Sheffield City uses Aico Alarms for housing
Sheffield City Council has upgraded fire safety throughout its 1,134 sheltered housing properties using Aico’s Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm.
The aim is to ensure residents can live safely in their homes for many years to come, even if their health or mobility deteriorates. An additional 261 properties within three tower blocks will also benefit from the upgrade, following a fire risk assessment and advice from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
Aico’s Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm contains two sensor types, optical and heat, to constantly monitor smoke and heat levels, sending and receiving information via its intelligent detection software. This sensor information alters the alarm’s sensitivity and trigger points, automatically providing the best response to all fire types and reduces potential false alarms.
Steve Batty, electrical team manager, at Sheffield City Council, says: “The choice of detector depended on several issues including the speed of response needed to provide adequate warning; suitability for the environment; and the need to minimise false alarms. Being a Multi-Sensor it allows for better coverage where there is more than one type of fire risk by providing broader spectrum of fire detection.”