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Domestic Smoke Alarms & Detectors

Domestic Smoke Alarms & Detectors

Domestic Smoke Alarms & Detectors

Domestic smoke alarms should be installed in all homes to ensure the safety of you and your family. At Alarm Traders Direct we offer a range of domestic smoke detectors from battery operated to hard wired mains detectors and alarms.


Shop from our range of domestic smoke detectors below where you will find everything you need.


Alternatively try battery operated or wireless smoke alarms.


Contact the technical support team for any advice you may need when choosing your smoke alarm.

The Burning Truth About Fire
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GENERAL STATISTICS

In 2012-13 the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Britain attended 192,600 fires. More than one third of Britain’s fires occurred in dwellings without fire alarms installed

Smoking materials are the biggest cause of death in dwelling fire while cooking appliances are the reason for more than 50% of dwelling fires

No smoke alarms were present in 31% (12,800) of dwelling fires and 19% had ill-fitted and dead battery operated smoke alarms

50% of people ages 65 and over are twice as likely to die in a fire

Almost one third of deaths caused by fires were due to no smoke alarms being present

Cause of Death

The most common cause of death in 2012-13 causing 120 deaths was due to being overcome by gas, smoke and other toxic fumes. Burns closely followed with 105 deaths caused by severe burns and 65 deaths were caused to a combination of both.

CAUSE OF FIRE DEATHS, GREAT BRITAIN, 2012/13

  • Overcome by gas, smoke or toxic fumes; asphyxiation 34%
  • Burns 30%
  • Combination of burns and overcome by gas smoke 19%
  • Unspecified 10%
  • Other 9%

Fatality Rates by Age and Gender

Men have a higher risk of fire related deaths with a significant number of fire fatalities being male. Below shows a steady decline in fire related deaths, however simply having a working fire alarm installed correctly would help improve these statistics in the future

Cause of Fire

CAUSE OF FIRE DEATHS, GREAT BRITAIN, 2012/13

  • Cooking appliances 52%
  • Electrical distribution 12%
  • Other electrical appliances 12%
  • Other 12%
  • Smokers’ materials 6%
  • Space heating appliances 4%
  • Un-specified 2%

The Proof

FIRES IN DWELLINGS BY SMOKE ALARM PRESENCE AND OPERATION, GREAT BRITAIN, 2012-2013

  • Present, Operate and Raised Alarm 39%
  • No Alarm Present 31%
  • Present But Did Not Operate 19%
  • Present, Operated But Did Not Raise Alarm 11%

 

FIRE PREVENTION

  • Use smoke alarms
  • Test and change batteries regularly
  • Avoid fitting alarms where steam and smoke can set them off by accident, set them in the middle of the ceilings, landings and hallways so they can be heard easily
  • Replace alarms after 10 years and check regularly for faults
  • Keep a fire blanket in the kitchen
  • Double check cookers & devices are switched off and unplugged
  • Keep electrical devices away from water
  • Use correct fuses in plugs
  • Check for British and European safety markingth
  • Check your furniture is fire resistant
  • Secure portable heaters to ensure stability, keep clear of curtains, furniture and cloths