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Aico Ei3014 Heat Alarm with AudioLINK Technology and Fast Response Thermistor Heat Sensor

Aico Ei3014 Heat Alarm with AudioLINK Technology and Fast Response Thermistor Heat Sensor

The Aico Ei3014 is a heat alarm with a class A1 heat detection sensor which can be only be used as p..

Model: EI3014

£41.46 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3016 Optical Smoke Alarm with AudioLINK Technology, Intelligent Dust Compensation, and Reduced False Alarms

Aico Ei3016 Optical Smoke Alarm with AudioLINK Technology, Intelligent Dust Compensation, and Reduced False Alarms

The Ei Electronics Ei3016 is an Optical Smoke Alarm with a proven optical sensor and automatic dust ..

Model: EI3016

£39.82 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Electro-Chemical Sensor, AudioLINK, and Easi-Fit Base

Aico Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Electro-Chemical Sensor, AudioLINK, and Easi-Fit Base

The Aico Ei3018 is a CO alarm (Carbon Monoxide Alarm) containing a proven electrochemical CO sensor ..

Model: EI3018

£48.95 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3024 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm with Heat and Optical Smoke Sensor, with AudioLINK

Aico Ei3024 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm with Heat and Optical Smoke Sensor, with AudioLINK

This is the Aico Ei3024 is a multi-sensor fire alarm with enhanced optical smoke sensor and automati..

Model: EI3024

£51.94 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3000MRF SmartLINK Module for Wireless Interconnection SmartLINK and Data Extraction for Aico 3000

Aico Ei3000MRF SmartLINK Module for Wireless Interconnection SmartLINK and Data Extraction for Aico 3000

This is the Aico Ei3000MRF SmartLINK Module which allows for wireless interconnection and data extra..

Model: EI3000MR

£42.77 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with EasiFit and AudioLINK

Aico Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with EasiFit and AudioLINK

The latest edition to the technologically advanced Aico 3000 Series, the Aico Ei3030 combines Optica..

Model: Ei3030

£71.48 Ex. VAT

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Choosing the Right Smoke / Heat Alarm with Wireless Interconnection

Advanced technology has made innovations in all types of devices possible, and this includes smoke alarms; it is important to choose the right smoke or heat alarm. A modern domestic smoke alarm still performs its fundamental task of detecting smoke, but now comes with a host of additional functions that will enhance the safety of tenants, while adding more flexibility. A good example of the new breed of advanced fire alarms came with Aico’s 3000 Series, which held a range of features never before seen on a fire alarm. With the 3000 Series, Aico combined cutting-edge intelligent design with SmartLink and AudioLINK capabilities, which enabled them to interlink and share data. Clearly, a new dawn of smart fire alarms is upon us. In this article, Sparks will explain why you should upgrade to an advanced wireless alarm system - if you haven’t done so already! Different type of Smoke Alarms It may be confusing to decide which type of alarm will best suit which area of your house. Aico has this detailed guide that gives advice on the placement of different alarm types. Ionisation sensors are recommended for use in bedrooms only, due to their sensitivity and propensity for triggering false alarms. Heat sensors react to fast-flaming, high-intensity fires, without detecting smaller particles from cooking fumes. They are recommended for use in garages and kitchens, where there is a serious risk of high-heat flames caused by grease fires. Optical sensors contain an infrared (IR) beam that detects smoke particles from slow, smoldering fires. They are designed to detect intense, smoldering flames emanating from the kitchen with their intelligent IR beams. It is important that we understand the difference in alarm types before we look at how they interconnect for our protection.Buy Smoke Alarms at Sparks Why have modern wireless alarm technology in your household? Building Regulations and BS 5839-6 are examples of British legislation that require landlords and homeowners to have interconnected alarms. This is important as it has made a huge impact on fire alarm manufacturers in recent years. Many have chosen to stick to alarms that are physically wired together, however, there are many problems with these systems. The chief reasons are that they can create significant disruption, interference and material damage. This problem can easily be avoided with the use of wireless systems and Radio Frequency (RF) signals. Installing alarms with wireless interconnection is straightforward once you get your various alarms to ‘talk’ to each other via the RF signals. This can be achieved with the click of a button in the case of Aico’s 3000 Series. Look at this guide on how to ‘House-Code’ Aico’s 3000 range here, to understand how effortless it can be. The advantages of a wireless alarm system Wireless systems have many benefits over hardwired systems, some of which are: Control of large systems from one switch When interconnected alarms became increasingly popular, the average household alarm system expanded in size. The reason is simply that the features made them easier to control from a single location. Make sure whichever system you choose, includes the Test, Silence, and Locate features. These are intrinsic to a large system as you can test and silence all alarms conveniently from a single switch. This means you can quickly identify whatever alarm was triggered. Using more advanced systems, such as Aico’s 3000 Series, you could also generate a RadioLINK+ report that would give you more detailed information about any alarm triggers. The compatibility of RF technology RF technology makes it extremely easy to connect different alarm types e.g. a fire alarm to an Aico Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide alarm. However, it also has the advantage of being able to interconnect with completely different devices. Modern fire alarms can be usefully linked to all manner of devices, like sprinkler systems for instance. Having a direct connection between a fire alarm system and a sprinkler system may be a life-saver, and is a great example of what modern technology offers to fire alarms. Data extraction Data extraction technology has real benefits for both residents and social housing providers. They can access information on battery back-up or battery life, alarm sensor status, the number of times tested and removed and alarm activations. This is great for landlords as they can ensure they are complying with government regulations. More advanced systems, such as Aico’s 3000 Series, are able to generate an AudioLINK+ report for this comprehensive information.Buy Wireless Interconnected Alarms Aico: customer safety and convenience first It is reassuring to know that manufacturers have a responsibility to guarantee that any ‘next-gen’ alarm is easy and intuitive to use (as well as to install). We hope this guide helps you to choose the right smoke or heat alarm. As well as making their alarms simple to use and connect, Aico offers practical training and advice delivered to your home. Their Mobile Training & Demonstration Units deliver detailed smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm product and technology information, and well-accredited training. Aico have taken their responsibility for consumer safety very seriously.

