FAQ's

In brief – Smoke Alarms will alarm when smoke is detected by the sensors within the unit whereas Heat Alarms will alarm when they detect a rapid rise in temperature in the atmosphere around the device. Heat Alarms have been specifically designed for areas with fumes and high humidity e.g. kitchens where cooking fumes are present and attics or garages where there is lots of dust and usually high humidity.

Over 50% of fires start in kitchens in domestic properties – installing a heat alarm in this room will mean you’re rapidly alerted to danger.

 

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.

Mains powered alarms are ‘hard-wired’ into your home’s 230V electricity circuit, so will have a power cable wired into the unit and require a professional installation. FireAngel’s mains alarms contain a back-up battery which will continue to protect the home if the mains power is cut or if there is an outage. Did you know – if you’re renovating a home in England you’re required to install mains powered smoke alarms during the process?

Battery-powered alarms come either with batteries which you can replace or batteries that are sealed within the unit and will last the lifetime of the device. If you want to fit and forget, look for a 10 year battery alarm that will offer you complete protection for a decade.

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.

A Heat Alarm is perfect for detecting fires like those caused by faulty white goods, as they usually create a ‘blast’ of fire that’s very hot. Heat Alarms won’t false alarm to a dusty or humid room which makes it perfect for kitchens, utility rooms and garages where these items are usually found.

The Pro Connected FP1740W2-R does not require an internet connection to alert you to fire. However if you have a Smart Gateway included in the network (which requires internet connection), and 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.

A Heat Alarm is perfect for detecting fires like those caused by faulty white goods, as they usually create a ‘blast’ of fire that’s very hot. Heat Alarms won’t false alarm to a dusty or humid room which makes it perfect for kitchens, utility rooms and garages where these items are usually found.

The Pro Connected FP1720W2-R does not require an internet connection to alert you to fire. However if you have a Smart Gateway included in the network (which requires internet connection), and 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.

Yes – you can hardwire interlink this alarm with other HW1 Heat Alarms and SW1 Smoke Alarms to offer protection across the home (12 devices in total).

If you’re looking for alarms where you can combine mains powered and battery powered alarms into a single network then view our FireAngel Pro Connected alarm range.

Yes – you can hardwire interlink this alarm with other HT-230 heat alarms and ST-230 smoke alarms to offer protection across the home (12 devices in total).

If you’re looking for alarms where you can combine mains powered and battery powered alarms into a single network then view our FireAngel Pro Connected alarm range.

Yes – Heat Alarms won’t false alarm to dusty or humid rooms which makes them perfect for kitchens, utility rooms and garages.

No – the FireAngel HT-630 and ST-620 smoke alarm cannot be interlinked with any other alarm. See our Pro Connected alarm range which allows you to build a network of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms across the whole home.

You can install a heat alarm as it won’t false alarm to a dusty or humid rooms which makes it perfect for kitchens, utility rooms and garages where these items are usually found.