168RC RadioLINK base now has multiple repeater functionality as standard. This means it can now receive, transmit and re-transmit to achieve multiple signal paths. This multiple path capability allows the system to manage many RF impenetrable structures in the property, which may have previously blocked signals and also gives a more robust system.

Coding and commissioning has also been simplified and is now a faster operation. Both these upgrades make RadioLINK even better suited to more comprehensive alarm systems – offering greater coverage and protection.

Additional System Devices

Ei407 – Manual Call Point

Ei408 – Switched Input Module

  • Triggers RadioLINK devices from a set of closing Volt-free contacts (e.g. sprinkler flow switch)
  • Designed to be remotely sited
  • Powered by built-in 10 year lithium cells

Ei420 – Repeater and CO Alarm Interface

  • Repeats RadioLINK signals to strengthen signal paths
  • Allows Ei260RC Series Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to be linked into a RadioLINK system
  • Mains powered with 10 year+ rechargeable lithium cell back-up

Ei428 – Remote Relay Module

  • Contains set of relay contacts that are switched on receipt of a RadioLINK signal
  • Volt-free relay contacts, rated at 240V 5A
  • Mains powered with 10 year+ rechargeable lithium cell back-up
  • Pulse or Constant switching option

This article is a continuation of the Aico smoke and fire alarms 160RC series and Aico 140 range presentation, and it is part of the Aico product guideFire, Smoke, Heat & CO alarms. To purchase any fire alarms for domestic use or conventional & analogic systems, visit the Fire & Security section on our website. To help you in your choice of the domestic fire alarms, we also recommend the Domestic alarm selector, choosing what alarms to fit and where, based on BS 5839-6:2004.

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