Aico Alarms Fault Finding - 10 Questions and Answers, Aico Heat, Smoke, CO Alarms

As with most technology, you may experience technical faults with Aico’s range of alarms. Aico has a helpful page for basic fire alarm and cleaning maintenance advice. This Sparks guide goes into more depth concerning Aico alarms fault-finding. We will advise you on how to resolve various issues that may arise, and ten of these questions we try to answer are: Why is my smoke or heat alarm sounding for no reason? Why is there a regular single beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Why is there an irregular beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via RadioLink+ interconnect? Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via hard-wired interconnect? How do I fix the test button, if it isn’t working? Why aren’t alarm accessories working with all or some alarms? Why is my Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm sounding? Why is my Carbon monoxide alarm giving a regular single beep? Why is my CO alarm beeping irregularly? Why is my smoke or heat alarm sounding for no reason? Identify the alarm with the flashing red light. Press the ‘Hush’ button to silence it. If this doesn’t work, clean the alarm using a vacuum. Wait for 10 minutes and the problem should be resolved. After dealing with the errant alarm, take the following steps: If using RadioLINK+, ensure that the alarms have been properly House-Coded. Reset and House-Code the RadioLINK+ system. Check that any old hard-wire interconnection wires have been disposed of. See if there are any cooking fumes or steam around the alarm in question. If this is the case, it may be situated incorrectly for the alarm type. Look into where your alarm should be placed. Sparks sells Aico’s Ei3014 heat alarm, and Ei3016 optical smoke alarm, as well as other heat and smoke alarms. We also suggest you read more about the recommended sites for locating these alarms. Why is there a regular single beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? If the green power light is off, check your fuses and wiring. If the alarm is a 140RC Series, detach the alarm from its base and change the battery. Why is there an irregular beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Check the wiring (and connection) of the alarm. Find any gaps where cables enter the base of the alarm. Fill in these gaps so that cold air is unable to enter. Look to see if there is anything on the same circuit that could be causing electrical interference. For instance, a central heating pump on the same circuit may be creating problems. Clean the alarms thoroughly.Buy Aico Domestic Fire Alarms Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via RadioLink+ interconnect? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Ensure that your alarms have been House-Coded. See that the earth cable hasn’t been wired into the ‘IC’ terminal. If the wire insulation has been tested with high voltage, replace the alarms and bases. Face the bases of the replacement alarms in the same direction, to maximize signal strength. Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via hard-wired interconnect? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Examine interconnecting wires to ensure they are wired properly. Check for short circuits. This is a circuit that allows current to pass along an unintended path. If the Live and Neutral wires have become entangled, the alarm will be impaired. See the wiring guide for advice on how to fix the wire and replace the alarm. How do I fix the test button, if it isn’t working? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Establish that the alarm is connected to the base. Why aren’t alarm accessories working with all or some alarms? Ensure the alarms and their accessories are compatible. On a RadioLINK+ system, make sure they are House-Coded. If the hard-wired system is interconnected, make sure all the connections and wiring are correctly positioned for alarms and their accessories. See that the units are receiving power and all switches are turned on. Check if the alarms themselves are operational. is my Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm sounding? Be very careful; there are likely to be dangerous levels of carbon monoxide present. Turn off the appliance and open all windows and doors. Then leave your home. Call the emergency number for the gas or fuel supplier. Do not re-enter the property until the alarm has stopped. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). Note: Sparks sells Aico’s Ei3018 CO alarm, along with many other CO alarms. We’d suggest you read over the recommended sites for alarm placement.Buy Carbon Monoxide Alarms Why is my Carbon monoxide alarm giving a regular single beep? If the green light is off, examine the fuses and wiring. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). Why is my CO alarm beeping irregularly? Examine the wiring and connections. If the green light has gone out, check the fuses. Check to see if there is any other appliance on the same circuit that could be creating electrical interference. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). We hope this article has given you answers to any questions you may have regarding faults with Aico alarms. As you can gather from this guide, most problems are easy to address and solve in a few steps. Aico’s site has fantastic technical support if you find yourself in need of it.

