Fireangel ST-620 Fastest Reacting Thermoptek Smoke Alarm £7.66 @ Amazon
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Fireangel ST-620 Fastest Reacting Thermoptek Smoke Alarm £7.66 @ Amazon

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Found 4th Apr 2013
These smoke alarms are probably some of the best you can buy and are fitted by local fire depts. However I dont think they are fitting them for free anymore as funding has been pulled for most areas, but do check.

I bought these approx 3 years ago instead of going via my local fire dept @ £15 each at this price almost half that of RRP.

They come with 10year warranty that you have to send off faulty unit to manufacturer for a replacement if needed as the battery is sealed for 10 years of maint free.

Some bad reviews on Amazon but you have to take the overall figures that over 1 million of these units have been installed via local fire dept and over 2 million purchased so these reviews are small in comparison to units sold.

The choice of the UK fire brigades;10yr sealed for life Lithium battery;Loud 85dB alarm at 1 metre;Large Test & Silence button;Quick Reacting to all fire types
10yr sealed for life Lithium battery
Loud 85dB alarm at 1 metre
Large Test & Silence button
Quick Reacting to all fire types

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First time i've ever heard of a fire alarm starting a fire, think i'll stick to the standard battery type. dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

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First time i've ever heard of a fire alarm starting a fire, think i'll … First time i've ever heard of a fire alarm starting a fire, think i'll stick to the standard battery type. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058922/Firefighters-forced-stop-handing-smoke-alarms-catches-alight-nearly-burns-house.html



I had one fitted, and it keeps making a noise every time you pass by it with a mobile.

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The fire incidents are quite worrying but this model is the X5 which has been modified since that article in 2011 and even then the fires started once the unit had been removed and left not whilst in situ on the ceiling.

Another thing to remember is a small number of people have had issues with the unit chirping, this chirping is to warn the user of a malfunction in the unit like a self diagnostic system, older cheaper alarms don't chirp (unless low battery) because they don't have this feature, however that could mean a unit is faulty and you would never know until too late.

So a chirping unit must be seen as a positive warning of a system failure to which the manufacturer is prepared to replace FOC within the 10 year period

Call your local Fire & Rescue Service and they will fit it the same Smoke alarm free and give your home a home fire safety visit at the same time.

Had 2 of these fitted by Fire Brigade, neither worked, even with a smoking pan right underneath them!

Let's put this into perspective - there are tens of thousands of these in use and there have been two known fires from these. Both fires starting when the unit is not on a ceiling. Have a look around your house and you will find items that have started fires and you still use them...... Do some research on your hair dryer, hair straighteners, fridge, freezer, TV, etc you may be a little surprised.
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