Grove Community Housing also means that if for some reason Association in Northern the electricity supply is off for an Ireland has replaced its extended period, the batteries still existing smoke alarms with Aico’s Multi-Sensors and Ei164e Heat Alarms in more than 80% of its properties.
Grove manages 218 properties in North Belfast, which are a mixture of new builds and renovated dwellings. With the smoke alarms in these properties coming to the end of their 10-year life, Grove looked for reliable mains powered alarms that could reduce false alarms.
Denis Bleakley, Grove Community Housing Association General Manager, explained, “We wanted 10 year life rechargeable batteries so neither tenants nor the Association would be troubled by battery replacement. Being rechargeable do not need to be replaced and the alarms function safely. We liked the Multi-Sensor technology to reduce false alarms for us and our tenants, which we found was backed up by BRE research.”
The Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms contain two sensor types, optical and heat, to constantly monitor smoke and heat levels, sending and receiving information via its intelligent detection software, for fast response and reduced false alarms; the latter is enhanced through a dust compensation feature.
Since the new Aico alarms have been installed, Denis states that he has not had any false alarms reported. Furthermore, the installer confirmed there were no faulty alarms which is testament to Aico’s quality control.