Carbon monoxide alarmSmoke alarms and smoke detectors save lives, but with so many different options available to you, how do you know which is the most appropriate? One of the main choices that you face is whether to opt for a wired or wireless alarm. Many people enlist the services of a professional when fitting a new system, as getting it right is essential. With a wireless smoke alarm system, you won’t have to worry about cables making your home unsightly, and these systems can be fitted quickly and simply too. Wireless systems use signals that are transmitted through a radio bandwidth in order to alert you to smoke or a fire. If a fire does break out, there’ll be no damage to wires. Conversely, in a wired system, the wires can be damaged before the alarm is triggered. Whether you’re looking for domestic smoke detectors or specifically for battery smoke detectors, it should never be too hard to find the most appropriate solution for your needs.

Tried and Tested?

Wireless systems are often used in historic buildings where the installation of wired systems is not permitted. Wired systems can however seem the most appealing option as they have a longer history of alerting us to a fire and therefore sending us to safety. We don’t have to worry about battery replacement, although a backup battery is used if power fails. Parts for wireless systems are usually easy to come by. The signal can’t be interfered with in a hard wired smoke detector system either as long as the cabling isn’t damaged.

Ask for More Advice

If you’re still unsure about which alarm systems to go for, it’s always a good idea to talk to a local professional who can give you further advice. There are many services on the market offering domestic smoke alarms and Kidde smoke detectors, so it’s always wise to do your research in order to find the best suppliers. Many companies are able to not only supply wireless smoke alarms and wireless smoke detectors, but install and maintain them too. If you want to work with the same team throughout, this can be very advantageous and can prevent confusion from causing unnecessary problems.

Don’t Be a Statistic

 It’s said that 800 people a year die in fires every year, with 17,000 injuries. Whilst it’s essential that your home has at least one working smoke alarm or detector, it may seem best to install one for every floor to stop an alarm from being missed. If you live in a big house, you may wish to up this number further. Many fatalities could have been prevented if the right smoke detectors and smoke alarms had been in place. In fact, it’s said that you’re twice as likely to die in a house fire if you don’t have a smoke alarm. Always remember to check the battery of a wireless smoke alarm on a regular basis. However, it is possible to buy batteries that last for up to 15 years or opt for an ionisation smoke alarm for a more conventional smoke detector.

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