Fire & Rescue, Fire Safety, Smart Home
When almost 50% of fires start in the kitchen, it’s paramount you protect this room and are alerted at the first signs of danger. With this in mind, FireAngel would recommend installing a heat alarm with intelligent Thermistek technology.
Thermistek heat alarms are recommended for placing directly in kitchens as they will not cause nuisance alarm from cooking fumes and in unconverted loft spaces or garages where there may be high levels of fumes or dust.
Whilst British Standard 5839-6: 2019 recommends the installation of multi-sensor smoke alarm technology throughout the home, only heat and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are suitable for installation in a kitchen.
Used in FireAngel’s range of advanced heat alarms, Thermistek technology uses an algorithm to ensure a rapid response to detecting a fire in a property.
Each 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 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, the alarm will sound. This predictive quality provides a quicker response time in rapidly increasing temperatures. If the temperature is rising at a dangerous rate the alarm is primed for activation providing a quicker reaction to fires.
Buying a heat alarm that features Thermistek technology will ensure you benefit from a fast reaction to heat in real fire alarm conditions – as opposed to just theoretical conditions or test situations. FireAngel heat alarms have been specifically designed for areas with fumes and high humidity such as kitchens, where cooking fumes are present, and attics or garages where there is lots of dust.
With our Pro Connected range of heat alarms, data is used to support the UK’s Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) with their forensic analysis of alarms that have been involved in a fire incident. When paired with FireAngel Predict®, this data is working to transform how the Service provide and manage fire safety for vulnerable residents.
The data collected from heat alarms is vital to this service. As heat alarms are much more difficult to trigger an alert than smoke detectors and due to the nature of where they need to be placed in a property, such as a kitchen, if a heat alarm activates the likelihood of a fire being serious is higher.
All FireAngel multi-sensor alarms include a sealed for life battery and low profile aesthetic design. Designed for easy installation, Pro Connected Thermistek alarms are suitable for use in kitchens, lofts and garages.
With the Pro Connected app, experience complete control and peace of mind protection. Use the app to test and silence alarms without having to reach a ceiling mounted test button.
With unlimited property allocations, you can set up an alarm network in the homes of your parents, a vulnerable family member, your child’s university accommodation or in your holiday home and receive notifications for all of them.
Found within our Pro Connected app is FireAngel Predict®, a unique algorithm with patented application, that uses real-time data to access the risk of a future fire event. Predict® gives potential fire risk level for the homes you list – invaluable for those caring for vulnerable family members.