Smoke Alarm Installation
A working smoke alarm is essential in your home or business. It can provide you with a vital early warning if there’s a potential fire in the building, which can potentially save you or your loved ones life.
As approved Aico Expert Installers, we have undergone a high level of bespoke training, development and technical guidance to inform our customers that as a bare minimum you should have a smoke detector in your hall, lounge and heat detector in your kitchen. With over 5000 reported fires in 2017/18 in Scotland, we urge that you have some form of fire detection system in place for your safety and peace of mind.
Smoke detectors for HMO’s – Housing of multiple occupancy
A HMO is classed as a ‘house that is occupied by people who do not form a single household.’ In Edinburgh especially, this is often properties made up of numerous people that never knew each other before they lived together. A lot of our customers ask what type of smoke alarm system is suitable for this type of property and according to all relevant standards, the recommendations are as follows: HMO’s that are one or two storeys and have a floor area of no more than 200sqm should be installing Grade D category LD2 smoke alarms. These can be either mains-operated alarms or tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms so long as they’re interlinked.
As per the Scottish governments website, from March 1st 2019 mains operated smoke alarms or tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms should be installed. If you are a landlord in Edinburgh, smoke detectors are required in the following areas;
- A smoke detector in the hall
- A smoke detector in the lounge / living room (whichever is the room most often used for daytime living)
- A heat detector in the kitchen
These detectors are the requirement for rented properties, although if there is more than 1 level the property then additional detectors will need to be installed. The detectors must be interlinked, meaning that if you press one or a fire sets off the alarm, then all smoke heads are activated at the same time. This alerts everyone in the property of the potential dangers that may lie ahead. Feel free to get in touch today to speak to one of our qualified engineers for a free quote or any questions that you’d like answered.