FAQ's

Yes, our FireAngel Specification range and FireAngel Mains 9V range of alarms are suitable for all domestic properties, this includes rental and new build properties

Whilst BS 5839-6 has previously been split into six varying Grades, each outlining the level of protection appropriate for certain properties and their corresponding levels of risk, the new update has altered the six sections, removing Grade B and Grade E, whilst Grade D and Grade F have been split into Grade D1 / Grade D2 and Grade F1 / Grade F2 respectively. Grade C has been revised and its recommendations expanded.

The 2019 grading system is as follows:

Grade A

Separate detectors, sounders and central control and indicating equipment with back-up power supply that conforms to British Standards BS EN 54.

Grade C

Separate detectors and sounders that are mains powered with back-up power supply and central control equipment.

Grade D1

A system of one or more mains powered detectors, each with a tamper‑proof standby supply consisting of a battery or batteries (such as FireAngel’s SM-SN-1 and HM-SN-1 alarm).

Grade D2

A system of one or more mains-powered detectors, each with an integral standby supply consisting of a user‑replaceable battery or batteries. (such as FireAngel’s SW1-PF-T and HW1-PF-T alarm).

Grade F1

A system of one or more battery-powered detectors powered by a tamper‑proof primary battery or batteries (such as FireAngel’s ST-622, ST-750 alarm).

Grade F2

A system of one or more battery-powered detectors powered by a user‑replaceable primary battery or batteries. (such as FireAngel’s SB1-T alarm).
Please note: Grades B and E are no longer defined in BS 5839-6:2019.

BS 5839-6:2019 outlines where fire detection systems should be installed per category with additional recommendations to install heat alarms in kitchens. There are three categories for fire detection and fire alarm systems LD1, LD2, LD3.

‘LD3 Minimum Protection’ covers escape routes only.

LD3 protection is a system incorporating detectors in all circulation areas that form part of the escape routes from the premises. Smoke alarms should be installed in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes such as hallway and landing.

Note: This minimum category now only applies to owner-occupied bungalow, flat, single-storey unit or maisonette with no floor level above 4.5m from ground level or owner-occupied two-storey house.

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BS 5839-6:2019 outlines where fire detection systems should be installed per category with additional recommendations to install heat alarms in kitchens. There are three categories for fire detection and fire alarm systems LD1, LD2, LD3.

‘LD2 ADDITIONAL PROTECTION’ covers escape routes plus high risk rooms

LD2 protection is a system incorporating detectors in all circulation areas that form part of the escape routes from the premises, and in all specified rooms or areas that present a high fi re risk to occupants, including a heat alarm in any kitchen and a smoke alarm in principle habitable room(s). This includes Hallway, Landing, Living Room, Kitchen (Heat Alarm).

Note: This is now the new minimum category for all rented properties and must include a heat alarm in the kitchen and a smoke alarm in principle habitable room(s).

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BS 5839-6:2019 outlines where fire detection systems should be installed per category with additional recommendations to install heat alarms in kitchens. There are three categories for fire detection and fire alarm systems LD1, LD2, LD3.

‘LD1 Maximum Protection’ covers escape routes, high-risk rooms plus all areas where a fire might start.

LD1 is the highest level of protection of all occupants who might occupy the dwelling over the lifetime of the fire detection and fire alarm system. A system installed throughout the premises, incorporating detectors in all circulation areas that form part of the escape routes from the premises, and in all rooms and areas, other than those with negligible sources of ignition, such as toilets, bathrooms and shower rooms.

To meet LD1 standards you should fit alarms in the following rooms: Hallway, Landing, Living Room, Kitchen (Heat Alarm), Bedroom, Airing / Meter Cupboards, Loft, Garage.

No, you need should refer to BS 5839-6 latest guidance which recommends fitting a heat alarm in a Kitchen. The enhanced heat sensing element within our range of heat alarms is designed to alert for common kitchen fire and is less prone to nuisance alarms when cooking. A high number of false alarms caused within a kitchen are due to incorrect placement on smoke alarms – smoke alarms are not suited for kitchens and should be fitted within hallways, landings, bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms.

