by Will Mason
Welcome to the very first info video from Aico. During this video, we'll be taking a closer look at RadioLINK, finding out more about what it is and how it works. So let's tell you a bit about it. All alarms in a house need to be interconnected or linked together. But why is this? It's so if one alarm sounds, they all sound and the alarm can be heard everywhere.
You can interconnect by hard wiring, running cables between all the alarms but this can result in extra time, mess, and disruption due to taking up carpets, lifting floor boards and getting cables between floors. Using RadioLINK gives you an easier installation. It uses RF signals to link the alarms together. All you need is a RadioLINK base under each alarm in the system. Simply connect each RadioLINK base to the closest permanent mains feed. This is usually the lighting circuit. If an alarm is triggered, it sends out a RadioLINK signal and all alarms sound.
However, there are many different types of RF system so it's important you choose the right one. The three main types are: Mesh, simple, and master and slave systems. RadioLINK uses a mesh system in which RF signals are repeated by all the alarms. This gives multiple possible RF signal paths between the alarms. If there's an obstruction RF signals are repeated around it, making it fully reliable.
With a simple RF system there are no repeated RF signals. So if there is an obstruction, not all the alarms will sound.
With master and slave RF systems, only the master repeats the RF signals, so if the signal doesn't get to the master, none of the other alarms will sound.
If an RF system is blocked, it could cost a life, so make sure you choose RadioLINK. It's reliable, proven, and will save you time and mess on your installations.
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