We have previously introduced the Aico Product Selector guide, especially the Domestic alarm selector, choosing what alarms to fit and where, based on BS 5839-6:2004.
Recently, they put more information on their website regarding the Aico Fire Alarms – and today we would like to inform all our customers and visitors about What Aico Fire Alarm Works Where?
Make Sure You Fit The Right Fire Alarm! Check out below the simple tips and the places where you can site the domestic fire alarms from Aico.
You can read this article in its entirety on the What Works Where? page at Aico.co.uk.
There are all different types of smoke/heat alarms available. Each alarm type responds to different types of smoke or levels of heat, so each is better suited to different areas of the home. Have a look at the diagram below to see what type of alarm to fit in the different areas:
The Aico Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm
The Multi-Sensor contains two sensors – Optical and Heat. It responds to both slow smouldering fires (Sofas, TVs) and fast flaming fires (Papers, Clothing). More about the Aico Multi-Sensor alarms.
Ask for the Aico Ei2110 – Mains powered with rechargeable Lithium back-up
The Aico Optical Smoke Alarm
Proven Optical Sensor. It is more responsive to smouldering fires (Sofas, TVs). More about the Aico Optical Smoke Alarms.
Ask for the Aico Ei166RC – Mains powered with rechargeable Lithium back-up
Ask for the Aico Ei146 – Mains powered with Alkaline battery back-up
The Aico Heat Alarm
Heat Sensor (triggers at 58°C). It responds to heat build-up from large flaming fires.
Ask for the Aico Ei164RC – Mains powered with rechargeable Lithium back-up
Ask for the Aico Ei144 – Mains powered with Alkaline battery back-up
The Aico Ionisation Smoke Alarm
Proven long-life ionisation sensor. It is more responsive to flaming fires (Papers, Clothing).
Ask for the Aico Ei161RC – Mains powered with rechargeable Lithium back-up
Ask for the Aico Ei141 – Mains powered with Alkaline battery back-up
Read more about the Aico Fire Alarms – Tips for the Aico Domestic fire alarms, smoke alarms, and heat alarms:
- Tips: The Aico Electrical Contractors Handybook – get it right when installing!
- Tips: Install a quality Aico smoke/heat alarm system in a fraction of the time!
- Tips: What is a smoke alarm? What is the purpose of the smoke alarms?
- Tips: Smoke Alarms – what do the Building Regulations demand?
- Tips: Selecting the fire detection system: optical /ionisation / heat alarms;
- Aico Tips: fitting and looking after your smoke alarm, and other useful tips;