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Smoke, Fire & Gas Detection FAQs

Why do your mains powered alarms have batteries?

All our mains powered alarms have a battery backup because, although mains powered alarms without this option do exist (BS5839 part 6 grade E), we regard them as far too dangerous. This is because a lot of fires are caused by electrical faults which would leave the building unprotected against fire if the smoke alarms had no backup battery. With our mains powered alarms you will always be protected.

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