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Smoke Detector

Smoke Detectors and Alarms

According to the Fire & Rescue Service, there are about 140 house fires in the UK every day, some of which result in injury and death. Whatever the size of your home – luxury mansion or suburban semi, one bedroomed starter flat or penthouse suite – you’re still at risk of a fire and these need to be caught early if you want to avoid serious damage. That means someone or something has to be in the right place at the right time.

Getting a mains interlinked fire detection system - where smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are connected to your burglar alarm system – could be the difference between inconvenience and disaster.

“Smoke alarms are proven life savers. They give warning at the first sign of fire, waking you and your family up and giving everyone the time they need to get safely out and call the fire service."

Neil Fenwick, Divisional Officer, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

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What’s the difference between a smoke detector and a smoke alarm?

Smoke detectors operate as part of an interlinked fire detection system and can be either optical or ionisation.

Smoke alarms are stand-alone devices fitted to the ceiling that alert you to the presence of smoke in your home – usually with a very loud beeping sound. They are battery operated, so remember to keep a spare - 90 people die each year because the battery in their smoke alarm was flat or missing!

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Thank you very much for the upgrade of the alarm last week. My wife said your engineer was very efficient and hardly knew he was here.
D Shorland, Hadleigh

Beat the Burglar

Many people leave their homes vulnerable to intruders. Thankfully there are a number of simple, common sense things to put in place to keep the burglars OUT!

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