How do I test my smoke alarm?
A beeping noise that stops of its own accord indicates that the smoke alarm is functioning correctly. You should always test the smoke alarm after a period of absence, and after battery replacement.
After power failure (electricity grid) 230V powered smoke detectors should also be tested.
How do I maintain my smoke alarm?
Never allow the detector to come into contact with fluids.
CAUTION: Never apply paint to the detector and do not cover it in tape.
Why beeps my smoke alarm every minute?
Replace the battery (ies) in accordance with the correct procedure.
Note: On models with a sealed battery, usually with a lifetime of 10 years, the battery is at the end of the service life and the entire unit should be replaced.
How do I replace the battery (ies) of my smoke alarm?
- Remove the old battery (ies).
- Press 10 seconds the test button to remove the last bit of power from the alarm.
- Vacuum the alarm thoroughly with the vacuum cleaner. We advise to do this weekly to prevent false alarms.
- Insert new battery (ies) in the alarm.
- WARNING: PLEASE NOTE THE PLUS AND MINUS.
- Use the test button to test your smoke alarm.
- Insert the smoke alarm back on the bottom plate.
How can I interconnect my smoke alarms?
Use a solid interconnection wire of at least 1.5 mm2 for the 230V smoke detectors. Pay attention to correct connection (interconnect).
When and where should I install smoke detectors?
What can I do as an individual to protect my family?
- Place smoke detectors in all occupied areas; at least one per floor. Test and maintenance it in the correct manner.
- For increased security and faster reporting, it is advisable to link the detectors in the home with each other. This is both wired and wireless possible.
- Provide a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher to put out small fires.
- Consider purchasing an escape ladder to create an escape route from a great height.
- Install a carbon monoxide detector near central heating boiler, water heater and other combustion devices.
- Plan TWO escape routes and practice them with all family members so that in the event of fire everyone knows what they should do.
Carbon monoxide detectors
Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous?
CO displaces the oxygen in the body and already at low concentrations causes physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating.
Severe CO poisoning can lead to decease.
What is the best place to install the carbon monoxide detector?
If the alarm is being fitted in the same room as a fuel-burning appliance:
• It should be located close to the ceiling and at a height greater than the height of any door or window
• A ceiling mounted alarm should be at least 300 mm from any wall, and a wall-mounted alarm should be at least 150 mm from the ceiling. Note: Ensure that you can access the tamper proof locking tab.
• The alarm should be at a horizontal distance of between 1 m and 3 m from the nearest edge of the potential source.
If the alarm is being fitted in a room without a fuel-burning appliance it should be located relatively close to the breathing zone of the occupants.
For premises such as bedsits, caravans or boats where the accommodation is a single living space incorporating the sleeping area, the apparatus should be positioned as far from the cooking appliances as possible but near to where the person sleeps.