Fife Council Alarm Upgrade
Fife Council to upgrade all of its 32,000 properties with Aico 3000 Series Alarms.
10:20 16 January 2020
Fife Council, a proponent of going well beyond minimum requirements of fire safety and protection, has upgraded all of its 32,000 properties with Aico 3000 Series Alarms. An early adopter of technology, the council has been installing alarms to the LD2 category of protection for many years.
Jim Macdonald, Fife Council Compliance Manager, explains: “We have been installing alarms to LD2 for a number of years as the safety of our tenants is paramount. We take into account social and health issues when conducting risk assessments. We still have a number of smokers who continue to smoke in their bedrooms despite the health and safety warnings we are all familiar with. In these instances we go beyond LD2 by putting alarms in bedrooms; LD2 Plus, if you like!
“You can’t put a cost on someone’s life, but you can put a cost on the potential damage and the resulting costs and that cost can be over £1 million. That’s a direct cost to the Council. If we can avoid just one fire by fitting the best level of protection possible, we have actually saved money and, more importantly, protected lives. Using the 3000 Series alarms provides us with the best possible protection and helps us future proof our fire alarm systems.”