By September 10, 2018 Read More →

Aico alarms connected to council warden call systems for max safety

Warden call systems connected to Aico mains powered Multi-Sensor, Heat and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms, are maximising safety for sheltered housing residents in South Cambridgeshire.

South Cambridgeshire District Council is upgrading its 1400 sheltered housing properties with new warden call systems connected to Aico mains powered Multi-Sensor, Heat and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms.

As the South Cambridgeshire Council was already planning to replace the existing hard wired Warden Call systems in its sheltered housing, it decided to also upgrade the Smoke and CO Alarms. And Aico was able to offer a bespoke solution to wirelessly connect its alarms to the new Warden Call systems using its Ei414 Fire/CO Alarm Interface.

This solution provides maximum tenant safety and convenience, as Eddie Spicer, M & E Surveyor for South Cambridgeshire District Council, explains: “The integration ensures that there is
one system in each property, reducing costs and maintenance visits. We have two providers of call systems and one of them has expressed great interest in the system we are using as they have
not seen it used on their equipment previously.”

The Ei414 Interface can also be used to interconnect Aico Alarms to Sprinkler and Part 1 Fire detection systems.

The new Smoke Alarm systems are being installed to Category LD2, with a Heat Alarm in the kitchen, a Multi-Sensor in all circulation spaces and entrance halls and CO Alarms in properties that are not fully electric. Properties and tenants that need extended protection from risk will see their alarm systems extended to include additional rooms for added safety.

Eddie was impressed with Aico’s award winning AudioLINK data extraction technology, which is built into the Multi-Sensor and CO Alarms. AudioLINK enables real time data to be extracted from each alarm using its sounder directly to a smartphone or tablet via a free App to create an Alarm Status Report. The Report displays useful information about the alarm, such as alarm sensors status, number of times tested and removed and any alarm activations.

Eddie adds: “The service provided by Aico is impeccable. The stock provision and minimal failure rate has ensured that this project is running smoothly and to time. We have also integrated an online monitoring trial into the project and the ongoing support from Aico has been really useful and has made the system work for us.”

South Cambridgeshire District Council is a long standing Aico customer and uses Aico alarms across its 5700 housing stock.

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