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Where do I site the Aico Smoke Alarms and the Aico Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Aico is very helpful in giving not only comprehensive guide to the range they manufacture and sell, but also in helping both installers, contractors, and home owners in siting the purchased Aico Fire Alarms! The guide below – also found on the, “Where do I Site?” page on Aico website, is actually true not only for the Aico Smoke alarms or the Aico CO alarms, but also for all kinds of smoke or CO alarms. There are some minimal distances that need to be kept between the wall and the smoke alarm, between the appliances and the smoke alarms, etc. Also, there are certain Do’s and Dont’s that will definitely aid you in finding the perfect spot for installing the smoke or carbon monoxide alarm.

The most modern Aico products are highly useful in co-coordinating your carbon monoxide protection.  Aico Ei262 contains rechargeable lithium back-up cells that are designed to have a ten year life span. They are capable of providing 4 weeks of CO operation without even having a mains power connection.

Where do I site the Aico Smoke Alarm?

Left: Mount centrally on the ceiling. Keep at least 300mm (12″) from walls.
Right: Keep at least 300mm (12″) from light fittings.

Left: There must be an alarm within 3m (10ft) of all bedroom doors.
Right: On peaked ceilings, mount 900mm (36″) horizontally from the peak.

Left: Keep at least twice the depth away from any small obstructions, such as beams.
Right: Any obstruction greater than 10% of the room height should be treated as a wall. Extra alarms may be needed.

Aico Smoke Alarms Siting – Do’s and Dont’s

Simple do’s and dont’s that go along with the above advice regarding the Aico Smoke Alarms Siting.

  • DO – Fit the alarm on the ceiling;
  • DO – fit the alarm centrally within the room / area it covers;
  • DO – fit the alarm where it can be accessed(not directly above the stairs);
  • DON’T – Fit the alarm directly next to or above heaters or vents.

Where do I site the Aico Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Left: In the Same Room as the Appliance – Ceiling mounted. Between 1m and 3m horizontally from the appliance.
Right: In the Same Room as the Appliance – Keep at least 300mm (12″) from walls.

Left: In the Same Room as the Appliance – Keep at least 300mm (12″) from light fittings
Right: In rooms with no appliance – Wall mounted, Fit at breathing height.

Aico Carbon Monoxide Alarms Siting – Do’s and Dont’s

Simple do’s and dont’s that go along with the above advice regarding the Aico CO(Carbon Monoxide) Alarms Siting.

  • DON’T – Fit in an enclosed space(like a cupboard, etc);
  • DON’T – fit where it can be obstructed by somethingput on/around it;
  • DON’T – fit directly above a sink;
  • DON’T – fit next to a door or window;
  • DON’T – fit next to an extractor fan or vent;
  • DON’T – fit where it is damp or humid.

If you are an Electrical Contractor, check out the Aico Domestic Alarms section on our website and the Aico Fire Alarms Tips and advice via the Articles about Fire Alarms on our blog. Another good resource for installing the Aico Domestic Smoke/Heat Alarms is the Electrical Contractor Advice section on the Aico website.

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