By September 8, 2016 Read More →

Firex low energy smoke and heat alarms

fire1Kidde’s Firex range offers safety plus sustainability, with low energy mains-powered smoke and heat alarms, costing under £1 a year to run.

To meet demands for sustainable, low-energy products, the latest Firex range provides much lower maximum mains consumption, with substantial energy savings over previous models and lower running costs. Based on current energy tariffs (March 2016 average kWh cost from the UK’s top 5 suppliers, between £0.099/kWh and £0.109/kWh), it now costs less than £1 per year to operate a Firex alarm.

Firex alarms can be interlinked to create a low-energy network to protect the home. They can also interconnect with Kidde’s 4MCO and 4MDCO mains-powered carbon monoxide alarms, using the ‘Smart Interconnect’ feature. Here, all the alarms sound when one is triggered with different, distinct alarm sounder patterns for carbon monoxide or fire – an essential facility. This is
supported by different display messages on the 4MDCO model indicating ‘Fire’ or ‘CO’.

Without the need for any further operation of the system or remote switches, Smart Interconnect automatically alerts occupants throughout the property of the specific hazard that confronts them.

Firex has also introduced long-life lithium battery back-up options for all three sensing technologies (ionisation, optical and heat), alongside the usual loose battery and integral rechargeable battery versions.

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