AJAX FireProtect Plus
Not the cheapest, but the best fire detection you can buy in the house. The AJAX FireProtect Plus offers everything you would expect from a good fire detector.
Fire detectors come in hundreds of different prices and qualities, but did you know that there are even smoke detectors on the market that don’t respond to smoke at all? Apparent safety… You think you are protected in your sleep, but nothing could be further from the truth. So when buying a smoke detector, don’t just pay attention to the price, but above all to the quality. It’s better to have one reliable smoke detector in your home than 4 that don’t work or work badly.
Lots of quality difference in smoke detectors
When buying a smoke detector, pay attention to the brand, the price, whether they are linkable and connected to your smartphone. Also find out what they all respond to, for example is it only smoke, or also temperature rise in a short period of time which may indicate a fire. And is there detection of carbon monoxide?
It’s also good to know what the battery life is, consequences if the battery is empty, if there is a backup battery, how loud the alarm signal sounds, if it’s easy to turn off in case of a false alarm and of course the life of the device itself. Not to mention the influence of dust on the detection quality and whether the smoke detector is easy to clean.
No, a smoke detector is not just a product that offers the same with every manufacturer. If you want to buy a reliable product, there are not so many choices or manufacturers left.
If you want more information about a good fire alarm system, read our blog: Requirements for a good smoke detector.
A feature of the AJAX FireProtect Plus further highlighted
Battery life: Smoke detectors usually run on batteries. Of course, if the power fails due to a fire, this is an ideal power source that always works, provided the battery is not depleted. This is where the big disadvantage with the cheaper smoke detectors lies. The battery is often a 9 volt cube, with only 200 mili ampere battery, which means they are fast and often empty. But that is not the only disadvantage. The smoke detector gives one loud beep every minute to indicate that the battery is empty. So if the battery is flat at night, you will probably wake up. And all this while a smoke detector should ensure a good, carefree night’s sleep.
The more expensive smoke detectors such as the AJAX FireProtect Plus do this better. In addition to using other batteries with more capacity, these smoke detectors also ensure that they can calculate when they are empty and therefore in need of another new battery. These smoke detectors determine before darkness whether there is still enough energy available to get through the night and therefore only give a message during the day that new batteries need to be installed. This way you will not be woken up during your sleep by annoying beeps.
AJAX FireProtect Plus not the cheapest, but the best.
We can honestly say that AJAX FireProtect Plus has all the features you would expect from a reliable smoke detector.
AJAX also has a cheaper alternative that warns you in case of a starting fire. If you do not need CO / carbon monoxide detection, the AJAX FireProtect is a good choice. It offers the same detection quality on smoke development and temperature, without the CO detection.
Both smoke detectors of the AJAX Alarm System have a built-in siren, and will always work, even if the complete system should fail for any reason. Even if the main battery is flat, a backup battery takes over.
The FireProtect Plus detects smoke using a camera with a photoelectric sensor. If no smoke is emitted, the additional detector registers the temperature rise in the room. An additional chemical element can detect carbon monoxide and sounds an alarm.
The FireProtect Plus can operate independently of the hub and reports a fire alarm with a built-in siren.
Installation and setup
Ready to use from the box: the battery is already installed, so there is no need to disassemble the detector. With just one click connected to the hub in the mobile application. It can be mounted on the SmartBracket in just a few minutes.