The UltraFire UBS1 optical smoke alarm is recommended for use in living rooms, bedrooms and hallways. The high performance optical sensor is designed to detect smouldering fires, such as soft furnishings and carpets. The compact design of this alarm also allows for discrete fitting.
- For living rooms, bedrooms and hallways
- Also for areas leading off a kitchen (not suitable for kitchen or garage)
- Battery: 9V replaceable battery (included)
- CE marked and certified to
- Suitable for installations complying to
- Large test / hush button
- Toast proof sensor – less prone to false alarms caused by cooking fumes
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. How are smoke alarms fitted to the ceiling?
Smoke alarms can be either screwed to the ceiling using the holes on the base plate (screws provided) or fixed using a sticky pad, this can be added to your basket through the ordering process.
Q. What smoke alarm should I use in a bedroom with an en suite bathroom?
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.