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One of the main things that the general public has been made even more aware of over the last few years is the need for a working smoke alarm. The Fire Prevention Service has tried to ensure, with some very shocking advertising, that the message gets through to anyone or everyone who watches television ~ make sure you have a Smoke Detector and make sure it works!
But one of the most easily forgotten jobs around the house is checking to make sure that they work! I am sure that I am not alone in being one of those people who all too easily almost forget the Smoke Detector is even there, let alone think to check it!
Which is why one wired to the mains is such a Godsend!
With this Smoke Detector, easily installed, the need to check regulary is all but removed. Provided that it is wired up correctly, your Smoke Detector SHOULD always be in full working order and, in the case of a power-cut or should mains power be diverted for any reason, it comes with a battery back-up that will enable it to carry on working!
Of course, if battery power runs low then the device will begin beeping to let you know that the battery needs to be replaced but the fact that this is wired into the mains means that, unlike with other battery-only operated devices, this is unlikely to start beeping at 3 in the morning letting you know at some god awful hour that a new battery is needed!
Of course, I think I should point out that you should STILL check your Smoke Alarm regulary whether it is wired into the mains or not (safety comes first after all!) but at least with this product, easily obtained from all good household supply stockists, not very expensive at all (mine cost only a little over a tenner from ScrewFix!) and like I say easily installed, it is something that doesn't have to be at the foremost of your mind and is one less thing for you to worry about!
Overall, this is a great idea that eliminates the search for the right-sized batteries at stupid o' clock in the morning when you are only half awake and this reviewer recommends that if you are going to purchase a Smoke Detector then this is probably the only one you need! In fact, at this price why not buy two? One for upstairs and one for down because fire safety should ALWAYS be your number one priority!
Alarm Type: Smoke Alarms / 230V AC. Mains-powered ionisation alarm with 9V battery backup. Can be interconnected with up to 12 alarms from the 670, 650 and 680 series. Easy to install, with pause facility to silence false alarms. BS 5446-1: 2000.