Why have a Battery in my burglar alarm

I am often asked “Why do I need my Burlar alarm serviced every year? I had a new battery fitted * years ago ?

Let me explain !! Your alarm system be it Burglar or Fire alarm has a back up battery fitted so that in the event if mains power loss the the Burglar alarm and or Fire alarm will still function and protect your home.

The standy capacity of the back up battery will deteriorate over time depending on the capacity of the battery 2.3 AH, 3.6AH, 7 AH, 18 AH

The capacity of the battery diminishes over time, also the enviroment where the battery is installed (Hot Areas) Roof space (in the summer) Airing Cupboards.

When servicing the alarm system the battery will be checked by the engineer and you will be advised on the condition of your battery and whether or not you should have it changed.


burglat alarm backup battery

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent killer

Are you Protected from the Silent killer?

Carbon monoxide

known as the silent killer, you cannot see it or smell it

AG Fire and Security – Kingsbridge and Salcombe based installer can install carbon monoxide detectors to protect lives of you and your family from this deadly killer!

Carbon monoxide detectors can be installed in minutes

Our detectors have a 10-year life Lithium battery and are wirelessly connected avoiding long installation times and upheavals caused by running cables, they can be intergraded with our wireless smoke and heat detectors to give you a safe home enviroment keeping your loved ones safe.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

When installing Carbon Monoxide alarms it’s important to note that there are different siting requirements

depending upon if the alarm is being installed in the room with the fuel-burning appliance or not.

In a room with the fuel burning appliance:

Alarms should be sited on the ceiling

Should be fitted between 1m–3m from all potential sources of Carbon Monoxide

Sited 300m from walls and light fittings – this is to ensure that they are outside of any ‘dead air’ spaces that occur in corners and spaces where the airflow may be blocked

If the fuel burning appliance is in a confined space, for example a boiler room then the alarm should be sited on the ceiling just outside the room


Carbon Monoxide Detector Siting

Texecom Premier Elite LCDLP-W

Introducing The New Texecom Wireless LCD Keypad

Texecom Premier Elite LCDLP-WNow available for installation by Devon based AG Fire and Security is the remarkable new wireless keypad from Texecom, featuring Ricochet Mesh Technology.

The new Premier Elite LCDLP-W wireless keypad is a fully functional, fully programmable with identical performance and capabilities of traditional wired Premier Elite keypads.

The new wireless keypad features Ricochet mesh technology, and a five-year battery life which completes the extensive options of the wire-free Premier Elite systems from Texecom.

Premier Elite LCDLP-W features include :

  • Wireless keypad with Ricochet mesh technology
  • Fully functional keypad which is not just a station for arming
  • Five-year battery life with typical usage (Four AA lithium batteries included)
  • Operation speed equal to equivalent wired keypads
  • Requires Premier Elite systems with V3.1 (or higher) wireless receivers
  • Integral proximity reader for use with Texecom RFID prox tags
  • EN50131-1, EN50131-3, EN50131-5-3, PD6662 Grade 2 Class II