Smoke Alarm Installations
Since February 2022, every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms. Interlinked means if one goes off, they all go off, so you will always hear an alarm wherever you are in your home.
Every home must have one smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most, one smoke alarm in every hallway and landing and one heat alarm in the kitchen. All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked.
If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance like a boiler, fire, heater or flue in any room, you must also have a carbon monoxide detector in that room but this does not need to be linked to the fire alarms. We only use alarm systems and components from highly regarded manufacturers for your peace of mind.
We offer full mains wired smoke alarm installations and battery alarm instaltions, which are sealed tamper-proof units and have long-life lithium batteries.
Replaceable batteries cannot be used anymore because the sensors in the alarm degrade over time and so will not be able to detect heat or smoke. This is why the alarm has a limited lifetime. There have been several tragedies over the years where alarms failed because their batteries expired or people have removed them. Any alarm you buy will have a date it needs to be changed, it is normally 10 years from date of installation.
Sealed, tamper-proof battery units must be used because they are safer than those which allow the user to change the batteries.
New home extensions and building regulation requirements
While building regulations recommend mains operated devices with battery back-up for building work in certain circumstances, tamper proof long-life lithium battery operated devices may be the preferred option for home owners.
The building standards system gives the local authority verifier a degree of flexibility when applying the building regulations to alterations, extensions and conversions. They can consider that a sealed long-life battery operated system that is interlinked via radio frequency can provide an equal or in some cases, higher level of protection than is required through Building Regulations.
We are here to make sure you have an appropriate installation. We have a wealth of experience and comprehensive knowledge of smoke alarm installation and are highly trained in this area. Please see below for the types of smoke alarms we install.
For further information regarding our smoke alarm installation services in Aberdeen and to discuss your requirements with us, please contact us for free advice, a free property inspection and quotation on 07916 974 636. Alternatively, you can contact us by way of email to; email@example.com or by using our contact form on our contact page.
Types of smoke alarm available that we install:
- Heat alarms
- Combined optical smoke and heat alarms
- Combined smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- Mains powered
- Battery operated
- Carbon monoxide alarms