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First Alert SA300UK Ionisation Smoke Alarm & CO-FA-9B Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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Product Overview

Our First Alert smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm special offer provides detection against both dangers at a great discounted price. The SA300UK is an ionisation smoke alarm with test button facility and a 5 year manufacturer's warranty, whilst the CO-FA-9B carbon monoxide alarm can be wall mounted or left free standing, and has a 7 year warranty.

Ionisation smoke alarm:

  • Battery powered (9v alkaline battery included)
  • Test and hush button
  • Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade F2
  • 5 year manufacturer's warranty
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs

Carbon monoxide alarm:

  • Battery powered (AA alkaline batteries included)
  • Test and reset button feature
  • Suitable for wall mounting or free standing
  • 7 year lifespan and manufacturer's warranty
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 50291-1:2010+A1:2012 (domestic use) & BS EN 50291-2:2010 (camping/caravans/motor homes)
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Technical Data
Product Code 1ACODEAL1
Alternative Product Codes SA300UK, CO-FA-9B, 1ACOFA9B, 1ASA300UK
Brand First Alert
Battery Type

Smoke Alarm: 9V alkaline

CO Alarm: AA batteries

Dimensions

Smoke Alarm (HxDia): 37x110mm

CO Alarm (HxWxD): 67x109x38mm

Sound Output

85dB

Warranty

Smoke Alarm: 5 years

CO Alarm: 7 years

Weight 0.32kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (7)
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.

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. 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. 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. Where should I install my carbon monoxide alarms?
A.

CO detectors should be installed near potential sources of carbon monoxide, essentially any fuel-burning appliances such as boilers, cookers and ovens, fireplaces (both open and enclosed burners), and portable generators. 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 alarms 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.

Also note that carbon monoxide has been proven to spread into neighbouring properties through open windows and, in semi-detached or terrace houses, through loft spaces. If your property has an attached garage with a connecting door through to the house, it is recommended to fit a CO alarm inside the house leading from that doorway.

Battery powered carbon monoxide alarms can typically be installed wall-mounted or left free-standing on flat, level surface.

  • Near an appliance: they should be placed within 1 to 3 metres horizontally from the appliance and between the height of the appliance to 150mm below the ceiling – i.e., not above a stove where it would be in the path of steam or fumes.
  • In living spaces: they should be positioned close to where the occupant's head is likely to be most of the time – e.g., on your bedside table.

Combined smoke & CO alarms or mains-powered CO alarms are typically installed on the ceiling and should be at least 30cm away from any wall, light fitting, or other obstruction.

Do not install CO alarms within 3 metres of doors or windows, above radiators, or immediately close to anything that gives off steam or fumes like a cooker or shower room. Similarly, it is not recommended to install detectors in dusty areas such as workshops or garages.

For more information, please check the manufacturer's instructions – you can download the PDF manual from the relevant product page on our site. You can also watch our video guide to positioning CO detectors.

Q. Where are carbon monoxide alarms required?
A.

Most legislation advises at least one carbon monoxide alarm is fitted near new or replacement fuel-burning appliances that are fixed installations, though rented properties (both social and private sector) often require CO alarms be provided by landlords even if no appliances are being installed or replaced. Examples include boilers, coal fires, wood burners, and gas ovens and cookers, though an exception is often made in legislation for gas appliances solely used for cooking.

However, any and all materials can give off CO when burning, including gas cookers. Carbon monoxide can also spread from neighbouring properties or outside sources such as vehicle fumes. Because of this, Safelincs strongly recommends the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in every home, and also at head-height in bedrooms to protect occupants while sleeping.

Landlords, please see our pages for English, Welsh, and Scottish alarms or our landlord guidance page for more information.

Q. Where are carbon monoxide alarms required?
A.

Most legislation advises at least one carbon monoxide alarm is fitted near new or replacement fuel-burning appliances that are fixed installations, though rented properties (both social and private sector) often require CO alarms be provided by landlords even if no appliances are being installed or replaced. Examples include boilers, coal fires, wood burners, and gas ovens and cookers, though an exception is often made in legislation for gas appliances solely used for cooking.

However, any and all materials can give off CO when burning, including gas cookers. Carbon monoxide can also spread from neighbouring properties or outside sources such as vehicle fumes. Because of this, Safelincs strongly recommends the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in every home, and also at head-height in bedrooms to protect occupants while sleeping.

Landlords, please see our pages for English, Welsh, and Scottish alarms or our landlord guidance page for more information.

Customer Reviews

54 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5

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Superb value, very fast delivery, highly delighted

Published on: 11th May 2018

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Nice looking compact detectors / alarms that work well and are great value for money at the price paid .

Published on: 11th May 2018

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First class products at a competitive price

Published on: 4th May 2018

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