Introducing Aico RadioLINK+ (wireless communication) and AudioLINK (data extraction)

With the advent of wireless technology, Aico saw a way to fundamentally change and improve the way home domestic heat alarms, fire alarms, smoke alarms, and CO alarms systems operate, especially via their RadioLINK+ and AudioLINK technologies. How Aico sees IoT as an opportunity to improve the fire alarm systems via wireless communication The Internet Of Things (IoT) radicalised the market, with devices transferring information over wireless networks with no need for human-to-computer interaction. Aico saw this as a golden opportunity to bring forth advanced wireless-interconnected fire protection systems. They are committed to the highest possible standards in terms of quality and responsiveness in their products, retaining the status as the market leader in fire and CO protection. Revolutionary RadioLINK and RadioLINK+ allows for easy wireless communication between alarms In the late 2000's Aico delved into the world of IoT, and this led to the interconnection of their fire alarm systems. They first began by connecting their heat and smoke alarms via radio frequency (RF), meaning that when one alarm in the system was alerted, they all sounded off. All this took was fitting a base or module directly onto the alarm, such as the RadioLINK base EI168RC, which complies with all alarms in the 140RC Series.  Once you have fitted all your bases and alarms you will need to connect them via ‘House-Coding’ upon install, to confirm they are communicating properly. If you already have an existing hard-wired system, RadioLINK alarms can be added in via what's called 'a hybrid system'. The advantages of a wirelessly connected network for alarms is obvious. RadioLINK integration uses a wireless connection that eliminates the need for burdensome wiring runs, salvages time at installation, reduces disruption time at installation, saves you money and makes it more straightforward to add new alarms and accessories. Next up would be RadioLINK+ -  a step up in alarm interconnection evolution. Setting up a RadioLink+ system requires control from a desktop appliance, which is demonstrated in the video below. Introduction to Aico RadioLink+ With the introduction of RadioLink+ and its module for connection, the slot for House Coding was shifted onto the actual alarm, allowing for far easier access without having to detach the alarm. The Aico Ei100MRF module connected a comprehensive number of newer Aico alarms - any number of the alarms - in the Ei160e Series system.  The Remote Alarm Interconnection meant only a single alarm in the RadioLINK+ system would need the Remote House Code inputting. From here, the RadioLINK+ just needed the new alarm or accessory to be added to allow for remote control, test and asset management. The RadioLINK+ data extraction system allows for entire system reports: this can help prevent instances of alarm tampering, and give you information about all your alarms activities. This information includes the RF signal strength between alarms, the age of alarms and CO levels (if there is a CO alarm in the system).Buy Aico RadioLINK+ Fire AlarmsAudioLink: extra convenience and analytical feedback straight to your mobile device Aico is serious about supplying the users of its alarms with up-to-date feedback, also offering AudioLINK functionality into many of its alarms, including all of their CO alarms. AudioLINK can be added as an App on your smartphone or tablet and will offer you a wide variety of useful functions including: Alarm activations Sensor status Record of testing Battery and backup cell status Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels recorded – in CO alarms only Background levels of CO – in CO alarms only Advice on dust contamination levels – Ei2110e only AudioLINK is available on all Aico CO alarms, including the Ei208 and Ei262, as well as other fire alarm types such as the Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm Ei2110e.  The remote nature of the data extraction technology granted by AudioLINK is that the extraction itself can be done without any need for removal of the alarm. This ensures the alarm will continue to detect even as you analyze your report. The report generated is easy to read and gives details of any incident immediately, meaning the feedback is instant. Data recorded by the AudioLINK technology can be extracted an infinite number of times and is also historic, meaning that all information is stored for life. Any information from the Alarm Status Report can be emailed directly from your device to multiple addresses, in the form of a PDF report. It is highly useful for easy integration with a housing management or maintenance system.Buy Aico Smart Fire Alarms For instance, Adactus Housing, who own and manage over 13,000 properties across England have fitted all their houses with Aico Ei208 due to the convenient and practical features that AudioLINK affords them. Ivan Meredith, Group Gas Compliance Manager at Adactus Housing, explained that: The added ability to provide us with historic data regarding the presence of CO is a fantastic benefit, helping us to take the right action when ensuring the safety of our tenants AudioLINK is also a godsend for Landlords, as it provides all the evidence necessary for the maintenance of a complete record that private Landlords need to retain by law. Aico's forward-thinking philosophy has resulted in a comprehensive fire alarm protection system that is completely wireless; RadioLINK+ and AudioLINK have both been embraced by housing management, landlords and members of the public alike.

