Do you know what a heat alarm is? It was only recently that I realised what the differences are between a smoke and heat alarm, after being introduced to it by the people at X-Sense, who make this wireless interlinked heat alarm.
I am not an expert on safety but can give you a quick story of what not to do. When we lived in our London flat, we made the huge mistake of installing a smoke alarm directly above the cooker. It rang every time we tried to cook something and we ended up removing the batteries to stop the misery! Luckily, it was not a costly mistake.
Everyone should be familiar with what a smoke alarm does – it detects smoke and it should be fitted in every room where a fire might start. Do read up on our review of the X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm that communicates with each other when there is an event. However, a heat alarm goes off when the room reaches a certain temperature and they are suitable for rooms, like the kitchen, bathroom or furnace room. Hence smoke and heat alarms are both equally important and can save lives.
This heat alarm comes in a housing that is made from flame-retardant high-temperature-resistant ABS material. A long-life lithium battery is included, as well as two screws, two wall plugs, a mounting bracket and instructions. The heat alarm is sealed and arrives with it switched off. It is battery-operated with an estimated 10 years of use but once the batteries are depleted (beeps once and red LED indicator flashes every 60 seconds), the unit will be useless. This heat alarm suits us since it’s not wired, it does not need to be installed by a qualified electrician. It has an 85 dB alarm, complies with Scottish Law and conforms to BS EN 5446.
This model is designed to be wirelessly interlinked with other X-Sense alarms: wireless interlinked smoke alarms, wireless interlinked heat alarms, wireless interlinked carbon monoxide alarms, and wireless interlinked combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The pairing button is located at the back of the alarm and took me a while to link them. Up to 24 X-Sense wireless interlinked alarms can be linked in one home. For your information, it does not interlink with the wifi smoke alarm that is controlled via the X-Sense app.
This heat alarm is very easy to install – use the bracket to mark the holes for drilling, after drilling, insert the wall plugs and place the bracket and screws in. If you prefer sticking on the alarm, simply use a good quality adhesive pad, which is not provided. Personally, I favour screwing it to the ceiling for more reassurance of it staying on.
Before you install the alarm onto the bracket, turn on the battery and pair it up with other X-Sense wireless interlinked alarms beforehand. It is best to install it on the ceiling in the centre of the room, and away from corners. It can be installed on the wall and it should have at least 10 to 30 cm below the ceiling. It is best to avoid installing in a room that will fall below -28.9°C or above 37.8°C, near ceiling fans, in front of forced air ducts for heating and air conditioning systems, or near fluorescent lighting.
Overall this heat alarm is so easy to install and set up. It works as you would expect it to. X-Sense heat alarms are available to buy via Amazon. They are currently offering 10% off by using this code: D8RGR8RI, which ends on 31st March 2023 at 23:59 BST.
Now X-Sense is giving this wireless interlinked heat alarm worth £25.99 to one of my followers! So good luck and enter through Gleam! Also, remember to check out the rest of my giveaways!
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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.