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Why FireAngel Is Moving Away From Ionisation Alarms

How do ionisation alarms work? Ionisation smoke alarms contain a tiny amount of a radioactive isotope. This emits alpha particles causing the ‘ionisation’ in the air within a smoke detector. Therefore, if smoke enters the detecting chamber, some of these ionised air molecules will react with the smoke, causing a change in electrical behaviour - hence triggering the alarm to go off.
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Ionisation Alarms And Future Fire Safety Technology - An Interview

As FireAngel Technical Director, James Hall is responsible for developing new fire safety products and making sure that any issues that get picked up in the field are addressed. He is also key to the general development and maintenance of the existing product range, ensuring FireAngel are compliant and up-to-date with fire safety legislation. James also ensures FireAngel products are designed to be easy to use, look good and - most importantly - function accurately. The reliability of every fire safety product is paramount in protecting FireAngel customers throughout the entirety of the product's life, which is generally 10 years.
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Smoke Alarm Placement, Installation And Siting: Your Essential Guide

In the latest FireAngel guide, smoke alarm placement, installation and siting are all covered in a clear and detailed visual format.   Whilst primarily designed with electrical contractors in mind, this free guide will be relevant to a range of people in the fire safety industry - from installers, to specifiers, landlords to the Fire and Rescue Service.
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Your Guide For Smoke Alarm Positioning To Meet Building Regulations

What are the Building Regulations?  Building Regulations are the minimum standards set for the design, construction and alterations to buildings. They are regularly changed and updated by Government, and are approved by Parliament. Fundamentally, the Building Regulations work to ensure the health and safety of those using the building, and help conserve on fuel and power. They cover all aspects of construction, including foundations, damp-proofing, the overall stability of the building, insulation, ventilation, heating, fire protection and means of escape in case of fire. They also ensure that adequate facilities for people with disabilities are provided in certain types of building.
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Are Smoke Alarms Meant To Connect?

Different ways smoke alarms can connect Smoke alarms can interlink in a number of ways: they can be hardwired, wireless (e.g. connected via radio frequency) or part of a mixed system. The simplest and quickest way to connect/interlink alarms is via wireless radio-frequency as this requires no destructive hardwired cabling. Not only does this reduce installation time, but it allows up to 50 alarms to be easily installed (or uninstalled) into the same meshed network. Please see FireAngel’s “How to Learn In” blog post for a quick and simple tutorial on how to connect your smoke alarms.
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How To 'Learn In' Smoke Alarms To Create An Enhanced Fire Safety Network

What is the 'Learn in' process to interlink alarms ? The process of 'learning in' is a simple and intelligent way of wirelessly interlinking up to 50 different Wi-Safe 2 fire safety devices in a property. Interlinking alarms is highly beneficial to residents as, when one alarm detects a problem, all the smoke/heat/ carbon monoxide (CO) alarms within the wireless network will sound. Not only with this alert occupants (regardless of where they are in the home) but for Wi-Safe 2 products, this will also exemplify the type of problem.
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What Is FireAngel Multi-Sensor Technology?

What is multi-sensor technology? As technology advances, fire safety is becoming increasingly advanced, readily available, and affordable. At the forefront of this is multi sensor technology - whereby smoke alarm units are monitoring for more than one indication of fire - hence giving a quicker, more reliable, and faster reaction in the event of fire.
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Fire Risk Assessment Checklist For Sleeping Accommodation

Whilst a fire risk assessment process, hazards, people at risk and the evaluation of these risks will be highly specific to the premises at hand, this article aims to give a broad overview of the key considerations for providers of sleeping accommodation.   What is a fire risk assessment? Landlord's have a legal duty to ensure that their rented property is safe from fire. A fire risk assessment is evidence that you have fulfilled your responsibilities. 
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What To Look For In A Carbon Monoxide Detector And Where To Fit

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that cannot be smelled, tasted or seen. A by-product of incomplete combustion, CO can be produced in the home when fuel-burning appliances (such as boilers, gas fires and cookers) develop a fault, or are poorly maintained.
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Your smoke alarm needs replacing every 10 years! Have you checked the date?

Did you know your smoke alarm needs replacing every 10 years? As is the case with the majority of our home electrical devices, smoke alarms cannot last forever. Smoke alarm sensors will degrade over time, leading to a reduced sensitivity in detecting heat or smoke. As a result, fire alarms need to be replaced every 10 years. Yet a worrying number of people are not aware of the fact that their fire alarms may need replacing.
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