Keep your Family Safe this Festive Season while Enjoying the Christmas Lights

This festive season we here at Sparks are looking at how to keep you safe from any electrical catastrophes and ensure your safety during this merry time of the year, for Christmas safety is a must. We all know there are plenty of distractions during the holidays - distant relatives come to visit, chattering, clambering children, the big dinner to prepare, and eggnog flowing freely. This is why it is essential to stay on top of electrical-based Christmas tree fires, overloaded circuits, and various problems associated with poorly maintained lighting. We at Sparks are at hand to help guide you through Christmas with tips on how to use RCDs and fire alarms to avert a Christmas disaster and ensure everyone has a jolly good time. How to protect yourself from the dangers of circuit overloading this Christmas - exterior lighting People tend to overload on Christmas lights this time of year, and this includes with exterior Christmas lighting. Unfortunately, once they are in the festive mood, people are prone to overloading various devices by plugging in Christmas lights into fixtures or using cheap screw-in adapters, which you should definitely avoid doing. Many households put on extravagant outdoor light shows, which can often spell a recipe for disaster. Electrical Safety First advises that all outdoor lights are protected via a 30mA RCD-protected socket. We can provide plenty of these potentially life-saving RCDs here at Sparks, built to withstand the harsh outdoor winter elements. If you are running lengthy wires to fashion an attractive outdoor display, it is imperative that you choose an extension cord that is weather-resistant and designed to accommodate the necessary amount of wattage.Buy life-saving RCDs If things do go wrong: the best Fire Alarms for Christmas tree fires and protecting your family According to one report, 62% of British households use real Christmas trees, which are prone to drying out and are more susceptible to fire than plastic trees - especially when they go unwatered! A study from CBS News found that 45% of people do not water their Christmas trees daily, even with the knowledge they should do. A pediatric burn surgeon warned that: a dry tree can ignite a room a room in less than a minute and lead to one of the deadliest types of fire that can involve entire families. The most obvious tip for avoiding this type of nasty fast-moving fire is obviously attending to your Christmas tree and observing these safety rules for not overloading your sockets. However, if worse comes to worse, it is essential that you have the best possible fire response plan in place. We would strongly advise installing the RadioLink+ enabled Aico 3000 Series, which are able to wirelessly communicate with each other and sound an alarm across all attached devices as soon as one is activated. For a fast-flaming fire that would be caused by a Christmas tree fire, we would highly recommend the Aico Ei161e, an Ionisation smoke alarm that is particularly reactive to small smoke particles and speedy fires. The Aico Ei161e is highly responsive and will react quickly enough to ensure that a small disaster doesn't turn into a bigger one. Similarly, the Aico Ei164e Heat Alarm contains a fast-reacting thermistor that will immediately pick up on any sudden rise in temperature. Any of these models come highly recommended for your living room this Christmas; once again it is always important to plan for the worse if other preventative measures don't work.Buy Aico 3000 Fire Alarms at Sparks General Tips for Ensuring Your Safety from electrical-based Fires this Christmas: Avoid using cheap, screw-in adapters. If you are using an adapter, make sure it is bought from a reputable source. Don't overload adapters with Christmas lights. Ensure all outdoor lights are connected by a RCD-protected socket. Inspect Christmas lights before usage. Check them visually for any cracks or fractures and ensure there are no sign of stretching, that no bare wire is visible and there are no broken bulbs or bulb holders. Invest in LED lighting. The Technical Regulations manager from IET advised that LED Christmas lights have massive advantages to traditional lighting in terms of fire safety and energy efficiency. Even Christmas lights need a break, so switch them off when you’re not there to enjoy them, to avoid energy wastage and overheating.

