BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
Easy to fit
I have fitted these alarms in several rented houses, easy to fit and good all round years.
This is a very tight fitting and easy to remove and change battery
5 Jul 2015
Poor installation design
This alarm looks neat but the cable and plug for installation are badly designed.
Firstly the plug is huge so you will have to cut a 32mm hole through your ceiling. Secondly the cable is far too short so even with a junction box directly above it is difficult/impossible to later remove the alarm from below to replace the backup battery. You can get a surface mount box to effectively turn the base into a ceiling rose but this is very ugly.
Instead we got the 700 series which includes a proper base for mains installation requiring a hole in the ceiling only for the cable(s). This also looks way better than a surface mount box and is lower profile. In addition the 700 series has a push fit mechanism for the alarm into the base which is also easier to use.
3 Jul 2015
ok smoke alarm
BOUGHT THESE TWO ALARMS (BRK670MBX) TO REPLACE THE OBSOLETE BRK86 RACE! ,I FOUND THIS ALARM VERY EASY TO FIT ,NEEDED NO ALTERATION TO WIRING JUST SCREW WIRE IN TO CHOC BLOCKS. BEEN FITTED FOR A SHORT TIME NOW WITH NO FALSE ALARMS,- WORKING PERFECT EVEN WITH OUR LOG BURNER.VERY LOW PRICE BUT VERY HIGH QUALITY PIECE OF KIT,SO DON,T MISS OUT.
8 Jun 2015
Essential item for safety
Bought 2 of these to replace the 2 in the house that were nearing the end of their lifespan.
Very easy to fit just replace baseplate attach battery and 3 pin connector on main unit, connect back onto baseplate test and hey presto all done.
2 Jun 2015