When smoke alarms reach about 10 years of age they need replacing to ensure full protection of the building. As smoke alarm manufacturers improve the technology of smoke alarms, they bring out new models every few years. This can be a problem, especially if a customer has networked smoke alarms and would like to replace just some of them.
It can sometimes be very difficult to know which alarm is compatible with your existing alarms, especially if the base is different or the new smoke alarm has a different interconnection. To help reduce the frustration for our customers we recently developed a chart for Kidde mains powered smoke alarms to show which new alarms were replacing discontinued or upgraded smoke alarms. The feedback we got from our visitors was so strong, that we rolled this list out to Ei Electronics and Aico smoke alarms. Customers can now pin-point the best replacements for our main ranges of Ei and Kidde smoke alarms. There is no complicated table to navigate, just a very neat chart that clearly indicates which replacement alarm you need to buy.
Where possible we have tried to keep the replacement smoke alarms of the same shape and size but there are some that will need to have new bases fitted and may be of a different shape, which could mean that you will need to decorate around it.
If you have any further queries or cannot find your old smoke alarm model in our list, please contact us and we are happy to help and add the model to the list.
Smoke and heat alarms must be replaced after ten years when their useful life expires. When you have mains powered smoke alarms on your ceiling this usually means having to call out an expensive electrician to carry out the work. Now there is good news for anybody who has an EI or Aico smoke alarm installed on their ceiling and wants to change it after ten years:
Safelincs and Ei Electronics have developed a range of replacement smoke alarms branded ‘easichange’ which can be installed by yourself within less than a minute. The easichange alarms come supplied with the removal tool needed to take off the old smoke alarm safely from its base and with a new alarm head which can be installed by simply sliding it onto the existing base. An easily to understand manual is included as well as a documentation label for the fuse box.
The easichange alarms are manufactured by the original smoke alarm manufacturers, Ei Electronics and conform to BS EN 14604. They are sold exclusively by Safelincs.
Easichange replacement smoke alarms exist for the following models:
Ei141, Ei144, Ei146, Ei151, Ei151TL, Ei154, Ei156, Ei161, Ei164, Ei166
Update 03-02-2021: The easichange range of alarms has been discontinued in light of ongoing changes to the replacement models. Safelincs’ support for customers continues with a simplified series of replacement smoke and heat alarms that will still be familiar to previous easichange customers. The new range of now also includes replacements for a selection of BRK, DETA, and FireAngel alarms.