The First Alert SA700LUK optical smoke alarm benefits from a sealed 10 year lithium battery designed to last the life of the alarm. Carrying a 10 year manufacturer's warranty, the SA700LUK offers great value for money and provides quick detection of slow smouldering fires, typically from over-heated wiring and upholstery type materials. This optical smoke alarm features a test and hush button and sounds an end of life warning chirp.
- Sealed 10 year battery powered smoke alarm
- No need to replace batteries for the life of the alarm
- Test and hush button facility
- 10 year manufacturer's warranty
- CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
- Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade F
- End of life warning chirp
- 85dB warning alarm upon activation
- Quick to detect slow smouldering fires
- Typically installed in bedrooms, living rooms and downstairs hallways
- Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
This is the technical data for the Longlife Battery Powered Optical Smoke Alarm - First Alert SA700LUK.
|Alternative Product Codes
||SA700LUK, SA700L, SA700LUK-X5
||10 year sealed lithium battery
The following datasheets are available for this product.
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. 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. What is the best way to test my alarm?
A. 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. 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.
15 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5
All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.
Reviewed by: BW
Used for a number of years without bother
Published on: 14th May 2018
Reviewed by: LD
excellent product and serivce
Published on: 20th November 2017
Reviewed by: AS
Top of the line
Small in size, which is good.
Published on: 25th May 2017
Reviewed by: JB
Happy but still concerned
The alarm continues to give random double peeps at odd times. This is the third alarm to do this in the same fitting and I can only think that particles in the air cause the alarm to trigger.
Published on: 9th March 2017
Reviewed by: HH
Seems to be reliable so far and good quality, easy to fit.
Published on: 4th March 2017
Reviewed by: KS
Excellent Product , Great Service
Published on: 25th December 2016
Reviewed by: LC
The product is identical to the old - whose battery lasted 2 years less that the side label said. Does it work? - I do not intend to start fore to find outi
Published on: 16th December 2016
Reviewed by: MJ
Can now forget about it due to its long operating life.
Published on: 28th September 2016
Reviewed by: DH
It was as advertised and arrived in a timely fashion
Published on: 1st September 2016
Reviewed by: CC
Long lasting without constantly changing batteries
Published on: 21st August 2016
Reviewed by: RM
Perfect for where we wanted to install it
Published on: 6th April 2016
Reviewed by: PB
product as described
Published on: 6th March 2016
Reviewed by: -
Easy to install
Published on: 10th January 2016
Reviewed by: -
WORTH THE MONEY
Published on: 1st January 2016
Reviewed by: -
stylish, easy to install, loud alarm.
Published on: 23rd November 2015