Smoke Alarm Installation

Shaldon, Devon

There is no doubt about it, smoke detectors save lives. Having smoke detectors installed in your house really is a no-brainer – for the relatively small outlay involved in fitting them there is no reason why they should not be in every home.

A customer of ours wanted to go a little better and have an interlinked system. On new builds this is now a requirement so really is a sensible thing to do.

There are 2 ways of connecting the smoke alarms to each other – wired or wireless. Wired is usually used on new installations as a cable has to be run from each smoke detector to the next and so on. If you would like an interlinked system retrofitted you can have the option to install wireless units to avoid the need to run cables between them if you think this would either be unsightly or impractical.

For this customer we installed a heat detector in the kitchen, a smoke detector in the lounge (where there is an open fire), a smoke detector in the child’s room and another smoke detector in the main bedroom. The beauty of an interlinked system is that if one goes off, they all go off – you don’t need to worry about whether you’ll hear an alarm through closed doors or not.

If you would like some new smoke detectors fitted please contact us on 01626 818280 or email info@matrixelectricalservices.co.uk