Smoke alarms and smoke detectors are often the first line in your defence against fire, whether in the home or workplace. Security Red Alert supply . smoke alarms suitable for all domestic and business uses, we also offer advice in where to locate your smoke alarm, how to maintain them and check them to ensure they are working properly.
Regardless of the detection technology used in your smoke alarm, the product label, User’s Manual or Warranty should state the expected useful life of the smoke detector. For example, smoke alarms with the UL label have been certified with an expected useful life of 10 years. The product label also will tell you whether this includes the useful life of the battery.
If you do not have a lithium long life battery (10 years), fire officials recommend that you change your batteries at the same time you turn your clock back each year for the end of Daylight Saving Time. It’s also important to make sure your smoke alarm is working properly. You should test the alarm periodically (there should be a button to press). But be very careful if you use a source of smoke to test the detector.
Smoke Alarms are more effective at detecting larger particles of smoke produced by slow burning, smoldering fires such as PVC wiring, soft furniture or bedding. Install optical smoke alarms in bedrooms, living rooms and in the ground floor hallway.