Locations of alarms must be compliant with either BS 5839-6: 2019 (also known as BS 5839: Pt.6) or relevant Building Regulations if in any doubt. This alarm is not intended for any non-residential, commercial or industrial application, nor for any other purpose other than described in the above. For the best protection, heat alarms should always be installed as part of a complete fire protection system that includes smoke alarms.
Make sure you:
Install smoke alarms in circulation areas at a distance no greater than 7.5 m from the farthest wall, no greater than 7.5 m from a door to any room in which a fire might start and no greater than 7.5 m from the next smoke alarm.
Install heat alarms on the ceiling, ideally in the centre of the room.
Install sufficient alarms to compensate for closed doors and obstacles.
Install your heat alarm at a distance no greater than 5.3 m from the farthest wall, no greater than 5.3 m from a door to any room in which a fire might start and no greater than 5.3 m from the next heat or smoke alarm.
Install the alarms within 1500 mm (1.5 m) of a fluorescent light fitting and keep wiring at least 1000 mm (1 m) from these fittings.
Install alarms on circuits containing fluorescent light fittings or dimmer switches.
Install alarms within 300 mm (12”) of light fittings or room corners.
Install smoke alarms in wall positions that are less than 100 mm (4”) or more than 300 mm (12”) away from the ceiling.
Locate the Thermoptek smoke alarm close to bathrooms or showers as it can be susceptible to nuisance alarms from steam.