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New Aico iPhone App for Contractors

New Aico iPhone App for Contractors

The new iPhone App is an ideal memory refresher when on-site and is easy to use, with direct links from the contents page to the relevant sections, an email enquiry facility so you can contact Aico directly and a link to Aico’s new website.

The Handyfacts App also covers which alarm types to use in different areas of a property, explains siting requirements with clear diagrams and also gives details on wiring and accessories. Additionally, it shows the options that are available when it comes to alarm interconnection, including both hard-wiring and Aico’s own RadioLINK Professional system which uses Radio Frequency signals to link alarms. RadioLINK Professional has the advantage that it requires far less cabling than a hard-wired system and so reduces the installation time, cost and disruption.

Commenting on the company’s first App, Michael Wright, Product Manager at Aico, states: Aico has always been highly regarded for the quality of its support material, providing advice on best practice for installation or specification led issues. Traditionally this information has been imparted in print, but with more contractors now using electronic mediums to source information than ever before, we have committed to offering customers a real choice in how they access information. This has led to a new website with some clever, yet easy to use, tools such as a specification selector, as well as the new iPhone App. In the first two days alone we had 100 downloads of the App, which is very encouraging and shows there is a genuine demand out there. We’ve designed our App to be a useful tool for anyone involved in installing fire or CO alarms and we hope it will remind people on site of best practice.”

The new Handyfacts Apps is available from the iTunes store free of charge – just search for ‘Handyfacts’.

For contractors wanting even more detail Aico recommends its Electrical Contractors Handybook which expands on all the topics covered in the Handyfacts.

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A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is the first name in residential fire protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Europe specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information, please go to