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John WilsonJohn Wilson
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  • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

I’ve run into problems with these alarms not being properly activated by the installing electrician. It was actually brought to my attention from one of my Landlords after having issues with one of his buildings. Speaking specifically about the Kidde brand (not sure the exact model), they need to first be connected to the 120 power source and then the safety seal pulled to activate the backup battery. If the safety seal is pulled before the 120 power, they don’t synchronise properly resulting in nuisance alarms.