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With new legislation in Scotland coming in shortly i was wondering what's peoples preferred maker of 10 year lithium battery smoke and heat detectors.
 
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BS 5839:2019 Table 1 Grade D (1/2) which covers majority of domestic installations (not sure about Scotland though) states;
Mains Powered and battery back up!

A totally wireless system presumably is not permitted?
 

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The fireangel battery wifi detectors, in my experience at least, don't last.

I've been to a few properties to install wired systems after the owner has installed these and they are failing after 12 months or so.

The regulation states that the batteries should be tamper proof which the Fireangel are.

Something like the Fireangel is the cheapest option but I'd always recommend hard wired Aico with lithium battery backup.

The legislation is available on the Scottish government website and Aico have a guide on theirs too.
 
BS 5839:2019 Table 1 Grade D (1/2) which covers majority of domestic installations (not sure about Scotland though) states;
Mains Powered and battery back up!

A totally wireless system presumably is not permitted?
The new legislation due in Scotland early 2021 is for all house holds to have smoke/heat detectors installed and the 10 year wireless interlinked are permitted. See 16.5 of attached
 

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Aico for me. I've installed a few in the past years to make rented properties comply and not had a failure yet, and I will be using them in the coming months. Just worry that as the new Scottish regs become more widely-known, Aico may run out of stock...
 

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Aico for me. I've installed a few in the past years to make rented properties comply and not had a failure yet, and I will be using them in the coming months. Just worry that as the new Scottish regs become more widely-known, Aico may run out of stock...
Aico have just sent out leaflets to everyone on the planet about the change in legislation due in Feb.
 
Aico for me. I've installed a few in the past years to make rented properties comply and not had a failure yet, and I will be using them in the coming months. Just worry that as the new Scottish regs become more widely-known, Aico may run out of stock...

I'd imagine Aico will have planned for this and intend getting their product into every possible home.
 

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Aico being very proactive on this.
I got a leaflet through the door last week, from aico on the 12th.... the same day the Scot govt published the same thing on their website.
looked at fire angel pro brand detectors in Homebase today, but I think I’ll still insist on aico.
 

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The new legislation due in Scotland early 2021 is for all house holds to have smoke/heat detectors installed and the 10 year wireless interlinked are permitted. See 16.5 of attached
Just to correct your post
The new legislation for Scotland was introduced in February 2019 with a period of 2 years allowed to meet the requirements of that legislation. The February 2021 date is the date by which all properties must be compliant with the legislation
 
Just to correct your post
The new legislation for Scotland was introduced in February 2019 with a period of 2 years allowed to meet the requirements of that legislation. The February 2021 date is the date by which all properties must be compliant with the legislation
I knew it had been introduced 2019 with the Feb date for everybody to comply. Most people will be like me, either never payed attention or just don't know.

I'll be getting my finger out over the next few months and getting dad and my own up to spec.

I'm a spark but have never really worked domestic, number one son is an electrician and works for himself, and he says he only uses Aico. My brother keeps looking into cheaper options like HiSpec, I'm just trying to get the consensus from sparks who install these things on a regular biases.
 

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