Statistics have shown that up to fourteen per cent of people are unable to hear a conventional smoke alarm in the event of a fire. A different approach to fire protection is required to increase safety for this large vulnerable group of people.
Aico's range of alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired are the only units currently available from an experienced smoke alarm manufacturer. They are also available with RadioLINK for ease of installation.
Alarms for users with impaired or no hearing operate in such a way that in addition to the conventional audible warning, when triggered, the alarm will emit a high intensity strobe light with the option to add a vibrating pad to be located beneath a sleepers pillow or chair cushion which will alert them of danger in the event of fire.
These systems can be used with both optical and ionisation alarms using the very latest detection technology.
It is possible to interconnect numerous other alarms which will then provide protection for an entire building.
It is also possible to connect auxiliary items to the system such as an alarm clock or additional vibrating pads.
To read more about alarms and safety devices for people with impaired hearing or total hearing loss please use this link for information from Action on Hearing Loss