No, our Specification range is not compatible with our Mains 9V range of products. Our Specification range of alarms feature a 10 year sealed long-life lithium battery whereas our Mains 9v range feature replaceable batteries and Push-Fit installation.

Thermistek heat alarms are recommended for placing directly in kitchens as they won’t nuisance alarm from cooking fumes and in unconverted loft spaces or garages where there may be high levels of fumes or dust.

The heat alarm has a unique radiant heat dish which reflects directional heat from the fire onto the thermistor allowing a faster reaction to fire than conventional heat alarms.

It also constantly monitors for temperature change using a predictive algorithm.

If an increase in temperature is detected, the rate of rise is measured and if predicted to exceed a predetermined threshold will sound the alarm. This predictive quality provides a quicker response time in rapidly increasing temperatures.

Thermoptek is a type of smoke alarm sensor technology and is used in FireAngel’s Specification range of mains and battery powered Multi-Sensor smoke alarms, which is used and recommended by over 90% of the UK Fire and Rescue service.

Thermoptek technology provides a much faster response to fire, giving housing occupants more time to escape should a fire occur. This technology is available at an affordable price, and is sold at a similar cost to some other single-sensor units that are available.

FireAngel Multi-Sensor detectors are at the forefront of cutting-edge fire safety technology and are recommended by UK Fire and Rescue Services and also British Standards. Multi-Sensor detectors are easy to attain, install and maintain in a home.

Multi-Sensor alarms are suitable for installation in hallways, landings, bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.

As technology advances, fire safety is becoming increasingly advanced, readily available, and affordable. At the forefront of this is Multi-Sensor technology – whereby smoke alarm units are monitoring for more than one indication of fire – hence giving a quicker, more reliable, and faster reaction in the event of a fire.

By using a Multi-Sensor alarm – otherwise known as an “all in one smoke detector” or “combination alarm” – this eliminates the need to fit separate single-sensor products (e.g. ionisation and optical alarms). Not only does this reduce the likelihood of false alarms associated with these types of alarms, but it also more environmentally friendly as there are storage and disposal issues with ionisation alarms due to their small quantities of radioactive material (Americium 241). It is important to note that this material – used to detect smoke – is in the form of a sealed source and represents no hazard to those installing, or living with, the alarm.

Our advanced Smart RF technology allows smoke, heat and CO devices to be interlinked wirelessly. When alarms are interlinked they are able to communicate and will alert at the same time if one of the alarms detects danger – when one sounds, they all sound. In the case of wireless interlink, this communication is in the form of Smart RF technology, which means there’s no need to run cables between the alarms. The FireAngel Specification range of alarms allows a network to be easily extended to include devices across an entire property. For example, a network of 6 x smoke alarms, 2 x heat alarms, 4 x carbon monoxide alarms and a Spec Connected Wireless Gateway will be completely secure and protect a whole property.

If you choose not to add a Gateway upon initial installation, you can add a Gateway to an existing network at any time in the future – this will allow for remote monitoring of devices as the Gateway will communicate with the FireAngel App using an internet connection, however, if the internet connection fails or cuts out the alarms will still continue to work and protect property, no internet connection means you will no receive any push notifications whilst the internet is not working.

Yes, this ceiling halo is suitable for use with all FireAngel products including smoke and heat alarms.

The foam backing means it can be mounted on to textured or uneven surfaces – suitable for all ceilings.

Yes, you should wall mount via internal BESA compatible fixing positions using stainless steel fixings

The FireAngel Alarm Control Unit (FS1524W2-T) allows individuals to remotely test, silence and locate a network of interlinked smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms within a property.

By using an alarm control unit, testing multiple interlinked alarms becomes simple and fast for all individuals – from one centralised device this alarm control unit provides a greater deal of control and flexibility and also allows individuals to silence and locate triggered alarms – suitable for vulnerable adults, elderly and those with high ceilings who find it hard to access alarms for regular testing.

