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Alarm Selector

Alarm Selector

Our simple to use Alarm Selector helps you to find out which smoke, heat or Carbon Monoxide alarms you should install and where in a typical example property they should be fitted.

All alarm system designs have been developed in-line with British Standards and Building Regulations, but they should not be used in place of a Fire Risk Assessment as there are many factors not included within our Selector that can affect the level of coverage needed. There are also many regional variations within the standards that need to be taken into consideration.

For more information please contact our Technical Team on 01691 664100 or email technical@aico.co.uk.

Alarm Selector

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Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Would you like to add an Alarm Control switch into the system for easy alarm testing?

Yes
No
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  • The British Standard BS 5839-6:2019 and building regulations recommend installing an alarm controller as part of a fire alarm system
  • Aico also recommend fitting a controller if the alarm system contains Fire, Heat and Carbon Monoxide alarms

If you would like to know more about how an alarm controller makes alarm testing, silencing and locating easier visit our web page on Alarm Interconnection.

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

How would you like your alarms to be interconnected together?

Hard-wired
Alarms will be interconnected via hard-wire
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  • The British Standard BS 5839-6:2019 and building regulations recommend that all alarms within a property are interlinked
  • Alarm interconnection helps to increase the speed occupants are made aware of a danger
  • Wireless interconnection with SmartLINK also allows for data extraction and extra functionality

For more information on Interconnection visit our website

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Does the property have a garage attached to the main building?

Yes
No
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A garage often forms part of a property’s escape route meaning that it requires fire detection coverage.

If you would more clarification in relation to the British Standards or Regulations, please contact our Technical Department on 01691 664100 or email technical@aico.co.uk who will be able to advise you.

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Does the property have a habitable loft conversion?

Yes
No
×

If you would like more clarification on the definition of a habitable loft conversion as defined by the British Standards or Regulations, please contact our Technical Department on 01691 664100 or email technical@aico.co.uk who will be able to advise you.

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Select a property type

Single Storey House or Flat
2-3 Storey House
×

We are only including the most common property types within this Alarm Selector.

If you have a different type of property, please contact our Technical Department on 01691 664100 or email technical@aico.co.uk who will be able to advise you.

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Choose what level of Carbon Monoxide detection you would like

Basic
High
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  • Basic coverage will install alarms in rooms where fuel burning appliances are fitted
  • High coverage will install alarms in rooms where fuel burning appliances are fitted and rooms that are commonly occupied (such as the living room or bedrooms) or that have flues running along side them
  • The British Standard BS EN 50292:2013 recommends a high level of coverage

For full details visit our web page on Carbon Monoxide standards

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Choose what level of fire detection you would like

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, your minimum level of protection is LD2.

LD1
High Coverage
LD2
Medium Coverage
LD3
Low Coverage
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  • LD1 provides a high level of coverage & will install alarms in every room where a fire could start
  • LD2 provides a medium level of coverage & will install alarms covering escape routes & high risk areas
  • LD3 provides a minimum level of coverage & will install alarms covering escape routes

For full details visit our Standards and Regulations pages

Are you sure you want to restart the alarm selector?

Which household dangers would you like to detect?

Fire
Fire & Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide
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By selecting the Fire or Carbon Monoxide only options, the Alarm Selector will produce an Alarm System that only contains these alarms.

If you would like more information about why you need a Fire or Carbon Monoxide alarm visit our Standards and Regulations pages.

Please review your selections before we generate your alarm system

Which household dangers would you like to detect?
Fire
Fire & Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide
Choose what level of fire detection you would like
LD1 High Coverage
LD2 Medium Coverage
LD3 Low Coverage
Choose what level of Carbon Monoxide detection you would like
Basic
High
Select a property type
Single Storey House or Flat
2-3 Storey House
Does the property have a habitable loft conversion?
Yes
No
Does the property have a garage attached to the main building?
Yes
No
How would you like your alarms to be interconnected together?
Hard-wired Alarms will be interconnected via hard-wire
Would you like to add an Alarm Control switch into the system for easy alarm testing?
Yes
No

Your alarm system and specification are ready to be generated

Detailed specification - with product codes
Single paragraph specification
Detailed specification - without product codes
×

This document does not include any product codes as part of the Specification document.

Information included:

  • Property Description
  • System Design – for Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Power Supply
  • Alarm Types
  • Alarm Interconnection
  • System Control
  • System Installation & Testing
×

This is a single paragraph short form Specification of the system designed.

×

This document includes Aico product codes as part of the Specification document (such as Ei3024 or Ei3028)

Information included:

  • Property Description
  • System Design – for Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Power Supply
  • Alarm Types
  • Alarm Interconnection
  • System Control
  • System Installation & Testing