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Battery Interlinked Smoke Alarms

Updated: Jun 13

Rental properties no longer only need to have fixed (hard wired) smoke / heat alarms. They can now have battery interlinked ones also which can be fitted by the landlord taking the need away from paying electrical contractor fees.


How many alarms are required to meet the standards in Scotland?

One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes

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

One heat alarm installed in every kitchen

All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked. There is also a requirement for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires (including open fires), heaters and stoves) or a flue.


The above information can be found on the gov.scot website https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/

Fire Angel website detailing legislation in Scotland regarding smoke alarms https://www.fireangel.co.uk/scotland


We hope you find this information useful.

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