Full circle protection

Aico, the UK supplier of domestic mains powered fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detection, has launched the new 3000 Series.

This technologically advanced series detects both fire and CO and includes, for the very first time, a multi-sensor heat and CO alarm, providing what Aico describes as ‘whole property coverage’.

Aico managing director, Neal Hooper, said: “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 with Aico’s reputation for unbeatable reliability and quality. We refer to the 3000 Series as having ‘intelligent simplicity’ – we’ve built intelligence in to every alarm whilst ensuring simplicity for every install.”

Unique to the 3000 Series, Aico reports that the Ei3028 multi-sensor heat and CO alarm has been much anticipated as a ‘convenient, cost-effective’ and ‘efficient’ way to protect residents from both fire and CO. With high heat sources from cooking appliances posing a potential fire hazard and gas fuelled appliances representing a potential source of CO, Aico says that combining heat and CO detection in one alarm is ‘a sensible approach, welcomed by landlords, contractors and residents alike’.

In addition to the Ei3028, the 3000 Series also incorporates a mains-powered multi-sensor fire alarm and single sensor optical, heat and CO alarms. All alarms in the series use the same easi-fit base (a first for Aico CO alarms) and feature intelligent sensors, AudioLink data extraction and SmartLink wireless interconnection and whole system data monitoring capability.

Aico’s multiple award winning AudioLink data extraction technology enables real time alarm data (e.g. number of times tested and details of alarm activations) to be extracted directly to a smartphone or tablet via an app which creates an alarm status report. It identifies any issues enabling action to be taken immediately, which is effective for tenant safety and in reducing the cost of return visits to a property. AudioLink also aids compliance for landlords, providing proof that alarms are working at the start of a new tenancy and with annual gas safety checks.

Next generation radio frequency (RF) technology, SmartLink enables alarms and system accessories to be interconnected using RF signals rather than hard wiring. According to Aico, hard wired interconnection is ‘time consuming, disruptive and costly ‘in existing properties, whereas wireless interconnection is ‘quick, easy and requires no redecorating’.

All alarms in the 3000 Series are said to be backwards compatible with existing Aico products.