Firex Smoke Alarm
A firex smoke alarm contains particular features that guard against the smoke alarm becoming ineffective at the time it is needed most.
Firex is a brand of smoke alarm which is manufactured by the Maple Chase Company which is renowned for making reliable smoke detectors.
Let’s face it, you wouldn’t want to discover your smoke alarm doesn’t work at the vital moment. Worse still, you wouldn’t actually discover this as you would already be dead.
However, note that Firex products are now part of the Kidde range and this is where you will find these products. Kidde have now adapted the Firex range to add additional enhancements.
Firex alarms come with a battery back-up feature which ensures that should the main household electric supply fail then there is a reserve mechanism in place to make sure your alarm functions when you need it to.
This kills two birds with one stone, so to speak, as these products are connected to the mains, unlike some alarms which are battery only.
These latter alarms are easier to fit because they don’t need to be connected to the mains supply, the batteries have to be replaced at least once each year to ensure continued operation.
If you forget, or the battery quality is poor, then there is a real danger that these alarms won’t function in the event of a fire.
The great thing about Firex alarms is they not only rely on the mains supply but, in the event of the mains failing, have a secondary battery alternative which kicks in to operate the alarm instead.
As they are not exposed to the same continual use, so these battery backup systems are unlikely to fail so easily. Nevertheless, you should always check them periodically.
Firex are also very practical to install. They come with 360 degree brackets meaning they can be installed into virtually any position at all. Battery replacement is a breeze as there is a slot which slides in an out very easily.
Thus you don’t need to force the detector open when you want to insert or change the batteries. This avoids the awkwardness of maintaining such alarms, which, in turn, ensures batteries are changed more frequently.
Firex alarms are combination alarms and not only protect in the event of smoke but also in the event of carbon monoxide emissions.
Whilst a fire will not necessarily cause carbon monoxide, and carbon monoxide will not necessarily lead to a fire, carbon monoxide is a potential problem in many households.
In high concentrations, carbon monoxide is very harmful to people. In lower concentrations exposure to it accumulates over time leading to a number of harmful consequences over the longer term.
Firex alarms provide a dual function in not only detecting smoke (a prerequisite to a full blown fire) but also in detecting carbon monoxide being dispersed within the internal environment, even in low but potentially harmful concentrations.
With any alarms you install you must be sure to make sure they can be heard in any room you occupy. It's no use being able to hear the alarm in the upstairs bedroom if a fire, which starts in the kitchen, cannot be heard upstairs
There are other expensive alarm systems which are connected directly to a central control room run by the emergency services and which offer fire avoidance surveillance 24/7.
Firex alarms are portable devices that are much less expensive, easy to install, and yet, when properly looked after, are very effective.
As you can see a Firex alarm is an affordable alarm which is easy to install and comes with an essential battery back-up safety feature.
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