Type to search

Fire Protection & Prevention Safety & Security

Simple smoke alarm control from Aico – unique radiolink alarm controller


Aico: one of the UK’s market leaders in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has launched an innovative new wireless Controller for its RadioLINK Professional alarms. RadioLINK allows Smoke, Heat and CO alarms to be interconnected using Radio Frequency (RF) signals, eliminating the need for interconnection wiring.

As with previous Aico Alarm Control Switches, the new Ei450 Controller allows residents to simply test and silence all the alarms on the system and quickly identify and locate the exact unit which has triggered the system (visually identifying if the source is a fire or CO leak), all from one convenient location.

With best practice supporting larger alarm systems, more frequently with CO alarms, improved control functions are vital to ensure the system is simple for residents to use. The new Controller has a single button for ease of use, guiding you through the actions to take in the correct order; for example, if the alarms are in normal standby state, pressing the Controller will Test the system. If the alarms are sounding, pressing the Controller will firstly locate the source of the alarm; pressing it again will silence the system.

Powered by a built-in ten year Lithium battery, the Ei450 Controller communicates with alarms using RF signals. This means that there is no wiring whatsoever, enabling it to be installed with minimum expense and disruption.

The Controller has a unique advanced memory feature that can be used to check if an alarm has triggered when the occupant has been away from the property. Ideal for troubleshooting and exceptionally easy to use, simply access the ‘Engineering Mode’ of the Controller; if an alarm has been triggered the Memory section of the Controller’s button on the front will flash and the Fire or CO indicator will light accordingly. Pressing the button will then identify the exact alarm that has previously triggered the system.

The Controller also comes with a House Coding indication feature to assist with installation. As devices on a RadioLINK system need to ‘learn’ each other’s unique serial numbers in order to communicate, they are placed into ‘House Code’ mode during installation. The Controller will flash to indicate the number of alarms the Controller is coded with – a useful check for the installer.

The Ei450 Controller is stylish and sleek in design, making it suitable for an exceptionally wide range of properties, both modern and traditional. It has been designed for use with Aico’s Ei2110 Multi-Sensor, 160RC Series and 140RC Series alarms when fitted to RadioLINK bases, plus its 200 Series and Ei262 RadioLINK CO alarms.

Aico is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics and is the first name in residential fire protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet UK standards and regulations. For more information, please visit www.aico.co.uk.



Next Article