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Handy smoke alarm installation advice

Following on from the success of its first Handyfacts App for iPhones, Aico has launched a new interactive version for both Android and iPhone users.


Designed for busy contractors on the move, the Handyfacts App is an ideal memory refresher when on-site, covering all the key information you need when fitting Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. It covers which alarm types to use in different areas of a property, siting requirements with clear diagrams and details on wiring and accessories. Additionally, it shows the options that are available when it comes to alarm interconnection, including both hard-wiring and Aico’s proven RadioLINK Professional system which uses Radio Frequency signals to wirelessly connect alarms.

The new Handyfacts App also provides a quick and simple search facility for the complete Aico product range, allowing you to view product datasheets, add favourite products to your own list and e-mail product details on to a colleague.

Exceptionally easy to use, there are direct links from the contents page to the relevant sections and an email enquiry facility so you can contact Aico directly.

The new Handyfacts Apps are available from the App Store and Google Play free of charge – just search for ‘Handyfacts’. Alternatively, direct links are on the publications page of the Aico website –

For contractors wanting even more detail Aico recommends its Electrical Contractors Handybook which expands on all the topics covered in the Handyfacts App. Copies are available by registering at

A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is the first name in residential fire protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information, please go to

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