When it comes to protecting your family and your home you should never underestimate how dangerous fire can be, and how important it is to have an early smoke detection system.
Whether you have just moved into a new home, have a family you want to protect or just want to be well prepared, having an up to date and fully functioning smoke detection system in place is a must.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure that their property has fire safety measures in place, and so if you are also a landlord, you will have legal obligations you need to fulfil. These will help ensure your tenants are protected against a fire, should one occur.
Fitting your property with smoke detectors is the first step in making your home safe. Early detection is crucial because during a house fire, every second counts.
But whilst smoke alarms are excellent at detecting the start of a fire, they will not detect carbon monoxide – also known as the ‘silent killer’ – which can be lethal if produced by a faulty fuel-burning appliance. So it is also essential to have a separate working carbon monoxide alarm in your home at all times too.
Highlander’s fire prevention experts can install an fully integrated interlinked smoke detector system in your home or rental property. An interlinked system triggers all of the alarms to sound when just one detects smoke, which alerts all the occupants throughout the house immediately.
Residential interlinked alarms can be either hardwired, with wires physically connecting each alarm, or they can be interlinked wirelessly with radio frequency technology; often requiring a quicker and much simpler installation process.
Highlander will assess your property and any legal requirements you might have and advise you on a residential smoke detection system that will:
Highlander’s experienced team of designers, engineers and installers will ensure that your home is protected and that, as a landlord, you are compliant with current fire safety regulations with a solution that is designed and integrated to suit your own specific needs.
From early 2022, all Scottish homes have to meet new Fire & Smoke Alarm Standards, which are:
With many years of experience, Highlander are able to help ensure that residential properties meet all safety requirements properly.