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Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm with Self-Charging 10 Year Back-up Battery - BRK 7010LBE

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Product Overview

The BRK 7010LBE mains powered optical smoke alarm is suitable for installations needing to comply with BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D1. This alarm is fitted with a lifetime lithium back-up battery in case of mains failure. This alarm has a lifespan of 10 years and can be hardwire interlinked with up to 12 compatible smoke and 6 compatible heat alarms. The alarm features a combined test and silence button and a visual LED to indicate power and that the unit is fully operational.

  • Power: 230V mains powered smoke alarm
  • Backup Battery: Lithium back-up battery lasts the lifetime of your alarm - GUARANTEED
  • Warranty: 10 year warranty
  • Suitable for BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D1 installations
  • Hardwire interlink with up to 12 compatible smoke alarms and 6 compatible heat alarms
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604:2005
  • A locking feature deters removal of the alarm
  • Patented ceiling entry smoke detection system
  • Combined test and silence button
  • 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 BK7010LBE
Alternative Product Codes BK7010LBE, 7010LBE
Brand BRK
Back-Up Battery

Self-charging Lithium Battery

Dimensions (HxDia)


Operating Temperature

+4°C to +38°C

Relative Humidity

10% to 85%

Sound Output



10 years

Weight 0.24kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (8)
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. Why is my alarm beeping?

In general there are three reasons an alarm might beep, other than when a fire is detected. It could indicate the alarm is over 10 years old and needs replacing. You can find the replace-by date on the alarm itself. Sometimes dust build-up can also set optical smoke alarms off. If this is the case, use a vacuum or hair dryer on the cold setting to clean it. Finally it could be an issue with the power supply. If it is a battery operated alarm, the battery might need replacing. If it is a mains powered alarm there could be a problem with the supply of power to the 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.

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Excellent Warranty

This product is supplied with a 10 year manufacturers warranty as standard

Customer Reviews

1 customer has given this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5

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Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: E M

As a consumer I am pleased with the product and service.

Published on: 21st March 2020

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