Wireless Fire Alarms

Wireless Fire Alarms

Our range of wireless fire, smoke and heat alarms comply with the new Scottish regulations.

Radio-interlinked smoke detectors and heat alarms are interlinked through radio-frequency signals. If one smoke alarm detects fire, all alarms go off. In the case of the battery operated radio-interlinked smoke alarms, no wiring is required at all. The mains-powered smoke alarms require 230V supply, for example from the light fitting, but do not need to be linked to each other with cables.

The law in Scotland has changed and as of 1 February 2022 every home now needs to have interlinked fire alarms.

Being interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off. You may not always hear the alarm closest to the fire, especially if you’re somewhere else in the house. An interlinked system will alert you immediately and can help save lives.

If you’re a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to make sure your home meets the new fire alarms standard as soon as possible. If you are worried about what the new legislation means for your home insurance, please speak to your insurance company directly.

What you need to do

Every home must now have:

1 smoke alarm in the room you spend most of the day, usually your living room
1 smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
1 heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked. Check the manufacturers guidance on each alarm for instructions on where the alarm should be placed.

If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance, like a boiler, fire, non-electric heater or flue you must also have a carbon monoxide detector. This does not need to be linked to the fire alarms. Gas cookers and hobs do not need a carbon monoxide detector.