How Aico 3000 Series offers a Full Circle Protection with Intelligent Design

The Internet of Things (IOT) has many appliances in day-to-day life, but with Aico 3000 Series it could grant you one of the most crucial functions an appliance can: saving lives via the miracle of wireless interconnectivity. With the 3000 Series, Aico fuses cutting-edge intelligent design with SmartLINK and AudioLINK capability to create the most advanced alarm systems ever made. Available for all parties - landlords, contractors and residents alike - this is a comprehensive system that will save time and money, as well as ensuring maximum home fire safety. Intelligent design for intelligent protection: 'Full Circle Protection' offered by the Aico 3000 Series Full Circle Protection combines Fire and CO alarms and offers you all-encompassing protection: both in terms of initial fire protection and the analysis and monitoring of your fire alarm data. In 2018, Aico launched the 3000 Series of Fire and CO alarms, that included their innovative 'full circle' protection. The Managing Director of Aico stated that: The 3000 Series represents one of the most significant advances of the Aico product range in recent years. It's the coming together of the very latest alarm technologies ... we refer to the 3000 Series as having 'intelligent simplicity' - we've built intelligence in to every alarm.A prime example of Full Circle Protection is the Aico 3024 Multi-Sensor alarm from the 3000 Series. The Multi-Sensor technology in the Aico 3024 contains two types of sensors: heat and optical, that guarantee you a complete fire response. The infrared optical sensor is made of a bonded protective mesh that encapsulates the whole sensor to keep out potential contaminants such as dust and insects. This drastically reduces the risk of pesky and disruptive false alarms. The heat sensor includes a new thermistor which gives a quicker alarm response when the monitoring temperature rises, and will trigger at the dangerous temperature of 58 degrees.  The Ei3024 can be easily fitted with an Ei3000MRF module that enables wireless interconnection and data extraction, which brings us to two of the huge selling points of the Ei3024 and the 3000 Series: SmartLINK and AudioLINK.Buy Aico Multisensor Alarm How SmartLINK is integral to the Aico 3000 Series 'Full Circle Protection' ethos The SmartLINK is an extension of Aico's brilliant RadioLINK+ functionality, adding a whole new range of functions and features for your convenience in the IoT era. Once you have plugged in the Ei3000MRF module, you will receive all the benefits afforded to you by RadioLINK technology: no need for cable runs and alarms interconnected via Radio Frequency (RF). SmartLINK also offers ‘Remote House Coding’, making House Coding new alarms into the system even easier. House Coding simply ensures that when one alarm in the system is triggered, the rest are too, and a guide on how to set up a House Coding system can be found here.  With Remote House Coding, you can easily expand the reach of your home alarm system, and save time on installation as you can enter a unique code for each individual alarm directly onto the alarm itself. Other useful features for the SmartLINK include real-time configurable notifications, forecast alarm replacements, and maintenance and remote alarm learn entry (which allows the installer to reactivate the entire RF system House Code from a single device). How AudioLINK rounds off the 'Full Circle Protection' of the 3000 Series AudioLINK data extraction ensures that you can use data for unit reports, then sends an Alarms Status report delivered directly to your smart phone or tablet via a free app.  This useful Report includes alarms activations, sensor statuses, records of usage, battery and backup cell status, CO levels recorded, background levels of CO and advice on dust contamination levels. The Alarm Status Report provides evidence required for the maintenance of records that is required for private Landlords renting out properties within the UK. Data can be extracted from the AudioLINK alarm repeatedly, and information is stored for life, enabling re-checking of historic records; with report storage and sharing, all of your information can be emailed directly from your device to single or multiple addresses.  For Landlords, UPRN numbers, landlord details, and contractor details can be added to the report.  It can also be sent as a PDF report or a .csv file for integration with housing management and maintenance systems; ideal for a Landlord with multiple properties to check in on.Extraction of data can be done in 3 easy steps: press the alarm 3 times, allowing the alarm to emit a number of beeps which your phone will pick up, then the AudioLINK App will generate and display the Alarm Status Report.Buy Aico 3000 Series Fire AlarmsThe Aico 3000 Series is the most intelligent home alarm protection system out there Included in the 3000 Series is the Ei3018 CO alarm, Ei3016 Optical Smoke Alarm, the Ei3028 Heat and CO alarm and the Ei3014 Heat Alarm. The interconnectivity between the 3000 Series, made so simple by the Ei3000MRF module, means that you can comprehensively protect your property and stay informed at all times. Place an Ei3014 Heat Alarm in your kitchen or garage, an Ei3016 in your landing or hallway and an Ei3028 or Ei3024 in your bedroom, dining room or living room. They will all communicate via RF, and with SmartLINK and AudioLINK, will guarantee you Full Circle Protection. This intelligent IoT system will give you a complete overview of your fire-protection system. With full data extraction reports, underlying RadioLINK connectivity and real-time notifications straight to your mobile you'll be placed at ease, knowing the 3000 Series has you protected.

