Domestic alarms

With our impressive smoke and heat tunnel capabilities, we can offer full compliance testing for CE and Kitemark schemes against the required standards for smoke and heat detectors.

UK Fire and rescue services recommend that homes are fitted with a smoke detector with a BSI Kitemark. You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire at home if you haven't got a smoke alarm. A smoke alarm is the easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you precious time to escape. Look for the BSI Kitemark on these products to give you peace of mind.

Here are some of the main standards we test and certify against in this product range:

Smoke Alarms

ISO 12239 
Smoke alarms using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

BS EN 14604:2005 
Smoke alarms devices

BS 5446-3:2003 
Specification for smoke alarms kits for deaf and hard of hearing people

Heat Alarms

BS 5446-2:2003 
Fire detection and alarm devices for dwellings. Specification for heat alarms

Carbon monoxide (CO) Alarms

BS EN 50291-1:2010 
Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises

BS EN 50291-2:2010 
Electrical apparatus for continuous operation in a fixed installation in recreational vehicles

Domestic combustible alarms

BS EN 50194-1 and 2:2009 
Electrical apparatus for the detection of combustible gases in domestic premises or recreational vehicles

We can also help you with:

In addition, to CE marking and BSI Kitemark schemes against the required standards for domestic alarms, BSI can offer full compliance testing against Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), and are also a Notified Body for the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).

BSI Kitemark certification schemes for these products will automatically qualify against CE marking compliance.

If there is a particular standard or specification for which you require a testing service not listed here, please contact us as we may be able to help.