Yes, this is ideal for use to combat fires in vehicles, caravans, boats, agricultural machinery, farms, garages, in the home and office.

Product dimensions are as follows:
Height: 86mm
Width: 86mm
Depth: 64.6mm

The common sources of Carbon Monoxide (CO) are cookers, fires, boilers, oil and gas boilers, portable generators, oil or solid fuel cookers, gas or paraffin heaters, barbecues (BBQs), clogged chimneys, wood or gas fireplaces, cigarette smoke or any fossil fuel-burning appliances.

Using a gas safe engineer to regularly service these items will help reduce the risk of CO in a home but it will not completely remove the risk. The only way to detect CO in your home is to install a Carbon Monoxide detector with an audible alarm. Gas safe engineers can be found via the ‘Gas Safe Register’ – this is an official list of businesses that are legally permitted to carry out gas work.

No, this product is designed for electric cookers only. This self-learning device intelligently switches off the electric cooker to prevent a fire from occuring.

Yes, our electric stove guard complies with EU standard EN50615: 2015 requirements

Thermoptek technology combines the very latest in optical sensing with a thermal enhancement – it has two separate sensing elements. The different sensing elements constantly monitor for two different by-products for fires (smoke and temperature). If a rate of temperature rise is detected the sensitivity of the smoke alarm is increased. This provides a quicker response time to all fire types; fast flaming and slow-burning fires.

In the event of a small fire, the fire blanket is easy to use, when required pull firmly on the tapes (which will release the blanket) and spread the blanket over the fire. Please refer to product instruction on the packaging prior to installing for detailed guidance on product usage.

Our EXS230-1 boasts a loud 100 dB (A) alarm sounder with a 30m range and 10 different tones making it suitable for all general signalling applications including fire, security and process control.

A Grade D1 system is required for:
– New or materially altered dwellings, up to three storeys with no floor exceeding 200 m2.
– Existing dwellings with poor or inadequate fire protection, up to three storeys with no floor exceeding 200 m2.
– Individual dwelling units of two or more rooms in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) of one or two-storeys, with no floor exceeding 200 m2.

There are three Levels of Detection (LD). Generally the greater the fire risk the more comprehensive the system should be.
LD1 = Maximum Protection. Alarms in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes and all areas where a fire might start.
LD2 = Medium Protection. All circulation spaces and escape routes (e.g.hallways and landings) are covered together with a provision of higher fire risk areas (e.g.kitchen and living rooms).
LD3 = Minimum Protection. Alarms in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes.
* Ensure that a Grade D1 system is adequate for the dwelling you are installing the alarms in. You can obtain further information from your local fire service or building control department at your local council offices.

This base is designed to be easily mounted onto a wall or ceiling

Perfect for use in any small domestic kitchen, garage or next to the BBQ for example, in the event of chip pan fires, clothing and waste bin fires or as a protective cloak while evacuating

Our FireAngel Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are designed so that alarms can be wall-mounted or left freestanding within a property. Ideally, a CO alarm should be installed in every room with a fuel-burning appliance e.g gas hob, open fire, boiler. Additional alarms may be installed to provide adequate warning for occupants in other rooms, by placing alarms in rooms in which they spend considerable time whilst awake e.g living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens.

Boiler Room | Bedroom | Kitchen | Living Room

Make sure that the red battery disconnection piece is removed

Suitable for any room within a property – can be wall-mounted or left free-standing.

Once interlinked within a Smart RF network, every interlinked FireAngel alarm can be easily silenced or tested via pressing the large central button on the alarm, but we recognise this isn’t easy for everyone. Without an alarm control unit, residents will need to physically test each of their alarms across several different rooms. This is a simple task for those who are able (typically via a broom/ladder) however this can be difficult for the elderly, disabled or those living in properties with high ceilings.

Therefore, by integrating just one Smart RF alarm into a home network, you can test every alarm remotely with the press of a button (and without a broom or ladder!) – to find out more about Smart RF technology visit our technology section.

