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With recent research proving they prevent false alarms and an increase in product choice – the number of multi-sensors being installed and requiring testing has risen significantly in the last two years.
So, how should multi-sensors be tested?
Testifire is the easiest and most productive way to achieve compliant testing in line with codes and standards.
With the increased use of multi-sensor detectors, British Standards have responded with an update to BS:5839-1 which spells out how multi-sensors should be tested:
WHERE THE DETECTOR OR SYSTEM DESIGN PERMITS, EACH SENSOR ON WHICH A FIRE DETECTION DECISION DEPENDS (E.G. SMOKE, HEAT, CO) SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY TESTED INDIVIDUALLY. BS:5839-1:2017
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