AICO’S AudioLINK Now Available On Apple Devices
- Published: Monday, 19 October 2015 08:23
Aico is pleased to announce that AudioLINK™, the revolutionary data extraction technology integrated into all of its Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms, is now available for Apple device users, following the launch of its new iOS App.
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 which converts the data into an Alarm Status Report. The AudioLINK App will now be accessible on iPhones and iPads and is free to download at App Store/iTunes by searching for ‘Aico AudioLINK’.
The AudioLINK Alarm Status Report, which is simple to review and store, 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 it can be dealt with then and there.
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.
Martyn Walley, National Technical Manager at Aico, says “We have already received positive feedback from our customers as to how useful AudioLINK has been, identifying CO leaks from appliances such as cookers and boilers. With the AudioLINK App now available on Apple devices, more people will be able to benefit from real time information from their CO alarms and make a difference to people’s quality of life.”
Landlords in the private sector will also find this new technology useful following the recent announcement of changes to legislation which may 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 and keep a record to demonstrate the alarm is in working order, which is also part of the new legislation.
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.