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 fire.
By using a Multi-Sensor alarm – otherwise known as a “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.
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,
As seen in the diagram below, Thermoptek multi-sensor alarms have a much faster response time over traditional single sensor fire alarms, and are also much less prone to nuisance alarms.
Positioning: Multi-Sensor alarms are suitable for installation in hallways, landings, bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.
Whilst BS 5839-6: 2019 (also known as BS 5839 Pt.6) recommends the installation of multi-sensor smoke alarm technology throughout the home, only heat and CO alarms are suitable for installation in a kitchen.
Given over 60% of domestic fires start in the kitchen, it is paramount that your heat alarm has the latest cutting edge technology to quickly detect the presence of fire. With this in mind, FireAngel would recommend installing a heat alarm with intelligent Thermistek technology.
Positioning: 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.
Our FireAngel Specification range features our patented Thermoptek and Thermistek technology and offers:
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.