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.