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The Common Causes of Fire

Before looking at which kind of smoke alarm is best for your home, it’s worth considering the common causes of household fires, and how to prevent them. Cooking appliances, including some electrical appliances and wiring, were the cause of ignition in over half of the home fires in the UK during 2012 and 2013. This […]

Selecting the Right Smoke Alarm for You

In addition to effective coverage, it’s important to select the right alarm type for each area. There are several types of smoke alarm, each of which is better at detecting certain fires. The cheapest kind of smoke alarms are ionisation models, which produce a small current that is affected by smoke, triggering the alarm. These […]

Additional Features and Maintenance

In addition to the basic function of a smoke alarm, it pays to consider certain extra functions and installation methods. Mains powered alarms are a great way of ensuring your alarm doesn’t need regular battery changes, although they must be installed by a qualified electrician. It’s also worth considering a back-up battery in case of […]