The FireAngel SCB10-R is a combined optical smoke and carbon monoxide detector powered by a sealed lithium battery that gives the alarm a 10 year lifespan. The two sensors work independently and upon detecting smoke or carbon monoxide, the SCB10-R will emit an extremely loud 85dB alarm to alert you to the danger. Fitted with a combined test and hush button, this alarm is also supplied with a Safelincs Exclusive 5 Year Warranty.
- 10 year sealed, battery powered smoke and CO alarm
- Advanced optical technology reducing the number of false alarms
- Two separate sensors within the same body
- Large, easy to use test and hush button
- Sleep Easy™ function temporarily silences low battery and end of life warning chirp for 8 hours
- Separate audible warnings to indicate the prescence of smoke or CO
- Advanced electrochemical technology for improved CO detection
- Ideal for hallways, bedrooms, living rooms and areas adjacent to the kitchen
- Suitable for installations needing to comply with BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade F
- Loud 85dB warning alarm when activated
- Safelincs Exclusive 5 Year Warranty
- Independently tested and certified to EN 14604 & EN 50291-1
- Supplied with fixings: 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Please Note: This alarm is not suitable for the kitchen or garage.
This is the technical data for the 10 Year Combination Optical Smoke and CO Alarm - FireAngel SCB10-R.
|Alternative Product Codes
||10 year sealed lithium battery
||85dB at 3 metres
||0 °C to +40 °C
The following datasheets are available for this product.
Q. Where should I install carbon monoxide detectors?
A. CO detectors should be installed near boilers and other potential sources of carbon monoxide. Keep a 1 to 3 meter distance to the boiler etc to avoid small start-up CO discharges to cause false alarms.
As you are likely to be most affected by CO in areas of your home that you spend the most time in it is advisable to install detectors in those areas as well, such as the living room and bedrooms.
It is also worth noting that while one detector is better than no detectors at all, larger homes may require several detectors to cover the property fully.
Which areas to avoid?
Do not install CO alarms above or below windows.
Although most kitchens contain fuel burning appliances it is not recommended to install your detector there. Kitchens can be quite steamy while you are cooking and this may affect the sensor in the CO detector. Similarly it is not recommended to install detectors in dusty areas such as workshops or garages.
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Q. Is this CO Detector compliant with all relevant standards to allow me to place it in a tenanted property as I am a landlord?
A. Yes, this CO alarm has been Kitemarked to EN 50291-1: 2010 and has been awarded a CE mark. It should be installed in line with the manufacturers guidance.
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 that can originate from upholstery type materials and over-heated wiring. Also, an optical smoke alarm would be less likely to sound a false alarm than an ionisation would, 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.
Q. What sort of smoke alarm system would I need to install for a HMO?
A. BS 5839-6 recommends that one or two storey HMOs with an individual floor area of no more than 200sqm (not the total of both floors) should have a Grade D smoke alarm system installed. Grade D refers to mains powered smoke alarms with a back up battery power supply. The alarms can be interlinked either by wire or by radio signal and the system does not require a separate fire alarm panel. For HMOs of 3 storey or higher, a Grade A panel system would need to be installed. This can cover the whole of the building, or can be used just for the communal areas with a separate Grade D system installed for the individual dwellings. For both applications, the level of cover should be a minimum of LD3 (in all escape routes) but this may change according to the fire risk assessment.
Q. How long do smoke alarms last before needing replacement?
A. 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 I put my smoke alarm on the wall, or must it be mounted on the ceiling?
A. 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. Do I need an ionisation or optical smoke alarm?
A. 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. What are the regulations to testing CO detectors? Do I need to use test gas?
A. There is no legal or BSI requirement to test the CO detectors with a test gas. A weekly check with the test button is fully sufficient if you choose a quality CO detector. The test gas is offered as a 'belts and braces' option.
1 customer has rated this product and it has an overall rating of 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by: PP
Long lasting quality sensor alarm for living room with gas heater
Required an alarm which detected real smoke, carbon monoxide and power lasting for 10 years - can't fault it !
Published on: 14th May 2019