Fire Safety, Maintenance
The below provides an overview of installing your alarm, but please refer to each alarm’s installation manual for tailored guidance.
This heat alarm can be installed in kitchens, utility rooms, boiler rooms, attics and garages. If you’re looking for an alarm for living spaces and hallways and landings then check out our range of smoke alarms.
The law and recommendations for the number of heat alarms required are specific to the area you live in and your property type.
For the fastest detection of fire we recommend you install a smoke alarm in the circulation space on each level of the home (hallway and landing) as well as in living spaces and bedrooms. We would install these alongside heat alarms in the kitchen, garage and attic and have the alarms interlinked so that if one alarm sounds, they all sound.
Heat alarms are best suited to areas where dust, fumes and moisture can cause nuisance alarms in smoke alarms and should not be used in escape routes instead of smoke alarms.
When heat alarms are installed in a room, they should be placed on the ceiling, ideally in the centre of the room. They should be at a distance no greater than 5.3m from the farthest wall, no greater than 5.3m from a door to any room in which a fire might start and no greater than 5.3m from the next heat alarm.
NOTE: HEAT ALARMS SHOULD NOT BE WALL MOUNTED
After fitting the alarm to the base plate, wait for 5 seconds for the alarm to settle, then test the alarm. See alarm testing.
WARNING: Removing the alarm from its base plate will deactivate the unit and prevent it from detecting a fire.