New fire alarm regulations and telecare

Information for telecare customers on how changes to fire alarm regulations may affect you.

By February 2022, every home in Scotland needs to have interlinked smoke and heat alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm if the home has a boiler, fire, heater or flue.

As a telecare/community alarm service user, you may have one or more smoke/heat alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm provided by Falkirk’s telecare/community alarm service.

These telecare smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms connect to a call centre to check on your wellbeing, an interlinked smoke and heat alarm connects to each other, ensuring when one goes off, they all go off.

Interlinked smoke and heat alarms are required to be installed in addition to any telecare smoke/heat alarms to help keep you safe.

If you have fitted interlinked smoke and heat alarms, please do not remove your telecare smoke/heat alarms.

Further information

Information about interlinked heat and smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms is included in the below leaflet. Further details are also available on the website.

If you have any questions about your telecare equipment, please contact your community alarm/telecare service by pressing your pendant/ bracelet alarm or pressing the button on your telecare/community alarm unit.