A first for Lewes and Aico
Lewes District Council is the first local authority in the country to use Aico’s new Ei2110 Multi-Sensor mains powered fire alarm.
The Ei2110 was recommended by Aico as an ideal way to reduce false alarms and a quality alternative to the battery alarms currently installed. Adrian Woolridge, housing contracts manager at Lewes District Council explains: “There has been a history of tenants not replacing the batteries. This is a national problem which is well recognised. We wanted the best options available for our tenants and chose the mains powered route.”
A mains powered alarm, the Ei2110 has the added benefit of built-in, tamper- proof rechargeable Lithium cells as back-up. But the real key to the Ei2110 is its two separate sensing technologies – Optical and Heat. As such, the unit is capable of monitoring two very different byproducts of a fire (smoke and heat) so its response to all fire types is significantly improved when compared with traditional single sensor type units. It also makes it less vulnerable to false alarms.
Two Ei2110 Multi-Sensors are being installed by Lewes District Council in each property as part of an overall re-wiring programme to provide homes suitable for the next 30 years or more.