All about the Aico SmartLINK RF Wireless Interconnection

When Aico came out with their 3000 series, they also came with the Aico SmartLINK next-generation Radio Frequency Wireless Interconnection. Now their latest fire alarms, heat alarms, Carbon Monoxide alarms, and multi-sensor alarms can be interconnected wirelessly! They made it smarter, easier, and future-proof. They basically took their renowned RadioLINK+ technology and added a new range of functions and features to obtain the Aico SmartLINK RF wireless interconnection. In this article, we would like to introduce the SmartLINK technology from Aico - award-winning Radio Frequency (RF) Wireless Interconnection and Data Monitoring technology: About the technology, Aico on SmartLINK gateway, house coding the alarm system, and the SmartLINK gateway.About the Aico SmartLINK RF Wireless InterconnectionConstantly being at the forefront of the interconnection technology for the fire alarm system, Aico continues its development in this realm from RadioLINK to RadioLINK+ and now with Aico SmartLINK. This new SmartLINK technology provides the same proven wireless interconnection technology as RadioLINK and RadioLINK+. It uses Radio Frequency signals and is completely compatible with both existing systems. Here are its most interesting features:RF Signals - no more tricky cable runs to interconnect the alarms, for the Aico SmartLINK RF Wireless Interconnection is cable-free!Wireless Interconnection: when one of the alarms is triggered, all the others sound loud for everyone around the property to hear.Expandable System you can simply expand an existing system by easily adding in Aico SmartLINK technology. Remote Monitoring and Data Extraction: with Aico SmartLINK you can now achieve remote whole-system data monitoring and extraction even when access is not possible. Tip: add the Aico SmartLINK technology to your system simply by plugging in the Ei3000MRF SmartLINK module into any Aico 3000 Series alarm head. Buy the Aico SmartLINK moduleAico on SmartLINK GatewayHere's what Aico has to say on their SmartLINK Gateway:"Aico has launched the SmartLINK Gateway to provide a groundbreaking solution for Registered Social Landlords to have access to real time data insight into the status of the Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide alarm systems across their entire housing stock. Using its built-in GSM data connection, the Ei1000G utilises Aico’s next generation of wireless technology to report events including Fire/CO activations and alarm head removals as they happen to the SmartLINK cloud portal, for full visibility and remote monitoring. The Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway aims to improve efficiency, reduce costs, aid with forecasting and compliance and enable smart asset management. The SmartLINK Gateway will revolutionise the way in which alarm systems are managed, paving the way to a solution-focused approach to asset management."Watch the full video via, SmartLINK RF Wireless Interconnection - House Coding the Alarm SystemIf you want to make sure that all alarms in your system sound when one of them is triggered, they must be interconnected; this means they must be house-coded together. When they are house-coded in this way, the alarms will learn each other as a system, and they will ensure a secure interconnection, having no cross-signals with any neighbouring systems. Aico made House Coding very simple to reduce time at installation; at the same time, it is secure and reliable. Visit this link to learn How to set up a SmartLINK, RadioLINK+ and RadioLINK interconnected system (House Coding). If you want to expand a system with extra alarms in the 3000 range from Aico so that you get increased coverage, this is very easy. With Remote House Coding you eliminate the disruption of running new cables to interconnect the fire alarms and you also save time at installation. It is now easy to add alarms to an existing system with Aico House Coding. Buy the Aico SmartLINK GatewayThe SmartLINK Gateway - Real-Time Notifications, Alarms, and EventsThe Aico Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway enables real-time configurable notifications of alarm activations and events. When you install the Gateway and portal system, you have full visibility of your connected SmartLINK system. The Gateway and Cloud portal use Aico’s SmartLINK technology to bring together data from all SmartLINK-enabled alarms in a property in a simple, online dashboard format – so viewing and managing them is easier and more effective. Connected devices’ events are processed by the Gateway as they occur and cover events such as:Fire AlarmCO level detected (High, Medium, Low)Button TestMains Absent FaultHead OKHead RemovedEnd of lifeNote: Reportable events are model-dependent.Full details about the Aico SmartLINK technology can be found on their dedicated page, and you can purchase the Aico 3000 series on our website here. Plus, the Ei3000MRF SmartLINK module is here. 

