AICO Launches New Technology For Its Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Published: Monday, 20 April 2015 09:05
Renowned for its innovation Aico is pleased to announce the launch of AudioLINK™, a revolutionary new data extraction technology integrated into all of its Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms.
AudioLINK allows for invaluable real time data to be extracted via the Alarm’s sounder - all you need is an AudioLINK enabled CO Alarm, a tablet or smartphone and most importantly the free AudioLINK App. This data is converted into an Alarm Status Report, which is simple to review and store.
The Report is created for the life of the Alarm, and is colour coded to identify the urgency of any issue. The Report displays useful information about the Alarm, such as battery life, alarm sensor status, number of times tested and removed; and detection levels of CO, including background CO, with details of when it occurred - all in a simple format. As the information is generated in real time, should there be an issue then it can be dealt with there and then.
Additional information about each section can be obtained simply by tapping onto the desired area on the tablet or smartphone – this will then provide more detailed guidance to the user. The Report can accommodate additional information such as a site reference number, address or location before being forwarded via email or to be stored in a key location for future reference.
Data is stored for the life of the Alarm and can be extracted as many times as required, enabling historic information to be retained. As such, AudioLINK is proving extremely popular with social landlords as it improves the level of protection their tenants will receive whilst being more time, budget and resource efficient. The Reports provide physical records of CO levels in the properties they manage. It can be used as part of the property checks prior to changing over to new tenants, contributes towards the annual Gas Safety Checks (CP12) and generates real time information should CO leaks be detected or the safety of a fuel burning appliance reported.
Landlords in the private sector are also expected to welcome this new technology following the recent announcement of changes to legislation which will require private sector landlords to install working Smoke and CO Alarms in their properties in England. AudioLINK provides a quick and simple way to test the CO Alarm prior to tenants moving in.
AudioLINK has been installed as standard into Aico’s Ei208 Lithium battery powered CO Alarm range and Ei261 and Ei262 mains powered CO Alarms. The Alarms all feature a proven CO sensor which is pre-calibrated and tested in real CO gas to ensure accuracy and attains the British Standard for CO detection in residential dwellings - BS EN 50291-1:2010 or BS EN 50291-2:2010. To clearly identify the new AudioLINK featured Alarms, alarm units will carry a readily identifiable AudioLINK symbol.
Aico and Ei Electronics have worked with local authorities and housing association across the UK to develop AudioLINK and believe that this innovation will benefit both tenants and housing providers. With this in mind the price of Aico’s CO Alarms will stay the same and the AudioLINK App will be free to ensure everyone gets the protection they deserve.
Also, if that wasn’t enough all Aico CO Alarms now come with a 10 Year Life proving the best value protection.
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.