Our HomeLINK Environmental Sensors are now available! Find out more about our latest innovation in home life safety

Aico TV: Episode 22

28th October 2021 | 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Learn More
1
Days
19
Hours
8
Minutes
52
Seconds

Award Winning Northern Ireland Social Housing Development Installs Aico Alarms

Written by:
Alex Garmston
Posted On:
13th July 2016
Category:
Landlords

Aico Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms have been installed in to Newington Housing Association’s triple award winning housing development in North Belfast.

The Parkside Phase of the Limestone Road regeneration project – a scheme to transform an historically volatile interface area of North Belfast – features 36 new-build and re-habilitated houses.  This innovative social housing project has been built to very high standards and to provide homes with flexible design that can adapt to changing needs of the occupants.  It has scooped three prestigious RICS 2015 Northern Ireland Awards, including Best Northern Ireland Overall Project 2015.

Smoke and heat alarms from Aico’s Ei160e Series and the mains powered, with rechargeable battery back-up, Ei261ENRC CO alarms were selected by the consultant and contractor for this phase of the development as they met the stringent standards and requirements set out by Newington Housing Association.

Each property has been fitted with five Aico alarms, hard wired together for maximum tenant protection and controlled through the use of a single wall mounted switch.  Three optical smoke alarms are located in the main habitable areas and escape routes and one heat alarm in the kitchen.  The CO alarm is located adjacent to the boiler in each house.

For Newington Housing Association’s Operation Manager, Anthony Kerr, the Ei1529RC control switch has provided real added benefit: “The control switch was a key benefit as residents can test all the alarms safely from one point; it’s a truly user friendly device.”  With all the alarms hard wired together, if one alarm on the system is triggered, all other alarms in the same property sound.  This ensures the alarm is heard throughout the property, providing the earliest warning.  The Ei1529RC enables residents to quickly identify and locate the exact unit which has gone into alarm, and simply test and silence all the alarms on the system from one safe, convenient location.

Interconnecting the alarms in this manner is not only best practise but has actually provided Newington Housing Association with cost savings as less alarms are required per property.

Anthony is extremely pleased not just with the alarms and control switch, which he says makes for a “great system”, but also with Aico itself: “the service from Aico has been fantastic”.

Aico’s Ei160RC Series of mains-powered smoke and heat alarms have been designed to offer social housing providers the highest quality protection for BS 5839-6 Grade D applications.  The alarms incorporate high performance 10 year + rechargeable Lithium cells to provide over six month’s back-up in the event of a mains failure.

The Ei261ENRC mains-powered CO alarms also come with 10 year + rechargeable Lithium cells and feature the latest generation electrochemical type CO sensor which is pre-calibrated and tested in CO gas to ensure accuracy.  The alarms come with both high and low level LED indicators, with a pre-alarm LED indication for early detection of CO.  Other features of note include a Test/Silence button, Easi-fit design for quick and simple installation, Test facility and a Memory Feature which enables the user to tell if CO has been detected during a period of absence.

Related News

View all News and Events
AccountabilityAirplane arrow_downArrow Left Arrow Right audiobattery bedroom-fill bedroom bell blocks book_open books bulb calendar-time calendar cart Error circle-validclock cloud-upload cloud comments crossdata_download detectorsdining-room-fill document download-thin download exclamation filter fire-cloud firegarage-fill garagegatewayGroup-385guaranteegw-dashboard-red gw-doc-red gw-notifications-red gw-property gw-reduce gw-smartlink-red gw-time-red gw-wifi-red hallway-fill hallwayshand-heart hash headset hobicon-digital icon-easi-fit icon-sensor icon-switch icon-wireless key kitchen-fill kitchenlanding-fill landingslaptop launch living-room-fill living-roomloan location-pin loft-fill loftnetwork no-cable opening_times Passionpeople Phone play position-pin pound-sign power presentation reading real-estate Safer-Communitiessalary savings search settings Share-Geniusshare sheild smoke-alarm social_facebooksocial_googleplussocial_instagramsocial_linkedin_altsocial_linkedinsocial_pinterestsocial-share social-tiktoklogo-twitter-glyph-32social-youtube spanner stairstail-left tail-right Team-Workticktrash Trustupdate-phone user warning-sign wifi-protected