Golden Gates Housing Specifies AICO Multi Sensor
- Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 14:03
Golden Gates Housing, in Warrington, a registered provider of social housing, has chosen to install Aico’s unique Multi-Sensor mains powered fire alarms as standard across its entire housing stock of 8658 properties.
Golden Gates Housing has been specifying Aico smoke alarms exclusively for many years. As part of its ten year alarm replacement cycle, the organisation undertook a review of the alarms they had already installed. They used quality and value for money to help determine the decision to switch to Aico’s Multi-Sensor as the alarm of choice, because it is strong on both measures.
Not all fires are the same; some give off lots of heat but not much smoke, while others produce lots of smoke but little heat. The Ei2110 Multi-Sensor contains two separate sensing technologies – Optical and Heat. Working together they can detect all fire types, providing the best response to a fire and monitor the levels of smoke and heat intelligently, which results in less false alarms. False alarms are further reduced through the Multi-Sensor’s dust compensation mechanism. Dust can interfere with an optical sensor, but the Multi-Sensor recalibrates the alarm trigger point preventing false alarms. By reducing these false alarms, it reduces the costs associated with maintenance call outs.
The Multi-Sensor will replace the existing smoke alarms at Golden Gates Housing Trust as they reach the end of their natural life as part of an ongoing programme, and additional alarms will be added where extra coverage is appropriate.
Mark Murphy, Facilities and M&E Technical Manager at Golden Gates Housing Trust, has not only been impressed with Aico’s innovative and reliable product offering but also with the company itself: “Aico offers a first class service – products are always reliable and they are some of the most innovative in the market. Aico’s supporting publications are also strong and relevant, as is technical support. Aico is always happy to provide support on installation, including ensuring the product is installed correctly. They back their product range 100%.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is a market leader in residential fire and CO protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Ireland specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. 2015 sees Aico’s 25th anniversary. With more mains powered domestic smoke alarms installed in the UK’s social housing than any other manufacturer, Aico is tried, tested and trusted. Aico has a dedicated team of Regional Managers to support specifications and supply of products. Aico also offers technical support over the phone and an internal sales team to help with any enquiries.