- Technical Data
- Quantity of smoke detectors
- Position of smoke detectors
- Operating and alarm signals
- Functionality Test
- Silence alarm
- Battery replacement
|Operating voltage||9V Battery|
|Detection principle||Tyndall effect|
|Frequency||868 MHz (SRD band Europe), 915 MHz (ISM band region 2)|
|Alarm display||Optical (Red LED and audible beep)|
|Operating temperature||-10°C … +60°C|
|Maximum humidity||93% RH|
|Maximum area of mounting||60m² at 6m high|
|Maximum air velocity||20 m/s|
|Dimensiions (H x Ø)||56 mm including base x 110 mm|
|Testing||According to EN 14604|
If you require building regulation sign-off the installation of smoke alarms need to also adhere to BS 5839-6:2004. This is referenced in the Fire Safety requirements outlined in The Building Regulations 2010; Position of heat and smoke alarms: 1.10-1.18.
As part of a retrofit, there are various considerations for the quantity and placement of smoke detectors. In such a project, although the above-mentioned regulations do not need to be met as part of existing buildings where material alterations are not being made – you may wish to refer to these, as good practice:
The following locations are not suitable for installation:
- Rooms where strong water vapor is generated under normal conditions. (eg kitchen, bath / WC)
- Near fireplaces and open fireplaces
- Rooms with temperatures lower than -10 ° C or higher than +60 ° C
- Near ventilation ducts
There is a smoke alarm in the circulation space within 7.5m of the door to every habitable room
Ceiling mounted and at least 300mm from walls and light fittings (unless, in the case of light fittings, there is test evidence to prove that the proximity of the light fitting will not adversely affect the efficiency of the detector)
It should be possible to reach the smoke alarms to carry out routine maintenance, such as testing and cleaning, easily and safely. For this reason smoke alarms should not be fixed over a stair or any other opening between floors
Avoid falses alarms
Smoke alarms should not be fixed next to or directly above heaters or air-conditioning outlets. They should not be fixed in bathrooms, showers, cooking areas or garages, or any other place where steam, condensation or fumes could give false alarms
The button for manual pairing of the device can be located here:
|Function / Bahaviour||Audible Signal||Red LED Signal|
|Normal Operation||No Sound||Flashed every 40 seconds|
|Alarm status||Loud beep at 0.5 second intervals||2 flashes every second|
|Fault/pollution||3 short beeps every 40 seconds||LED off|
|Low battery||One short beep every 40 seconds||Flashes every 40 seconds with beeps|
|Alarm silenced||No sound||Flashes every 10 seconds|
Alarm memory active, i.e. detector
has been triggered in the
last 24 hours
|No sound||Flashes every 43 seconds 3 times|
|Functionality test||Lauter Intervallton||2 flashes every second until test button pressed|
A smoke detector should be tested monthly and thoroughly checked at least once a year. Here are the following factors to consider:
Make sure that the grid on the Smoke Detector Air is free from any debris – such as dust or insects. It is important that should a fire occur, the smoke particulars can immediately be picked up by the device without any hindrance.
Is the Smoke Detector Air in an ideal position? Make sure that any obstacles, such as shelves or bulkheads, are at least 300mm away.
It is likely that over time, the way a room is used will change. For example, a study could become a bedroom if there is a new addition to the family – or vice versa once children leave home. Therefore, it can be important to consider if the use of the room has changed since the installation of the Smoke Detector Air and if this change has a bearing on the placement or quantity of detectors.
A Smoke Detector Air should be tested at least twice a year. To do this, first ensure that ‘Alarm Suppression’ has been started. Then, press the test button on the Smoke Detector Air until the alarm sounds. Once the alarm is triggered, check to see if the connected smartphone or tablet received a popup notification.
Perform a functionality test by pressing the test button:
(Successful functionality test) if you hear a beep – the detector works correctly!
No beep – the detector is not functional.
Checklist for safety & security devices
In case of accidental triggering, the alarm can be silenced by pressing the test button. After 10 minutes the detector will return to normal operation.
To replace the battery, remove the device from the ceiling and on the back of the Smoke Detector Air is a 9V battery installed these simply pop out and your replace and insert a new battery.
For reasons of energy efficiency, there is no permanent connection between Miniserver and Smoke Detector Air, which is why it is not possible to control the signal tone. The signal tone is triggered only by the smoke detector Air itself.