Aico 140 Series alarms now with added control

The 140RC Series, as it has now been updated to, retains all the features and quality design and build that made it one of Aico’s best selling cost effective ranges, but with the opportunity for contractors to add Alarm Control Switches to a system.

With best practice supporting larger alarm systems comprising three, four or more smoke and heat alarms interconnected, more frequently also with CO alarms, improved control functions are vital to ensure the system is easy for residents to use. Aico offers a range of simple to use wall mounted alarm control switches to allow residents to test and silence all alarms, as well as locate the exact alarm that has triggered the system. In the case of a mixed fire and CO system, the locate feature is vital if the resident is to take the correct course of action, i.e. turn off appliances, ventilate the property and call a registered engineer if it is a CO leak or leave the property immediately if it is a fire and call emergency services.

Neil Perdell, national technical manager at Aico, explains this latest development, ‘Our alarm control switches were originally designed for use with Aico’s 160RC Series mains powered alarms, which feature 10 year rechargeable Lithium cell back up. We have received such positive feedback and demand for these switches that contractors wanted to be able to add the same level of control to 140 Series systems. We are now pleased to be able to do so, enabling all 140RC alarms to work fully with the complete range of mains powered and RadioLINK wireless interconnection control switches.

Built to the same exacting standards as all Aico products, the 140RC Series comprises optical, ionisation and heat alarms which come with Alkaline battery back up, an easi-fit base, built in test/hush button and five year guarantee.

140RC mains powered smoke and heat alarms can also be wirelessly interconnected by installing on Ei168RC RadioLINK bases. This means that all the alarms on the system communicate with each other by radio frequency (RF) signals, saving time and money over traditional hard wired systems.

Aico is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet UK standards and regulations. For more information, please visit

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