Fire alarms are usually battery powered and have a built-in siren, although they are now becoming increasingly hard wired into the electrical system with battery back-up. They can also be linked together so that one alarm may trigger the rest, which can be done through radio interlinked smoke alarms.
Batteries should be replaced every 12 months to ensure alarms are working efficiently and that is why maintenance of your fire alarms is absolutely crucial.
Fire alarms should be fitted onto ceilings, at least 12 inches away from any wall or light fittings. It’s also important that they are installed in areas where they can be heard when you are asleep. If you have a two-storey home, it would be ideal to have at least one fire alarm closer to your bedroom, to ensure they are heard overnight in case they are triggered.
All of our home fire alarms and smoke detectors, conventional and analogue addressable systems, meet the British Standard Code of Practice and are NSI Gold accredited for Security, Fire and CCTV Monitoring.