A quiet self-test allows you to ensure your alarm is working, without disturbing anyone else with a loud alarm.
A single press of the test button will perform a quiet self test, with the alarm volume at least 10dB below the full volume of your alarm.
A double press of the test button will perform a self test at full alarm volume (85dB@3M).
Yes – Heat Alarms won’t false alarm to dusty or humid rooms which makes them perfect for kitchens, utility rooms and garages.
Yes – heat alarms and smoke alarms detect fire in very different ways. Smoke alarms, as the name suggests, alert you to fires by detecting smoke, so if there’s a slow smouldering fire (which usually doesn’t give off a lot of heat) it could be missed for some time if a you only have a heat alarm installed. We would recommend you review the regulations specific to your area, but as a guide we recommend that homes have a smoke alarm in the hallway, landing and in the room most used in the daytime, alongside a heat alarm in the kitchen.