Stay Safe Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with the Right Alarm!

Recently, Sky News reported a carbon monoxide leak in a US school which hospitalised 42 children. Here in the UK, the Department of Health estimates that around 4,000 people are hospitalised each year due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO leaks are relatively common, but there is a real need for information. The Be Alarmed! campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues and help people protect themselves against harm. Picture source: here Know the Signs Carbon monoxide leaks can arise from poorly-fitted and ill-maintained appliances such as ovens and heating. So you could be making a sandwich one day when all of a sudden you feel a headache coming on, or even worse. Watch out for the symptoms, including: Headaches Dizziness Nausea Breathlessness Collapse Loss of consciousness Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is odourless and colourless, which means it's undetectable without a detector. Picture source: here Install the Right AlarmSparks Electrical stocks CO and gas detectors. The lithium battery in the Ei208 model will power the unit for up to 7 years, which is about the useful lifespan of the sensor.For additional functions such as a digital display and a memory function that records the level of carbon monoxide when the alarm was last triggered, consider the Aico Ei3018 model. There are also more in the online store. A lot of people don't have them installed - in a recent survey, only 39% of the respondents had a CO detector in their home. There seems to be some confusion between CO and smoke alarms - many people think they're the same thing. They aren't. A carbon monoxide detector needs to be audible and installed at head-height (that is, your breathing level) - not on the ceiling like a smoke alarm. The batteries and sensor should be tested at regular intervals. The Be Alarmed! website has a thorough guide to protecting yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning, which is well worth a read. Stay safe!  Best Fire Alarms for Home

Aico RadioLINK Relays and Repeater Modules: House-coding and testing done right

This article is part of the guide offered by Aico concerning, How do I test/commission my fire alarms? Yesterday we were talking about the RadioLINK Alarms and bases - doing the house-coding right, previously we were speaking about the Switches and Call Points, and now it's all about the RadioLINK relays and repeater modules. When it comes to the Aico RadioLINK connected relays and repeater modules, you need to know how to do the house coding and how to do the testing (after the coding has been done). RadioLINK relays/repeater modules - House-Coding Take off the cover and slide the yellow battery switch 'ON' Refit the cover and use a screwdriver to press the House-Code button The green light will change to red. As soon as it does, remove the screwdriver. Put all other RadioLINK units from House-Code The green light will start to flash red to show it's looking for other units on the system. Check the number of flashes equals the number of RadioLINK units. For example, 3 units = 3 flashes, 4 units = 4 flashes etc. If the number of flashes is ok it shows they have all House-Coded together. Complete the coding by using a screwdriver to press the House-Code button on the front. As soon as the red light comes on solidly, remove the screwdriver. RadioLINK relays/repeater modules - Testing the relays Make sure the mains power to the circuit is on. Check that the green power lights on the alarms and relay are on (if they are off, check circuit breakers, fuses, wiring etc.) Press and hold the test button on the alarm for around 10 seconds Check the relay switches and the devices connected to it are activated (e.g. strobe flashes) Read more on this topic at, How do I test / Commission my Aico RadioLINK alarms? - via the Aico website, or purchase the Aico Domestic Fire / Smoke / Heat alarms at Sparks Electrical.Best Interconnected Alarms

How do I test / commission the Aico RadioLINK Remote Control Switch or the Manual Call point?

