Smoke Alarm – Ionisation
The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) recommends you have an escape plan and identify escape routes out of every room in case of fire. The NZFS say you may only have one or two minutes from the sounding of the alarm to when your life is seriously threatened by fire or smoke.
Ionisation (ION) Smoke Alarm
• Responds quicker to fast flaming fires producing small smoke particles (eg. flaming wood, petrol).
• Sensitive to the ‘invisible’ particles produced by toasting, grilling or frying
• Susceptible to nuisance alarm when redecoration takes please
These should be located well away from the sources of such fumes or particles.
Flashing LED power indicator
• 9V battery
• Low battery indicator alarm
• Easy installation, with mounting hardware
• Photoelectric alarms are best for smoldering fires
• Ionisation alarms are best for detecting fast-burning fires
• A combination of both types is recommended