Smoke alarms are one of the most important devices to have in any property. Whether you are a landlord or a homeowner, installing smoke alarms in several places throughout your property can save lives. Besides the obvious safety benefits they provide, here are five of the best reasons to install smoke alarms in your home.
When it comes to smoke alarms, you don’t have to spend a fortune installing them in your property. Smoke alarms are very affordable, and there are lots of models to choose from.
Some of the more modern alarms with extra features will cost more. but a basic smoke alarm that does the job can often be found for a reasonable price. When you consider the huge safety benefits of having a smoke alarm, it makes perfect sense.
Smoke alarms are the best way to detect fires. As soon as a fire erupts, the smoke will travel much faster than the flames. A smoke alarm that has been positioned correctly will detect the smoke from the fire quickly, giving you plenty of time to get to safety.
Because smoke alarms detect fires fast, this also means you can contact the firefighters sooner. As a result, this could help them to arrive before the fire causes more considerable damage to your property.
If you have a property in Scotland, you should be aware that new regulations are being introduced in 2022. The new legislation is planned to be announced in February 2022. One of the main regulations will be the legal requirement for Scottish homes to install interlinked alarms.
What this means is that as soon as one alarm goes off, all the other alarms will go off too. This provides additional safety because the inhabitants may be too far away to hear the initial alarm.
All homes in Scotland will have to comply, whether it’s your own home or a property that you are letting out. All homes will also have to have a minimum number of alarms, and they must be either lithium battery alarms or mains-wired alarms.
A basic smoke alarm will often be fine for your needs, but many new smoke alarms come with additional features that can make them even better.
Smart alarms that come with smartphone apps can provide several useful features. For example, you could receive an alert to your phone when an alarm detects smoke, including information about which alarm has been triggered as well as the severity of the issue.
You could even receive updates when you need to change the batteries or if the sensor fails, and you can add additional contact numbers so neighbours or family members can be notified too.
One of the best things about installing smoke alarms in your property is that it gives you and your family peace of mind.
You can sleep easier knowing that you will be alerted to any danger, reducing the chances of being affected by a fire as well as reducing the chances of your property suffering serious damage.
While many smoke alarms that are battery operated can be installed quickly and easily yourself, you may need to hire a qualified electrician in some cases.
We’ll install all your alarms so you know you are not only complying with the new regulations in Scotland but that you also have a safe smoke detection system in place for your peace of mind.