Home Safety and Security
Our electrical team can install and maintain devices such as Smoke Alarms, Heat Rise Detectors and Emergency Lighting that help you to protect your family and home. Call us on 0117 935 2400 to chat to one of our registered electricians and find out more.
If positioned correctly Smoke Alarms can help you detect the onset of a fire in your home by monitoring for the presence of smoke and causing an alarm to go off if it is detected. There are 3 common types of Smoke Alarms:
- Optical – Light beam technology that responds well to smouldering fires
- Ionisation – Ionisation technology that responds well to flaming fires
- Combined – Both optical and ionisation technologies
Mains powered as opposed to battery powered alarms should be installed by a registered electrician.
Smoke alarms must be properly maintained and tested at regular intervals.
Heat Rise Detectors are fire alarms that respond to a change in room temperature. There are two basic kinds, Fixed Temperature and Rate-of-Rise.
Fixed temperature detectors aim to go off when a room’s temperature crosses a defined threshold. Rate-of-Rise detectors respond to a defined increase in room temperature in a specified period.
Heat Rise Detectors should be used to supplement smoke alarms in areas of your home such as the kitchen where the normal environment might cause a smoke alarms to go off accidentally.