Quick at detecting slow smouldering fires, the First Alert SA700UK is a battery powered optical smoke alarm with test and hush button feature. Ideal for living areas, bedrooms and hallways, optical smoke sensing technology is less prone to false alarms caused by cooking fumes and steam. The SA700UK is Kitemarked to the latest British Standards and has a 5 year manufacturer's warranty.
- Battery powered smoke alarm (AAA batteries included)
- Test and hush button feature
- Hush button allows temporary silencing of nuisance alarms
- 5 year manufacturer's warranty
- CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
- Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade F
- Sounds a low battery warning chirp
- 85dB warning alarm when activated
- Quick to detect slow smouldering fires - ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and downstairs hallways
- Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
This is the technical data for the Optical Smoke Alarm with Test and Hush Button - First Alert SA700UK.
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Q. What smoke alarm should I use in a bedroom with an en suite bathroom?
A. It is usually recommended to install an optical smoke alarm in a bedroom. This is because optical smoke alarms are slightly quicker at detecting slow smouldering fires than can original from upholstery type materials and over-heated wiring. Also, an optical smoke alarm would be less likely to sound a false alarm than what an ionisation would do if steam/water droplets were present from the bathroom. Detectors should be installed as central to the room as possible; however for your application I would also consider the position of the en suite to make sure that the detector is not in the direct path of the joining door. This is just to try and avoid the chances of a false alarm. No detector is designed for use in bathroom areas.
Q. How do I safely dispose of my old smoke alarms?
A. Safelincs is signed up to Valpak's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Distributor Take-Back Scheme (Registration ID: 7370). Private households can therefore drop off their electronic and electrical fire safety waste at their municipal recycling centre when they are purchasing new products from us. To find your nearest recycling centre, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.
Q. How long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?
A. The 9V alkaline batteries last 12~18 months. Lithium batteries will usually last 5x longer than their alkaline counterparts, achieving around 5 years lifetime. Some lithium cells are also rechargeable, and when used in a mains-powered alarm may last for the entire functional lifespan of the alarm. Newer alarm models may also feature a "sealed" lithium battery. These batteries are specialist components which are designed to not be removed or need replacing by the user, and have been tested by the alarm manufacturer to ensure they last for the lifetime of the alarm.
Please Note: the actual lifetime of your batteries depends on how often the alarms are tested or activated, as sounding the alarm draws more power than when the alarms are "waiting" to detect fire. You should also read your alarm's manual to make sure you only use the recommended types and brands of batteries, as failing to follow these instructions may cause the alarm to malfunction, not alerting you in the event of a fire, and might also invalidate the warranty.
Q. Can a smoke alarm be fitted with a sticky adhesive pad in a let property?
A. The sticky pad is suitable for all battery operated smoke alarms. However, we cannot judge if battery alarms are suitable for your let property, as let properties usually require mains powered alarms. There is some advice to this in the governments guides to fire risk assessments. http://www.safelincs.co.uk/Fire-Risk-Assessment/
Also see the LACoRS guide for let properties.
Q. How are smoke alarms fitted to the ceiling?
A. Smoke alarms can be either screwed to the ceiling using the holes on the base plate (screws provided) or fixed using a sticky pad, this can be added to your basket through the ordering process.
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15 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed by: CS
Seems to do the job.
Published on: 24th March 2017
Reviewed by: MN
Great product and price.
Published on: 18th February 2017
Reviewed by: AR
Seems good, it beeps (loud) when button is pressed and easy to install
Published on: 25th January 2017
Reviewed by: KJ
Small and easy to install using adhesive pads purchased with the alarm
Published on: 24th January 2017
Reviewed by: PL
Good service. Product seems good.
Published on: 2nd January 2017
Reviewed by: LP
Qiuck delivery, easy to install, it works
Published on: 9th October 2016
Reviewed by: CT
Published on: 13th August 2016
Reviewed by: SR
Sound should certainly wake me in an emergency!
Published on: 22nd May 2016
Reviewed by: DB
Excellent service, fast and efficient
I will certainly use you again.
Published on: 9th May 2016
Reviewed by: SC
Easy to install,loud alarm,easy to reset.
Published on: 8th April 2016
Reviewed by: CA
Easy fix simple good advice
Published on: 18th March 2016
Reviewed by: AC
easy to fit life saver
Published on: 17th March 2016
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Easy to install and use
Published on: 24th December 2015
Reviewed by: -
Positioned by kitchen in hall and kitchen does set it off so thumbs up.
Published on: 14th December 2015
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Published on: 10th November 2015