By July 8, 2015 Read More →

Aico’s RadioLINK provides simple smoke alarm system upgrade for council

aicoSheffield City Council has changed its smoke alarm specification for maisonettes to feature Aico’s RadioLINK mains powered smoke alarms, which provide wireless alarm interconnection.

The decision was made by the Council following a number of tenants’ refusal of the alarm upgrade from battery to mains powered alarms due to the disturbance that comes with fitting a hardwired interconnection.

RadioLINK allows Aico smoke and heat alarms to be interconnected using Radio Frequency (RF) signals, eliminating the need for interconnecting cabling; it saves time and disruption.

Aico Ei166RC optical smoke alarms are being fitted in the escape routes of all 2200 maisonettes owned by the council. They are replacing the current battery powered alarms, so upgrading their current BS 5839-6 Grade F system to a BS 5839-6 Grade D system.

Aico’s Ei160RC Series of mains-powered smoke and heat alarms are designed to offer social housing providers the highest quality protection for BS 5839-6 Grade D applications.

The alarms incorporate high performance 10 year+ rechargeable Lithium cells providing over six months’ back-up in the event of a mains failure. They come with a range of accessories, including carbon monoxide alarms, alarm controllers, call points; and can be readily integrated with third party systems such as sprinkler and, most recently, warden call systems.

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