Also replaceable batteries in battery-only alarms. (Wired alarms with
backup batteries are allowed I think.)I'm not a specialist in the field,
but it's why I wonder if the committee defining the regulations was
dominated by incumbent alarm manufactur...
You get a special mention in
good luck finding the "tolerable standards" document, which,
embarrassingly for the Scottish Government, appears to have been
The Scottish Government appears to have delegated this decision to a
committee, as far as anyone can tell, made up of fire alarm
manufacturers. The requirements that came back are standards that are
not considered necessary anywhere else in the world...
I think the requirement is for a kitchen sensor which is heat-only. The
writers of the standard could not understand that a unit could be smart
enough to tell the difference between burnt toast and a fire...Also they
don't think a system can be smart...