Smoke alarms can help save lives by providing occupants with early warning about house fires. Fitting a smoke alarm in your home will help you protect your family by getting them out quickly if a fire was to occur.
Landlords are also responsible for ensuring a working smoke alarm is installed in the property.
Aardee Electrical Services can provide a fire alarm design and installation service to provide an electrical powered interlinked system (with an internal battery backup) to constantly protect your property and its occupants.
We deliver systems which comply with BS5839 for home or domestic dwelling and BS5839 for Commercial and Industrial.
When first introduced in 1995, the BS 5839: Pt.6 Code of Practice became the most important set of recommendations ever made on fire safety in the home. It had an immediate impact on architects, system designers, installers and landlords in the private or public sector, all of whom were required to familiarise themselves with these important recommendations.
Landlords in particular needed to abide by these recommendations, as legal liability with regard to ‘duty of care’ would undoubtedly become a serious issue should a fire occur in an inadequately protected property.
Smoke alarms should be installed in a convenient location to give occupants reasonable warning when they are asleep. Depending on the size and layout of your home, it may be necessary to install more than one smoke alarm to provide sufficient warning.
Which alarm is best for you?
There are three main types of smoke detectors;
Ionization smoke alarms are usually better for detecting flames. So if you live in a wooden house, with lots of combustible furnishings, an ionization alarm is probably best for you.
Photoelectric smoke alarms are usually better for detecting smoke. If you live in a home where a fire will smoke before bursting into flame, a photoelectric alarm will work well.
Heat detectors are normally installed where smoke can be present briefly such as a kitchen or garage and will sound an alarm if the temperature reaches +54ºC.
All of the alarms that we supply and install are all interconnectable so that they can all work together and are easy to maintain and upgradable should you add more rooms in the future.
If you think your home may be at risk and would like us to visit your home and assess your current fire detection and smoke alarms, please give your local Cardiff Electricians a call on :