RadioLINK wireless interconnection technology uses radio frequency (RF) signals to wirelessly link alarms together. Interconnecting alarms is vital so that occupants can hear the alarm throughout the property and is required in the British Standard BS 5839-6:2013.
Using wireless interconnection:
Mains powered alarms will still need to be wired to the mains electricity but this can be from the nearest ceiling light, keeping disruption to a minimum.
RadioLINK wireless interconnection uses a mesh system so that all the alarms speak to each other and there are multiple paths for the activation signal to travel through . This ensures that every alarm receives the signal and, most importantly, sounds to give warning of a detection.
The range of RadioLINK’s RF signal is 100m with a clear line of sight and 30m in a standard property, meaning that in a normal installation you should have no problems with signals between alarms and RF signals have their own frequency so won’t be affected by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or mobile phones.
If you are using an alarm from the 140RC Series, all you need to do if fit an RadioLINK base Ei168RC instead of an easi-fit base. The installation of the Ei168RC base is exactly the same, the only different is that the RadioLINK technology is contained inside it.
Once you have fitted all your bases and alarms you will need to connect the system (House Code) and seal them in, to ensure they are all speaking to each other.
If you are setting up a new alarm system we would recommend using RadioLINK bases across all the alarms, but if you already have a hard-wired system it’s easy to add in RadioLINK alarms – we call this a hybrid system.
Swap one easi-fit base in the hard-wired system to a RadioLINK base and then install the rest of your RadioLINK and RadioLINK+ products. This one alarm will then be connected to the hard-wired system, but also send out and receive the RF signals linking everything together.
RadioLINK+ uses the same interconnection technology as RadioLINK, but with new functionality including:
RadioLINK+ uses a module that plugs directly into the head of the alarm to transmit the RF signal – meaning you no longer need to fit an specific base. The RadioLINK+ module, Ei100MRF can be used with the 160e Series alarms and Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm Ei2110e
Read our dedicated page on RadioLINK+ for more information.