The FireAngel SO-601 is a 9V optical smoke alarm with toast proof sensing technology, making it less prone to sound falsely when cooking fumes are present. As the SO-601 is now discontinued FireAngel recommends the ST-622 Thermoptek smoke alarm as the most suitable replacement because it will fit on to existing S0-601 base plates. This means it can be swapped over in seconds with no drilling or obvious marks visible on the ceiling.
- FREE delivery
- Battery: Built-in, lasts the lifetime of your alarm
- Warranty: 5 year warranty
- CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
- Features a test/hush button
- Ground breaking Thermoptek optical smoke sensing technology
- Thermally enhanced for quicker detection of smouldering fires (compared to standard optical sensors)
- Toast proof sensor - less prone to false alarms caused by cooking fumes
- Ideal for areas adjacent to the kitchen (not suitable for kitchen or garage)
- temporarily silences low battery and end of life warning chirp for 8 hours
- Suitable for installations complying to Grade F1
- Sensing technology of choice for the UK's Fire and Rescue Service
- Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Q. Do I need an ionisation or optical smoke alarm?
We recommend using an optical smoke alarm in hallways, as these are less likely to go off because of cooking fumes from a connected kitchen. Optical smoke alarms are also ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, as they are good at detecting smouldering fires from soft furnishings. For landings we recommend ionisation alarms. Heat alarms are designed for kitchens and garages. No alarms should be installed in bathrooms.
Q. Can I put my smoke alarm on the wall, or must it be mounted on the ceiling?
The best location to install your smoke alarm is in the centre of the ceiling rather than on the wall. During a fire, smoke initially rises and then spreads to the sides of the room. By installing the alarm on the ceiling, this ensures that you receive the earliest possible warning of a fire.
Q. What is the best way to test my alarm?
We recommend testing alarms by pressing the test button built-in to the unit, as this is designed to simulate the detection of the target stimuli (usually smoke, heat, or CO) at the alarm sensor. You should test your alarms regularly to ensure they are protecting building occupants, preferably every week. For more detailed guidance, check the manual included with your alarm.
Q. How long do smoke alarms last before needing replacement?
It is recommended that smoke alarms are replaced after 10 years. This is because the sensors in the smoke alarms become less sensitive and may not activate when a fire is present.
Q. Can a smoke alarm be fitted with a sticky adhesive pad in a let property?
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 long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?
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.
Key Product Features
Easy-to-use test/hush button takes centre stage
Powered by a 10-year long life battery, sealed in the alarm
Status indicator lights clearly visible around the main button
Includes the required screws and rawl plugs for installation
Every FireAngel FASO601 is supplied with the following components.
- 1 x FireAngel ST-622 Thermoptek alarm
- 1 x Sealed 10-year lithium battery
- 1 x Fixings set (screws and rawl plugs)
- 1 x Instruction manual