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  1. D

    Domestic extention and smoke alarms

    Afternoon all, Ive looked at the building regs but can't seem to find anything, i remember reading something that said when fitting smoke alarms off a lighting circuit you need to put some form of isolation in, is that correct? I'm also looking to install nest alarms, do they all need to be...
  2. J

    (DIY) Help with connected fire alarms

    Morning all :) I hope this question isn't too basic...I think I'm sure but thought it would be wise to check. I've fitted a couple of fire alarms that are wired, one at the top of the stairs one at the bottom. First one I fit was downstairs, all was fine. When I fitted the upstairs one the...
  3. J

    Prices for CCTV and Intruder Alarms

    I set up on my own beginning of 2019, doing mainly commercial and industrial work. But I’m wanting to branch out to the domestic market as well. I am wanting to mainly install CCTV and Intruder Alarms. From looking at a few threads, everyone is saying Hikvision and Texecom are my best bet for...
  4. happyhippydad

    Smoke alarms and regulations.

    I am fitting a heat detector in a new kitchen. The rest of the house has battery smoke detectors. I have quoted to update all smoke detectors to mains powered and radio linked. However, is it only my new work that has to comply? In other words do I have to update all other alarms? I guess my...
  5. happyhippydad

    Can radio linked smoke alarms be on different circuits, including a ring?

    I have just been to look at a job were the builder has started the first fix as I was unable to be there. He has forgotten to put in a cable to the heat detector in the kitchen, partly my responsibility as I should have reminded him more fully. My plan is to have it radio linked to the hallway...
  6. A

    AFDD requirement and smoke alarms 18th ed

    Am I correct in thinking under the 18th edition for a new build property an AFDD is compulsory or is this not the case if risk assessed? I am still yet to complete my 18th ed. Also for new build properties is it still ok to hard wire smoke and fire detectors off lighting circuits under 18th...
  7. J

    Euro 46v10 panic button.

    Hi, I have installed a pyronix euro 46v10 alarm today. I need to install a panic button onto this at a later date, what do i set the input as ? & how would i wire it ? Josh
  8. Dan

    Smoke Alarms Not Waking Kids Up (Which smoke alarms will wake a child?)

    Smoke Alarms Not Waking Kids Up (Which smoke alarms will wake a child??) It seems that many high pitch smoke alarms wont wake up kids. #WakeUpCall They're trying out smoke alarms that use a human voice with a low pitch. It's on WatchDog right now. So does anybody have any experience with...
  9. John Matrix

    Moving to Alarms, CCTV, Door access

    Hello lads. Just want to ask how much learning is involved with moving into Alarms, CCTV an Door Access. I’ve done a lot of Fire for Protec Fire Detection, both addressable and Conventional, Vespa- Cirrus Pro, a little bit on PA systems etc. I basically have limited installation experience on...
  10. John Matrix

    Moving into Alarms, Door Access and CCTV

    Hello lads. Just want to ask how much learning is involved with moving into Alarms, CCTV an Door Access. I’ve done a lot of Fire for Protec Fire Detection, both addressable and Conventional, Vespa- Cirrus Pro, a little bit on PA systems etc. I basically have limited installation experience on...
  11. T

    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
  12. Nelder

    Hard Wired Smart Intruder Alarms

    Hello. Can anyone recommend and fully wired, online / smart intruder alarm system please. Preferably one that can be expanded to include CCTV with DVR. The below would be ideal except for its wireless. Yale Smart home Alarm & 1080p Wired CCTV Kit Bundle | DIY at B&Q -...
  13. 877

    Accenta alarms (explain keyswitch and set to an idiot)...

    So I have two alarm panels (garage and home): Accenta 6 - has keyswitch and set terminals Accenta Optima G3 - zones can be configured to keyswitch or 'push to set', Could someone explain them in plain english and how they would be used practially? Many thanks Info attached: Accenta 6 info...
  14. T

    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
  15. J

    extending ring and adding smoke alarms to lighting circuit on new extension cert?

    hi i'm going to be having some wiring carried out on my new first floor extension (new bedroom) which just entails extending the ring main, and lighting circuit and adding interlinked mains smoke alarms to the upstairs lighting circuit, including a heat alarm in the kitchen. i've spoke to...
  16. R

    CCTV and Alarms around Liverpool & North West

    Can anyone recommend anywhere that does CCTV and Alarm Course in Liverpool and surrounding areas?
  17. J

    Security Alarms info please

    Hi, I've been working in the electrical trade now close on 10 years. I have completed my Level 2 and currently working on 2365 L3 and NVQ Level 3. As I've always worked for other companies I don't know the answer to my question and maybe somebody can help me. What qualifications or authorities...
  18. R

    Smoke alarms/heat alarms

    Hi looking for a bit of advise, I am working on a house where the internal walls have been removed creating an open space where the kitchen and living spaces are all one downstairs. My question is is it acceptable to put a nest protect system in . One on the ground floor and one upstairs or...
  19. S

    What cert to issue for smoke alarms

    hey guys been asked to test some smoke alarms for a letting agent. And need to issue a cert to say they are satisfactory or not! I know this question has been asked before but what cert do I need to issue. Also does anyone have a link for a download? Cheers Was thinking of subscribing to...
  20. D

    domestic smoke alarms

    hi my mate has just rang me to say he has just finished doing a eicr on a 4 bedroom multiple occupancy,he said all mains smoke alarms are out of date so he has coded them as a 2, which i think should be a 3 he also done a normal 2 bed flat this morning and the smoke and heat were out of date and...
  21. T

