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The law in Scotland has changed and as of 1 February 2022 every home now needs to have interlinked fire alarms.

Being interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off. You may not always hear the alarm closest to the fire, especially if you’re somewhere else in the house. An interlinked system will alert you immediately and can help save lives.

If you're a homeowner, it's your responsibility to make sure your home meets the new fire alarms standard as soon as possible. If you are worried about what the new legislation means for your home insurance, please speak to your insurance company directly.

Every home must now have:

• 1 smoke alarm in the room you spend most of the day, usually your living room

• 1 smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings

• 1 heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked.

Get in touch if you require further information and what we can do for your home.

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