Fire Alarms for the Home (Single Private Dwelling)

For those who want a fire alarm in their home, we can do it .  This page outlines the options but like all our systems, it will be individually designed for your precise needs.

Fire Alarms for Domestic/Residential Properties

The requirements for domestic fire alarms (the latest CFOA policy refers to private houses as single private dwellings) are less strictly governed than commercial properties.  For example, it is not obligatory to have a fire alarm in a single private dwelling or even to follow BS5839 Part 6:2013 the part of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that refers to domestic properties.

Most people will be satisfied with self-fit stand-alone battery operated smoke detectors, but one should be mindful that these should be checked regularly to ensure that the battery is working correctly.

An option is to have smoke detectors hard wired into a Honeywell Galaxy intruder alarm system but if smoke (or heat, in the case of a rate-of-rise heat detector) is detected, the Galaxy system will give the same audible warning as intruder alarm activation because the wires are not protected in the same way that they would be with a dedicated fire alarm.  This could cause confusion; you might think you are being burgled when in fact, the house is on fire – or vice versa.

The best option to protect your home and family from fire is to install a dedicated automatic fire alarm system (AFAS).  In some cases, this may be a requirement of your insurance policy or requested by Building Control inspector or a Fire Officer, following a visit during building works.

CIA’s fire alarms for residential properties are installed to BS 5839 Part 6:2013

Below is a table containing minimum grade and category of fire detection and fire alarm system for protection of life in typical dwellings, these tables should only be used for guidance and in no way replace the need to seek professional advice.

We cover the most of the South including Berkshire (Berks), Dorset, East Sussex, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire (Wilts), and of course the county where we are based, Hampshire (Hants).

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  • Mr & Mrs Hxxx Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    The service has always been excellent.

  • Alan Sharman Hindhead, Surrey

    The transition of ownership of the company was seamless for customers with commitments and prices maintained.

  • Mrs ****** Chichester, West Sussex

    Recommended by a family member so have not had anyone else to quote.  Hard reputation to follow!

  • Ms J Sxxxx Portchester, Hampshire

    Any problems were sorted out. Very helpful, friendly technician who didn’t complain when my toddler wanted to help.

  • Miss B********** Hedge End, Southampton

    The engineer is always polite and cheerful and takes care inside my house.  It is lovely to see the same engineer year after year.

  • Mrs S******** Fareham, Hampshire

    Always very helpful and obliging.  Always feel that things said will happen.

  • Dr xxxxx Hampshire

    Your staff are always pleasant, helpful and informative.  It is also nice to have the same person every time to do the service.

  • Mr L********* Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    CIA are easy to contact and their staff are helpful.

  • Mrs Bell Camberley, Surrey

    Had CIA at previous address and were so impressed with the level of service, we had one installed at our new address!

  • Mr R Cecil Waterlooville, Hampshire

    Appointment change was easy – Engineer was very helpful – Good Service

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