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All the information you need, from testing and maintenance to sensor types and siting.

How to House Code Battery Units

House Coding battery-powered alarms is quick and simple, and it ensures that all alarms sound, offering greater protection in the event of an emergency.

What alarm do I have?

Identifying your alarm is quick and simple – you will find the model number on the side or the back of the alarm head, along with a replace by date. Type the model number into the search bar of our website to find out more details about the product.

How do I change the battery in my alarm?

Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to changing the battery in your alarm – all you need is a screwdriver. If you have changed the battery and continue to experience issues, please contact our Technical Team at technical@aico.co.uk or visit our Fault Finding Guide.

How do I check the age of my alarm?

Most of our alarms have a 10-year life, after which they should be replaced to ensure you carry on getting the best protection. Simply check the Date Code label that is situated on the side of any Aico alarm, which tells you exactly when the alarm was made and its recommended ‘replace by’ date.

Why is my alarm beeping?

It’s important to never ignore a beeping alarm! This could potentially be a sign of danger or that an alarm needs maintenance. Watch our video to find out why your alarm may be beeping and how to resolve the problem.

How do I replace my alarm?

Follow this step-by-step guide to safely replacing your Smoke, Heat or Carbon Monoxide alarm. If you have an easi-fit base fitted, all you need to do is replace the alarm as there is no need to remove or re-wire the base.

How do I test my alarm?

Regular alarm testing is essential to ensure your alarms remain in full working order and provide maximum protection. We recommend testing your alarms at least once a month! Watch this video to find out how.

Choosing the right sensor type

There are different types of sensors which are best suited to detecting certain fire types and therefore best placed in specific rooms. Watch this video to find out which alarms you need in your household.

How to House Code

House Coding your system together is imperative to ensure all of the alarms in the property sound, as well as making sure they do not trigger others in nearby properties. Learn how to House Code in this video.

Where to site your alarms

Siting your alarms correctly is important to ensure the best possible protection and that you are complying with Standards and Regulations. Watch this video to learn more.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms – Where to fit and why?

If you are unsure of whether you require a Carbon Monoxide alarm or where to fit them, watch this video to find out more.

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