Aico ensures fire safety for Shropshire HMOs
Aico’s RadioLINK wireless interconnect fire detection systems
Aico’s RadioLINK wireless interconnect fire detection systems have been installed in HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) and smaller blocks of flats for Shropshire Housing Group.
Shropshire Housing Group made the decision to install the Aico systems to allow for alarm interconnection between communal areas and individual dwellings.
The decision to extend coverage to communal areas followed a detailed Risk Assessment carried out by the housing association across its 5000 properties.
RadioLINK works by allowing Aico mains powered Smoke, Heat and Multi-Sensor alarms to be wirelessly interconnected by Radio Frequency (RF) signals, rather than cabling.
To provide the earliest possible warning of a fire to occupants, if one alarm on the system is triggered, RF signals cause every other alarm on that system to sound..
For the Shropshire Housing Group’s properties, an Aico mains powered heat alarm is being fitted just inside each flat, wirelessly interconnected to an Aico Ionisation alarm in the communal area using RadioLINK.
The Heat Alarm will only trigger at 58°C and above, so it will not be triggered by normal cooking fumes.
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