Why choose the Ei2110 multi-sensor smoke alarm?

Ei2110Unsure which smoke alarm to install? Worried about false alarms?  Then the Ei2110 multi-sensor alarm from Ei Electronics could be the solution you’re looking for!

The Ei2110 is one of the first domestic alarms to combine both optical smoke and heat sensing elements.  Working together to intelligently monitor any signs of fire, this dual sensing technology allows the Ei2110 multi-sensor alarm to identify different types of fire.  Originating from upholstery or over-heated wiring some fires slowly smoulder and produce thick smoke, whereas paper or clothing fires can be fast flaming, producing little smoke but a lot of heat.  This wider fire detection envelope means that the Ei2110 will provide the best response, earlier warning of fire and reduce the risk of false alarms.  Making the smoke alarm selection easier for the user, the Ei2110 multi-sensor has the flexibility to be used in any room except a kitchen.  For kitchen applications, please use the Ei164RC single sensor heat alarm.

Supplied with an “easi-fit” base as standard, the Ei2110 multi-sensor alarm is mains powered with a re-chargeable back-up battery power supply.  Don’t be put off with the need for an electrician!  The “easi-fit” base has been designed for easy installation, allowing the electrician to wire to the nearest lighting circuit.  Once fitted, the Ei2110 multi-sensor  head simply slides onto the base, ready for detection.  The Ei2110 is fitted with a built-in lithium battery back up that lasts the full 10 year life of the alarm.  This mains powered design with sealed lithium back-up battery not only saves on the cost and effort to replace batteries, but also stops alarm tampering and the battery being removed for use in other devices; a problem often faced by landlords with rented properties.  The Ei2110 multi-sensor alarm conforms to BS5839-6 Grade D, allowing the unit to also be specified for one or two storey houses of multiple occupancy (HMO).

To achieve the best possible coverage for detection, smoke alarms should be interlinked throughout the property.  As standard, multiple Ei2110 alarms can be linked using 3 core and earth cable available from the electrician.  The connection of alarms gives occupants the best possible warning of fire, saving valuable time in the event of an emergency.  If you’re concerned by the thought of lifting carpets, floorboards and running trunking, the Ei2110 is available with radioLINK capability.  The radio interlinked Ei2110 comprises of the multi-sensor alarm head and an Ei168RC radio frequency base.  To maintain its Grade D status, the radio interlinked Ei2110 remains mains powered, but the interconnection is achieved wireless through radio frequency signal.

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Which type of smoke alarm should I use?

Smoke alarms are the most essential components in any fire safety strategy, whether in commercial or domestic properties.

There is a wide range of smoke alarm models available designed to suit various circumstances. It is therefore important to ensure that you purchase the correct model for your requirements, in order to ensure your smoke alarms operate as efficiently as possible.

Below is a summary of the various smoke alarm models featured on our website:

Optical smoke alarms are suitable for general use and are especially suitable for detecting smouldering fires caused for example by smouldering soft furnishings. They are also not too sensitive to false alarms from burnt toast, making them ideal in hallways (near kitchens), living rooms and bedrooms.

Ionisation smoke alarms are able to detect the change in the behaviour of the air in case of a fire. Fast flaming fires, such as burning waste paper baskets, are easily detected by ionisation smoke alarms and we recommend ionisation smoke alarms for use in offices or on landings. Please note that ionisation smoke alarms contain a small amount of radio-activity. If you wish to avoid this, choose optical smoke alarms instead.

Heat alarms are designed to detect the increase of temperature caused by a fire and do not cause false alarms. They are especially useful in dusty or smoky areas, such as kitchen and garages. They do, however, not cover very large areas, so cannot really be used for larger parts of a building.

Multi-sensor alarms combine the features of optical and heat alarms, resulting in rapid fire detection and a reduced risk of false alarms. They are suitable for living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and landings but should not be used in kitchens.

If you require further advice on which smoke alarm design is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We also publish a guide on the different smoke alarm technologies.

For warehouse areas and industrial properties we offer more fire detection technologies and central alarm panle systems.