    Update on Fire alarms and Em. Lighting course as promised

    So three days and half a K later am I wiser? Not having anything to compare it to it is hard to benchmark. However the tutor was good knows his stuff and fielded questions very well. The course was well organised. The food was ermmm well could have been more varied. Two days were spent on...
  22. M

    Fire alarms non rcd protected? 25 characters

    Hi guys Im curious as to how people wire in smoke and heat alarms in a domestic setting. I know you're allowed to put them with a regularly used lighting circuit or on their own circuit...but....does the circuit that has the alarms on need to be non rcd protected? Or is it a case of it...
  23. pirate

    Update on Smoke Alarms In Rented Properties

    I know this was on a thread recently, but it's easier to start a new one, just to bring those of you in Scotland up to date. This is from the Scottish Association of Landlords today: "We are delighted to report that after a long campaign by SAL, the housing minister has announced that fire...
  24. Gavin John Hyde

    Fire Angel smoke/heat alarms ... thoughts?

    Pricing up a job and as always the price of heat and smokes seems to vary with the wind... would usually use aico but decided to see whats out there. have 2 self contained flats that need some alarms. these fire angel ones in screwfix seem reasonably priced and can be interconnected wirelessly...
  25. L

    Medium size shop. Full concrete construction etc .Basement with 2 fire exits.Fire /smoke alarms?

    As title ! Single entry ground front door. twin stairs to basement . Each side of basement (It was knocked into one years ago) has its own fire escape etc . what would be the Basic level of Fire/smoke detection equipment that"should be required" for each of the 2 floors ? Thanks
  26. haptism

    Smoke/heat alarms, linked or not

    Ive been looking at Approved document B (Fire safety), cause im not sure if a smoke alarm in recent extension needs to be linked to a additional heat alarm in the existing adjacent kitchen. The new extension is adjacent to the old kitchen and no doors separate the two rooms. Approved document B...
  27. E

    aico heat alarms on wall?

    having a bit of a debate as to why aico heat detectors should not be wall mounted, other than aico stating "do not wall mount" i cant think of a good reason why it would not operate if placed less than 12" from ceiling on the wall did a quick poogle search but no definitive answer i have seen...
  28. S

    Aico alarms red light rapid flashing.

    Looking at an LD1 system in an HMO. Although the alarms are hardwired together (No radio bases) they don't sound simultaneously. Some of the alarms have a rapidly flashing red light. Any ideas?
  29. S

    Smoke and heat alarms

    Hi. I’ve bought a house which will be rented. The current rules in Scotland require new smoke detectors to be fitted. I have 2 hard wired ones already in the hall and landing but need a new one in the main living room. Can I add to the exsisting 2 or will the whole system need replacing...
  30. Gavin John Hyde

    Looking to install alarms

    I have been asked twice in as many months about a price to install a house alarm, nothing too fancy. Only experience i have of alarms is the wireless sort. i am quite good at data cabling and understanding smart home technologies so would be able to pick it up quite quickly. Can anybody...
  31. G

    How many smoke alarms are required?

    Hi all. I have a friend who is having trouble with her local council. Long story. Although she rents it out privately, the council seems to have got involved through an allegation that the property was being used (unknown to her) as an HMO. Anyway, it's now back as a private rental and run...
  32. JohnnyRingmain

    Electricians Mate Experienced mate based Luton / Bedfordshire looking for work

    Hi all, Worked as a self employed mate for the past two years, currently in college finalising my level 2 and starting level 3 in September. Have worked on both domestic new builds, rewires, fire alarms, security alarms. Factories, schools and hospitals. The electrician I worked with has...
  33. Soulsurfer

    Nest protect ?

    Anybody used / using nest protect alarms ? Presently working on a house extension and need to fit smoke alarms and according to planning dept need to link to new alarms in living area downstairs and to landing on first floor also which would be difficult to get link cables to ! I thought smoke...
  34. B

    Cheapest Method- Float Switch to GSM SMS alart

    Hello all I'm fairly new to the forum I'm writing a post about cellphone bilge alarms on my website. I want to use a GSM device relay to send a message when my float switch is activated on my boat. All I can find is devices that send SMS messages to open doors etc- I want the opposite. Is...
  35. rolyberkin

    Alarm smoke cloak generator

    I have not got access to CCTV and alarms, anyone fitted one of these and/or know of any good trade suppliers deals to be had when buying them?
  36. kingeri

    New way to test smoke alarms

    Saw a guy testing smoke alarms by blowing vapour into them from his e-cig today. Don't remember reading about that method in the manufacturer's instructions (or anywhere else). Hmm.
  37. Pat H

    ACbling for linked fire alarms

    Domestic property (mine) having loft conversion. So need linked fire alarms. One on each landing so 3 in all. I'm going for the AICO Ei2110 multi sensor alarms. Was looking at the radio link bases and then link them all up to a dedicated circuit to the CU (not going to use lighting circuits) So...
  38. L

    Fike Fire Alarms - False Alarms

    Hi all Just wanted to find out if anyone else has had issues with false activations with Fike Fire Alarms (twin flex) I have this one site where we get false alarms at least once a month due to cobwebs. Any ideas on how to stop these?
  39. Wilko

    IR testing and smoke alarms

    Hi - a forum post got me thinking about domestic fire alarms and BS5839. I haven't bought the Standard (just check the prices ...) but the IET's Electricians Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems is a handy guide book, a brother to OSG and similarly priced. Also I picked up Aico's...
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