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Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm with Alkaline Back-up Battery - BRK 7010BE

Discontinued Product

This product has been discontinued.

Product Overview

The BRK 7010BE mains powered optical smoke alarm is suitable for installations needing to comply with BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D2. Fitted with a replaceable 9V alkaline back-up battery in case of mains failure, this alarm can be hardwire interlinked with up to 12 compatible smoke alarms and 6 heat alarms to provide a simultaneous warning in an emergency situation. The alarm features a combined test and silence button and a visual LED to indicate power and that the unit is fully operational. This alarm also has a battery drawer which resists closing unless a battery is installed, warning the user that the unit will not operate under AC power without a battery.

  • Power: 230V mains powered smoke alarm
  • Backup Battery: 9V alkaline back-up battery (included)
  • Warranty: 5 year warranty
  • Suitable for BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D2 installations
  • Hardwire interlink with up to 12 compatible smoke and 6 compatible heat alarms
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Integrated 'safety device' to discourage fitting without a battery
  • Patented ceiling entry smoke detection system
  • Combined test and silence button
  • Recommended replacement for BRK 86RACE alarms
  • Easy to perform a full check (circuit, horn, battery and sensor)
  • Visual LED to indicate power and functionality
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
  • Product warranty and life commences from date of purchase
  • This alarm is also suitable for the updated 2022 Scottish legislation for fire alarms in homes

The table below shows all the units that can interlink with the BRK 7010BE and 7010LBE smoke alarms.

Alarms from the Same Series

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
7010BE Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
7010LBE Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink

Compatible 600 Series Alarms

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
670MBX Ionisation Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
660MBX Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
690MBX Heat Alarm Hard wire interlink

Compatible 700 Series Alarms

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
770MRL Ionisation Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
760MRL Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
790MRL Heat Alarm Hard wire interlink
Technical Data
Product Code BK7010BE
Alternative Product Codes BK7010BE, 7010BE, 86RACE
Brand BRK
Back-Up Battery

9V Alkaline

Dimensions (HxDia)


Operating Temperature

+4°C to +38°C

Relative Humidity

10% to 85%

Sound Output



5 years

Weight 0.24kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (3)
Q. What sort of smoke alarm system would I need to install for a HMO?

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?

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.
Also see the LACoRS guide for let properties.

Q. How long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?

The 9V alkaline batteries and AA alkaline batteries generally last 12 to 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.

Excellent Warranty

This product is supplied with a 5 year manufacturers warranty as standard

Customer Reviews

11 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

Reviews by real customers

All of our product reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: A B

Really good, seems to do the job. Hopefully I'll never have to find out

Published on: 19th October 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: P R

A perfect retro-fit for my old 86RACEMP alarms Old 86RACEMP smoke detectors had failed, these new one's have the same port and so the wire just plugs straight in. You can change the wire if you desire as one is supplied in the package. Slight hole adjustment needed for my ceiling screws to attach the bracket, but no problem.

Published on: 11th June 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: P W

Productdoes the job well

Published on: 28th May 2020

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: S C

Fit easily on to an older base plate

Published on: 16th April 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: D A

Simple Replacement for 20yr old units Excellent advice and diagrams of How to fit, over existing 20yr old ceiling alarms. Perfect, took 10 mins to fit.

Published on: 3rd February 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: C M

Easy The product was to replace an existing smoke alarm, replacing like for like, easy to order and received quickly, the product itself was easy to install

Published on: 20th October 2019

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: D S

Good Replacement Bought these to replace our smoke alarms that were expired. A driect replacement so really easy to fit.

Published on: 16th October 2019

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: N C

Very good............... Not yet fitted them but price delivery etc was very good

Published on: 6th October 2019

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: H S

Fitted as described and worked when tested Labelled "Date of manufacture Nov 2017 Date of replacement Nov 2027" Therefore I've lost 20% of their life.

Published on: 30th July 2019

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: T S


Published on: 14th June 2019

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