Guidance for where to install your smoke, heat and CO alarms can be found below:
Where your alarm is installed can trigger nuisance alarms if not correctly placed, for example too close to doors or windows.
For more guidance as to where to install your smoke, heat or CO alarm please refer to your alarm’s manual or contact our friendly Customer Support team.
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When fixing your alarm to the baseplate, it’s important to turn it as far as possible to ensure it is engaged and secure. If the ‘lugs’ at the rear of the alarm can be seen, then the alarm will be secure and can be installed. However, if you’re unable to turn the baseplate enough for these to be seen then we can offer an alternative baseplate.
Baseplate secure and engaged
You may find the baseplate for your alarm is a little snug, which means it will need extra force to secure when fixing to the alarm. If the ‘lugs’ at the rear of the alarm can be seen, then the alarm will be secure and can be installed. However, if you’re unable to turn the baseplate enough for these to be seen then we can offer an alternative baseplate.
Baseplate secure and engaged
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).
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.
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.
For the quickest alert to fire we recommend that the alarms in the home are all interlinked, either with a hardwired or wireless connection.
Our Pro Connected alarm range allows you to build a network 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.
Yes – we have a range of long-life smoke alarms in our range – found here. If you’re looking for a smart smoke alarm with optional notifications and testing via your phone then view our FireAngel Pro Connected alarms.