When alarms are interlinked they are able to communicate and will alert at the same time if one of the alarms detects danger. In the case of wireless interlink, this communication is in the form of protected radio frequency, which means there’s no need to run cables between the alarms. The FireAngel Pro Connected alarms allow the network to be extended to include devices across your entire home. For example, a network of 7 x smoke alarms, 3 x heat alarms, 3 x carbon monoxide alarms and a Gateway will be completely secure and protect your whole home, and are backwards compatible with the FireAngel Wi-Safe2 range.
You can also add a Gateway into the network which will allow you to receive updates on the network when you’re away from the home. The Gateway will communicate with the FireAngel Connected App using your home’s internet connection, but if this fails or cuts out the alarms will still protect your home, but you won’t receive a push notification.
In order to identify how many alarms to install you need to research the guidelines for fire detection that apply in your local area, using regulations such as Building Regulations or the guidance in BS5839-6, and consider your property type; whether that be private owned, rented, new build, renovated etc. The advice below is purely provided for ‘best practice’ and should not be used independently.
If you live in Scotland find out more on our blog post here. (link to homeowner Scottish regulations blog)
To offer high protection FireAngel advise a smoke alarm within the circulation area of each floor of the property (hallway & landing), as well as within the main habitable areas such as bedrooms and living room – where we usually have more electricals such as extension leads and chargers plugged in.
We recommend you install Smoke Alarms alongside Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and Kitchen Heat Alarms in your home for complete protection.
The FireAngel Connected App allows you to add multiple properties to your dashboard. This means you can set up an alarm network in the homes of your parents, a vulnerable family member, your child’s university accommodation or in your holiday home and receive notifications for all of them. You could also give your neighbours access to your home network while you go away on holiday.
The notifications will clearly state which property the alert is linked to, allowing you to react appropriately.
The Accessible Control Unit does not require an internet connection to work, but instead communicates with your Pro Connected Smoke, Heat and CO alarms via a secure radio frequency.
The only time you would require an internet connection with the FireAngel Pro Connected product range is when you are adding a Gateway and the FireAngel Connected App in to the network. This will enable push notifications to your phone or other smart devices, but if your internet supply fails the alarms will still function within the home and alert you to danger.
The Pro Connected Gateway does require an internet connection and is supplied with an ethernet cable to allow you to connect it to your broadband router.
This connection enables the push notifications from your home alarm network to your mobile or smart devices. But if the internet connection is lost the alarms will still perform flawlessly and will detect danger and alarm in the home, but you won’t receive a push notification to your devices.