Fire Safety, Maintenance

Installing your battery powered heat alarm

FireAngel's battery powered alarms have been designed to be installed quickly and simply, without the services of an electrician.

The below provides an overview of installing your alarm, but please refer to each alarm’s installation manual for tailored guidance.

Which room can I install this heat alarm?

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.

How many alarms do I need to install?

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.

Where should I position the heat alarm?

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.


Installing your alarm

    1. Fit the mounting plate to the ceiling using the screws provided.
    2. If your alarm is not a sealed battery alarm, then install the batteries following the steps within the manual. 
    3. To fit the alarm to the mounting plate included in this pack, position the alarm on the plate, then turn clockwise until the alarm is locked into position. Make sure that the alarm is twisted fully. The battery will now activate.
    4. The red LED on the front of the alarm should flash once, approximately every 45 seconds to show that it is active. 

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.