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Carbon monoxide alarm

A sophisticated yet highly affordable new Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm from Aico is now available with a sealed in Lithium battery. The combination of tamper proof battery unit and inability to use it in other common household devices directly addresses the problem of possible battery removal by the resident.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm from Aico

But it's not just the Lithium battery that sets this alarm apart; the quality of the design and build combined with the alarm's functionality are key to its success, as is the value price point which Aico is confident will encourage a far wider adoption of CO alarms than ever before. Furthermore, being battery powered, the new CO alarm can be installed by heating and ventilation installers, plumbers, builders, etc. - not just electricians.

As with all Aico CO alarms, the new Lithium battery powered model uses a sophisticated, proven CO sensor pre-calibrated and tested in CO gas to ensure accuracy. When it detects dangerous levels of CO the alarm sounds and the red warning alarm light flashes at a rate relevant to the CO level detected. Prior to this, at low levels of CO, a pre-alarm light is activated for early warning. If CO is detected when the resident is out, a memory feature incorporated into the alarm will record any readings which can be interrogated by the user.

The alarm can be readily tested by residents using the large clear Test button. Although safety and reliability are the key considerations for this new alarm, Aico has also ensured the unit has the looks to match. The alarm itself is compact (measuring just 120mm x 105mm x 45mm), unobtrusive and sleek, so is only noticeable when you need it to be, i.e. When the alarm sounds. It can be fixed to the wall or ceiling using a simple twist on mounting base which has a variety of fixing options.

A completely unique feature of the new alarm is its ability to be wirelessly interconnected to other Aico Fire and CO alarms through the simple addition of a radiolink plug-in module. Radiolink uses sophisticated RF technology, allowing alarms interconnected on the system to all sound when any of them goes into alarm; in this way, the alarm is heard throughout a property, even if the resident is asleep behind a closed door. Previously the only way to interconnect such alarms was through hard wiring, which is costly, time consuming and, assuming the cable isn't run through ugly trunking, requires redecoration work.

When interlinking CO and Fire alarms on the same system, an Aico Alarm Control Switch should be used to identify the source of the alarm (Smoke or CO). This will ensure the correct action is taken by the user.

Kitemarked to BS EN 50291, the new battery powered CO alarm from Aico comes complete with a five year guarantee. In addition to this standard model, a premium model with digital display and radiolink Professional model are also available, along with a range of mains powered CO alarms.

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