Whether you’re viewing this as a householder or business owner, there can be few potentially more important investments than a fire alarm, smoke alarm, or carbon monoxide alarm. Tragedy is a thing we don’t like to think about too often, but we should at least prevent it when it’s within our power!
In running a business premises you obviously take on responsibility for the wellbeing of your staff and your customers. Lyco can assist you in that endeavour, as we stock a variety of battery or mains-powered alarms designed to give early indication of a fire.
We can divide our wide range of smoke alarms into two types: those that run solely off batteries and those that are mains powered with battery back-up. In recent years it’s been a legal obligation in property lettings to install a mains-powered smoke alarm on each level of a building, while properties constructed between 1992 and 2007 were obliged to install at least a maintained battery-operated alarm on every floor.
Mains-powered alarms have the very obvious advantage of requiring less maintenance, although the battery should nonetheless be periodically checked to legislate for the possible loss of mains power in the event of a fire. Luckily, many mains-powered alarms will automatically let you know if the battery is running low.
For the purposes of many of us, regardless of whether an alarm is primarily mains or battery operated, the important thing is just to have one installed and to periodically check it. Battery operated alarms tend to have an easy testing button for just that purpose.
Some buildings are more at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning than others, but with it being a silent killer you should at least assess the potential threat. Normally you’ll be able to find an alarm that incorporates a carbon monoxide warning amongst our stock. Some of the common causes of CO poisoning might include gas or kerosene space heaters, boilers, gas cooking stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, gas or wood-burning fireplaces, or charcoal grills.
Please do browse our varied selection of alarms, and if you have any doubts whatsoever about their functionality or suitability, get in touch with us here at Lyco for the right advice. We’re always keen that you end up with the right product, and are glad to assist.