This guide is a part of the Aico "How do I Test / Commission?" help - Aico guide to testing/commissioning hard-wired alarms/relays/switches/call points, RadioLINK alarms, bases, switches, call points, etc. Also, this article is a continuation of the, How do I Test / Commission my Aico Smoke / Heat Alarms? Consult this article to find out more about the simple steps you need to take in testing or commissioning the Aico Smoke / Heat Alarms. How do I test/commission the RadioLINK Remote Control Switch? Slide the yellow battery switch on the back of the switch to 'ON'; Press the red House-Code button; The red light on the front of the switch should come on; As soon as it does, release the switch; The red light on the front of the switch should start flashing. Put all other RadioLINK units into House Code. Check that the number of flashes equals the number of RadioLINK units. For example, 3 units = 3 flashes, 4 units = 4 flashes etc; After 15 minutes the switch will automatically stop flashing (showing it has 'sealed' the codes of the other units). Alternatively, the whole system can be sealed before this 15 minutes has passed by pressing the House-Code button again until the red light comes on solidly, then release. Finally, test the switch by flicking the 'Test' switch ON and checking that all alarms sound. How do I test/commission the RadioLINK Manual Call Point? Push the black key into the bottom of the call point until it clicks; Pull off the bottom half of the cover and unclip the white plate; Slide the yellow battery switch on the back to 'ON'; Press the red House-Code button; The red light on the front should come on, then go out; Screw the call point to the back box. Clip the white plate in and slide the bottom half of the cover back on; The red light on the front of the call point should start flashing once a second. Put all other RadioLINK units into House-Code. After 15 minutes the red light will automatically stop flashing (showing it has 'sealed' the codes of the other units). Test the call point by pressing the black dot until it clicks in and checking that all alarms sound. Reset the front plate using the key. Other articles introducing the different Aico Fire Alarms or Aico Heat Alarms - via the Fire Alarms section.Buy Aico Domestic Fire Alarms

How to change the battery in your Aico Fire alarm? Aico Advice: changing the battery

This guide is taken from the Aico website - how to change the battery in your alarm? - tips for homeowners. The alarms that are in your home will most likely be wired into (and powered from) the mains power, but are likely to also have a built-in battery back up to power the alarm if the mains fails. There are two main types of battery back-up - Rechargeable Lithium and Alkaline. The Fire Alarms with a Rechargeable Lithium back-up will never need their battery changing as the back-up is designed to last for the lifetime of the alarm (10 years). Alarms with this type of back-up will have a sticker on the front, like that shown below. Remember: on the Sticker it needs to say, Rechargeable Lithium back-up The Fire / Smoke Alarms with Alkaline battery back-up will need the back-up battery changing during the life of the alarm. Typically, the battery will last around 3-4 years in standby but the alarm will beep once a minute to let you know when the battery needs changing. The battery is built-in to the back of the alarm, so the alarm will need to be removed from its base-plate (which is the only part actually fixed to the ceiling) before the battery can be changed. Removing the fire alarm Step 1: Turn off the mains power to the alarm. To do this, have a look on your fuseboard/consumer unit for a circuit marked 'Smoke Alarms' and turn this circuit off. The green light on the alarm should go out. Note: if you don't have a circuit marked 'Smoke Alarms', turn off the main power switch. However, be aware that this will turn off the power to everything in the house, including the lights. Step 2: Look for the alarm removal slot on the side of the alarm. There will be a label with a grey arrow pointing to the slot, along with the wording 'TO REMOVE, PUSH SCREWDRIVER INTO SLOT & PUSH COVER AWAY'. Push the tip of a small flat bladed screwdriver into the alarm removal slot. You only have to push it in around 1cm as this will be enough to release the locking latch inside. Make sure you keep the screwdriver horizontal (i.e. parallel to the ceiling) as inserting it at an angle could jam the locking latch. Step 3: With the screwdriver still inserted, slide the bottom half of the alarm horizontally away from the screwdriver. It should move across slightly. Step 4: Now the alarm is released from the base-plate and is free to be removed. Note: The base-plate will still be fixed to the ceiling as this is the part that is wired into the mains power. Replacing the Aico Fire Alarm Battery With the alarm removed, you will be able to see the battery in the back. Remove the old battery from the snap connectors and replace with a new one, then refit the alarm. Note: Use one of the following 9V Alkaline batteries only - Duracell MN1604 or Energizer. Other batteries may cause problems. Refitting the Aico Fire Alarm Battery Once you have replaced the battery, offer the alarm back up to the baseplate and slide back on - the reverse of removing it. Go to your fuseboard / consumer unit and switch the mains power to the alarm back on. The green light on the alarm should now be on constantly. Finally, test the alarm using the test button - see the 'How to test your alarms' section.Buy Aico Domestic Alarms