Designed for use in a kitchen, garage or loft. Our heat alarms provide quick detection of rapid temperature increases. Its reaction to heat rather than smoke makes it ideal for installation in kitchen areas and garages in order to avoid false alarms caused by cooking and vehicle fumes.

According to latest BS 5839-6 standards, for maximum LD1 protection you should fit a smoke alarm in the following rooms: Hallway, Landing, Living Room, Bedroom, Airing / Meter Cupboards, Loft, Garage. A smoke alarm is not recommended for installation in a kitchen, you should install a heat alarm in kitchens.

For further guidance on BS 5836-6, please visit our Standards and Regulations Section.

Designed for use by the deaf and hard of hearing, – a strobe and pad should be installed in the main room where an individual sleeps. You can wireless interlink additional Strobe and Vibrating Pads to the network and install them in any room where an individual may need to be alerted in the event of an alarm. We recommend that if you install any additional Strobe and Vibrating Pads, you should test each of these upon installation to check they are “learned in” to the rest of the network.

Yes, our FireAngel Specification range and FireAngel Mains 9V range of alarms are suitable for all domestic properties, this includes rental and new build properties.

This product is suitable for all areas of a home.

No, the SB1-T is a standalone battery-powered optical smoke alarm with no interlink options. This unit cannot be interlinked with any other products – please see our FireAngel Specification range or our FireAngel Mains with 9V battery backup range, both of these ranges offer hardwire and wireless interlink options.

The RF-BW-T is compatible with our Mains with 9V battery backup range – product codes include SW1-PF-T (Smoke), HW1-PF-T (Heat) and CW1-PF-T (Carbon Monoxide).

Please note: Due to unique Push-Fit base technology, the RF-BW-T is not compatible with FireAngel Specification range of smoke, heat and CO alarms. FireAngel Specification alarms can be interlinked using Smart RF technology, please visit our technology section which advises.

No, the ST-622T is a standalone battery-powered smoke alarm with no interlink options. This unit cannot be interlinked with any other products – please see our FireAngel Specification range or our FireAngel Mains with 9V battery backup range, both of these ranges offer hardwire and wireless interlink options.

No, the ST-750 is a standalone battery-powered multi-sensor smoke alarm with no interlink options. This unit cannot be interlinked with any other products – please see our FireAngel Specification range or our FireAngel Mains with 9V battery backup range, both of these ranges offer hardwire and wireless interlink options.

All our Specification range of products feature Smart RF technology – allowing you to create a wireless network containing multiple devices – including:

Smoke Alarms:
FS2126-T – Battery Powered Multi-Sensor Smoke Alarm (10 year)
SM-SN-1 – Mains Powered Multi-Sensor Smoke Alarm (10 year)

Heat Alarms:
FS1226-T – Battery Heat Alarm featuring Sleep Easy (10 year)
HM-SN-1 – Mains Powered Heat Alarm (10 year)

Carbon Monoxide Alarm:
FS1326-T – Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm (10 year)

Assisted Living Solutions:
FS1552W2-T – Combined Strobe and Vibrating Pad
FS1524W2-T – Wireless Alarm Control Unit (Test, Silence, Locate)

Yes, this extinguisher features an easy to read pressure gauge that shows you the extinguisher is full and ready for use

Our Smart RF mesh monitor works with our Specification range of products, this includes:

Smoke Alarms:
FS2126-T – Battery Powered Multi-Sensor Smoke Alarm (10 year)
SM-SN-1 – Mains Powered Multi-Sensor Smoke Alarm (10 year)

Heat Alarms:
FS1226-T – Battery Heat Alarm featuring Sleep Easy (10 year)
HM-SN-1 – Mains Powered Heat Alarm (10 year)

Carbon Monoxide Alarm:
FS1326-T – Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm (10 year)

Assisted Living Solutions:
FS1552W2-T – Combined Strobe and Vibrating Pad
FS1524W2-T – Wireless Alarm Control Unit (Test, Silence, Locate)

This alarm control unit does not require an internet connection to work, but instead communicates with Specification Smoke, Heat and CO alarms via a secure radio frequency. Featuring Smart RF technology , this device is compatible for use with all our Specification range of mains and battery powered devices.

