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Smoke alarm reminder service

Free service that will remind you to:

  • Test your smoke alarm;
  • Replace the batteries;
  • Replace your smoke alarm.

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Smoke alarms


Battery-powered detectors


Mains-powered detectors

Did you know

The risk of dying in a fire for people over 65 is over twice as high as the average for all ages and these risks increase dramatically if the person lives alone, smokes, drinks or has a physical and/or learning disability.

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You may wish to consider a mains powered detector, they operate under normal circumstances using power supplied from the mains. In the event of a power cut, a pre-installed battery takes over to ensure you are always protected. These systems use very little electricity and alleviate the problems of flat batteries.

The Department for Communities in Local Government, in partnership with AICO, have produced a YouTube clip to promote the use of mains-powered alarms to privately rented properties:

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Further smoke alarm information