FireAngel FAQ's

Read More About the Most Common Questions We Get Asked About Our Products and Fire Safety

If your Current alarms do not comply with the new Fire & CO Safety Standards then you will need to install units which fall in line with the new standards.

The current date that the new Fire & CO Safety Standards go live is February 2022 although this may change.

Under the new guidelines, all homes in Scotland (including both private and socially rented housing) must have an interlinked Fire and Smoke alarm system, supported by adequate carbon monoxide (CO) protection where a flue‑burning appliance or flue is present, by February 2022.

The new standard requires:

  • One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general living purposes, such as the living room
  • One smoke alarm installed in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
  • One heat alarm installed in every kitchen
  • One sealed battery carbon monoxide alarm installed where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance, such as a boiler, fire or stove

All of the above alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked

Click here to see which FireAngel alarms you can install to be compliant with the law.

If the danger is smoke related the devices will be sounding the alarm in a three beep pattern – ‘beep beep beep’, with the red LED also flashing three times. If the danger is Carbon Monoxide related the devices will be sounding the alarm in a four beep pattern – ‘beep beep beep beep’ with the red LED also flashing four times.

FireAngel has three alarm ranges that can be interlinked to create a network.

FireAngel Pro Connected Alarms – battery and mains powered smart alarms, which can communicate wirelessly, with the option of notifications and control via our app.

FireAngel Mains Powered – ST230 and HT230 alarms which require a hardwire interlink to communicate.

FireAngel Mains Powered – SW1 and HW1 alarms which require a hardwire interlink to communicate.

Please note – the above alarms are also compliant with new Scottish Fire & CO Regulations when built into a network.

Ordinarily, in a replaceable battery unit, it is advisable to change the battery annually with the life span of a Smoke alarm is ten years it is arguable that more damage will be done to the environment by changing and disposing of batteries annually than it is to have a battery sealed within a unit for its entire life span.

It is recommended that alarms should be replaced every 10 years. We put 10-year life batteries in our units to ensure that the battery lasts the lifetime of the alarm. Having a sealed for life, fit and forget product is of prime importance to our customers and is promoted by Fire and Rescue Services. If a unit has a replaceable battery as opposed to a sealed for life one this can cause inconvenience for our customers and increases the risk of batteries not being changed leaving customers at risk.

Research shows that children can become obsessed with fire if they are not taught about it from a young age. You can ask your Local Fire and Rescue Service for advice on how to teach your child about fire safety. There are also educational videos readily available online.

Our Products are readily available through retailers such as Screwfix, Toolstation, B&Q and are also available on Amazon.

Our alarms are manufactured by a world leader – Flex – who are located in Poland.