advice on what smoke alarms brands are long-lasting

One of my smoke alarms is on its last legs. I am aiming to buy a new one very soon. Since my current alarm only lasted a couple of years, I'd like to know what types of brands of smoke alarms I should consider for a long-lasting alarm?

Asked by Beverley on 19th Aug 2020
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"Have you tried the local fire station they have a fire prevention team that will be able to help you further and as far as I’m aware they are a free service"
Answered on 19th Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Go to this is a company started by ex firefighters, they know everything about smoke/fire alarms."
Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"The best smoke alarm that will last a long time is if you have one that is powered from your fuse box"
Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Get in touch with your local fire bibbies and they will supply and fit for free"
Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Aico EI141RC ionisation smoke alarm

I don’t use anything else"
Answered on 15th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"I’m sure if you contact you local fire men they will fit them free of charge"
Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Please contact your local fire station. As mentioned by previous reply they offer FREE installation of smoke alarms.


Maintenance Man NE"
Answered on 23rd Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"Try Nest smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm. Select from wired or wireless one which lasted for ten years. It alerts you as well via smartphone once smoke or CO detected. A bit pricey but product you can depend on."
Answered on 20th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Hi, fire angel is quite good I've had mine installed for a few years and if you install the NINE volt Lithium batteries they should last TEN years (that's the batteries) but as I said earlier mine have been up for a few years now, no problems.
Birch Property Maintenance"
Answered on 28th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
"Smoke alarms should be mains fitted and will last a long time as they don't run on battery but have a battery for backup should the power ever go. A couple of years seems a bit short but Fire angel is a very good make that I've had no complaints for and last a long time (5± years)."
Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
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