Meet the new Kidde long life smoke alarm, the perfect accompaniment to the Honey long life CO alarm –
A couple of months ago I wrote about the new Honeywell CO alarm range with a 10 year battery, life and warranty.
Well now you can compliment that offering to your customers with thye new long file Kidde Smoke alarms.
For your customers –
Both types of alarms can be installed, wire free, with minimal fuse and time but most importantly both products now have the same guaranteed lifespan meaning only one date to remember.
For you –
Easy addition for rental property owners who want to make sure their obligations are covered before the new, proposed law comes into effect. Easier for you with just one call to site and you can offer a solution to their concerns in one package. Combine it with the next Gas Safety inspection and give your customers full peace of mind.
Key Features of the Kidde Alarm (model 10Y29) –
The Kidde (10Y29) smoke alarm has lithium (non-replaceable, sealed in) batteries for 10-year long life continuous protection. This alarm includes a HUSH control feature that allows nuisance alarms (such as those caused by cooking or steam) to be temporarily silenced.
The lithium batteries will last the full 10 year life of the alarm. There is no need for the user to ever replace the batteries. The alarm is activated when it is attached to the bracket and will continue to operate for 10 years.
Tamper Resist Feature
This alarm has an optional tamper resist feature that can be activated by the homeowner or installer to prevent removal of the alarm from the bracket, therefore ensuring continuous protection.
Helping the end-user
This alarm has been designed to be easy to fit and install, as well as being easy to use. Its large test button is suitable for the visually impaired. The alarm can also be installed with sticky pads, tested and approved by VDS.
Kidde’s ‘Ramp-Up Horn’ allows the sound emitted during the test sequence to be reduced and therefore at a more acceptable volume for the user.
As well as giving an audible end-of-life signal, this alarm gives a visual signal (flashing LED) for a period of 30 days before the alarm reaches its end-of-life. This gives the homeowner sufficient notice that the alarm is about to reach end-of-life before it is actually no longer functional.
Full technical specifications –
|Sealed in Battery
|Photoelectric Sensing Technology
|0 to 40 C
|Up to 93% relative humidity (RH) non-condensing
|Red LED’s (flashes sequences indicate normal, alarm or hush conditions)
|Alarm Sound Output
|85 decibels at 3m distance
|Audible and Visual signals
|Test / Reset Feature
|Yes – prevents small insects from entering the alarm and affecting the
|Yes – Allows test sequence to be carried out at less than the full 85db
|Certified by BSI to EN14604: 2005 / VDS Q Certification * / CE certified
|Wall or Ceiling mount options (bracket included)
|108mm x 108mm x 55mm (in packaging)
104mm x 104mm x 42mm (out of packaging)
|176g (packaged weight)
128g (out of packaging)
|Life of Alarm
|10-year alarm life
|End of Life Notification
|Yes – audible and visual signal after 10-years
|Individually packaged in cartons
Technical Info – Kidde Long Life Smoke Alarm Technical Sheet (707 downloads )