You can also benefit from mixed system flexibility – our alarm control unit features advanced Smart RF technology and works with our Specification range of mains and/or battery products. This means for increased safety you can easily create a hybrid system of mains and/or battery products – extend your network without the fuss!

Our strobe and pad does not require an internet connection to work, but instead communicates with Specification Smoke, Heat and CO alarms via a secure radio frequency. Featuring Smart RF technology , this device is compatible for use with all our Specification range of mains and battery powered devices.

You can also benefit from mixed system flexibility – our alarm control unit features advanced Smart RF technology and works with our Specification range of mains and/or battery products. This means for increased safety you can easily create a hybrid system of mains and/or battery products – extend your network without the fuss!

You should check that the battery back-up switch is on. The green unit power LED should be illuminated. Refer to the manual for full installation guidance.

A Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm is the only way to alert residents to the presence of Carbon Monoxide within a property. A CO alarm via an audible alert

CO also known as ‘the silent killer’ is a gas which cannot be seen, tasted or smelt but can result in CO poisoning and illness or in some cases death. CO forms when the fuel in products, such as boilers, fires and ovens does not burn completely. Regular servicing of these products can reduce the risk of CO being present but it cannot completely remove the risk.

No, our mesh monitor features plug and play hardware which allows quick and easy setup and offers a “Walk By” mesh monitor solution with capability to address the system without being inside the property – significantly reducing the time required for service and maintenance.

The Spec Connected Wireless Gateway does require an internet connection and is supplied with an ethernet cable to allow the installer to connect to a broadband router.

This connection enables the push notifications from a property’s alarm network to a mobile or smart devices. But if the internet connection is lost the alarms, interlinked alarms will still perform to a high standard and will detect danger and if necessary, alert within a property, however without an internet connection you will not receive any push notification to your devices.

Please visit our Connected Home Section for additional information on connected solutions and gateways that can be tailored to suit your housing portfolio.

To activate wireless interlink – by fitting a Smart RF module in the base of compatible Specification ‘Smart RF Ready’ products, you can create a safety network containing multiple devices connected wirelessly. See the manual for further information.

Yes, our Spec Connected Gateway has been designed for use alongside a network of FireAngel Specification range of Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and allows connection to the FireAngel App (iOS & Android compatible). You can add a Gateway at the same time as installing Fire and CO alarms. Alternatively, you can add a Gateway to an existing FireAngel Specification network at any time in the future.

Featuring Smart RF technology, our mesh monitor is compatible for use with our Specification range of mains and battery-powered devices.

You can also benefit from mixed system flexibility – our Specification range of mains and battery products all feature Smart RF wireless interlink technology. This means for increased safety you can easily create a hybrid system of mains and/or battery products – extend your network without the fuss!

No, you should never mix other manufacturer smoke, heat and CO alarms within any single network – products will not function correctly and this will affect the levels of fire and CO protection. We highly recommend you never do this and you should always create a network of FireAngel alarms only.

Yes, our Mains 9V range of SW1-PF-T, HW1-PF-T, CW1-PF-T alarms can be hardwire interconnected with up to 12 smoke, heat or CO alarms or wirelessly interconnected with up to 50 alarms with the RF interlink base (RF-BW-T)

Yes, you have the option to differentiate between smoke/heat & CO alarm signals and activate an appropriate relay contact independently from the other. Please refer to the manual for full details.

The SCB10-R has a 10 year sealed for life battery. It is not advisable to use any smoke alarm after 10 years as the components within the alarm will start to degrade and the unit will not fully function with ultimate accuracy. Smoke and heat alarms should always be replaced after 10 years however this depends on the life of the product installed – please refer to your product manual or baseplate to confirm the product life.

Yes, you can connect a FireAngel relay to external devices e.g. fire doors, sprinklers and other Telecare systems – you can also connect relays with FireAngel Smoke/ Heat and CO Alarms.