BRK Professionals

FAQs/Troubleshooting

 

 

Think of it as 24/7 support! We've gathered answers to the most commonly asked questions, plus basic troubleshooting for the most common installation, product use and maintenance issues we hear from the field.

 

 

New Construction FAQ

Can I Interconnect Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms?


How Do I Install Hardwired BRK Alarms?


How long and what is the warranty on my BRK/First Alert product?


How long do CO and CO/Smoke combo alarms last?


How many smoke alarms can be interconnected?


How to Choose a Smoke Alarm


Recommended locations for Smoke Alarms


What are the locations to avoid for smoke alarms?


What is the difference between Photoelectric and Ionization smoke alarms?


What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm


Why can't I use rechargeable batteries?


Why can smoke alarms go into alarm when no smoke is present?


Why do I hear the low battery "chirp" if the battery is new?


Why do smoke alarms chirp intermittently?


Why does the alarm sound when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?


Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?


Why won't a smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?


 

MRO Professionals FAQ

Can I Interconnect Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms?


How can First Alert® OneLink® alarms be relevant for Electrical Contractors who have existing home additions projects?


How can Property Owners and Facility Managers benefit from installing First Alert® OneLink® alarms?


How Do I Install Hardwired BRK Alarms?


How do I program and link OneLink Wireless alarms?


How do I use Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


How do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms communicate with each other?


How do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms link with each other?


How does Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray’s agent compare to a dry chemical fire extinguisher’s agent?


How easy is the agent in Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray to clean up?


How effective is Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray vs. a Traditional Fire Extinguisher?


How long and what is the warranty on my BRK/First Alert product?


How long do CO and CO/Smoke combo alarms last?


How long will the batteries last on First Alert® OneLink® alarms?


How many First Alert® OneLink® alarms can be interconnected together?


How many smoke alarms can be interconnected?


How to Choose a Smoke Alarm


Once I use Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray can I use it again?


Recommended locations for Smoke Alarms


What are my options for a 10-year smoke alarm?


What are the locations to avoid for smoke alarms?


What are the shipping requirements for Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What do the A B C ratings mean on Fire Extinguishers?


What is a “Mesh Network” and how does it work?


What is the difference between Photoelectric and Ionization smoke alarms?


What is the operating and storage temperature requirements of Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What is the shelf life of Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What is the Spread Spectrum Horn Tone?


What is Voice Warning with Location?


What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm


What makes TundraTM Fire Extinguishing Spray more effective than other aerosol type spray fire extinguishers?


What other features do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms have?


What replacement batteries can I use?


What types of fires does Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray extinguish?


Why can't I use rechargeable batteries?


Why can smoke alarms go into alarm when no smoke is present?


Why do I hear the low battery "chirp" if the battery is new?


Why do smoke alarms chirp intermittently?


Why does the alarm sound when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?


Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?


Why won't a smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?


Will Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray meet requirements for a compliance 2.5lb. fire extinguisher in multi-family dwellings?


 

OEMs FAQ

Can I Interconnect Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms?


How Do I Install Hardwired BRK Alarms?


How long and what is the warranty on my BRK/First Alert product?


How long do CO and CO/Smoke combo alarms last?


How many smoke alarms can be interconnected?


Recommended locations for Smoke Alarms


What are the locations to avoid for smoke alarms?


What do the A B C ratings mean on Fire Extinguishers?


What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm


Why can smoke alarms go into alarm when no smoke is present?


Why do I hear the low battery "chirp" if the battery is new?


Why do smoke alarms chirp intermittently?


Why does the alarm sound when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?


Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?


Why won't a smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?


 

DIY FAQs

Can I Interconnect Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms?


How can First Alert® OneLink® alarms be relevant for Electrical Contractors who have existing home additions projects?


How can Property Owners and Facility Managers benefit from installing First Alert® OneLink® alarms?


How Do I Install Hardwired BRK Alarms?


How do I program and link OneLink Wireless alarms?


How do I use Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


How do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms communicate with each other?


How do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms link with each other?


How does Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray’s agent compare to a dry chemical fire extinguisher’s agent?


How easy is the agent in Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray to clean up?


How effective is Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray vs. a Traditional Fire Extinguisher?


How long and what is the warranty on my BRK/First Alert product?


How long do CO and CO/Smoke combo alarms last?


How long will the batteries last on First Alert® OneLink® alarms?


How many First Alert® OneLink® alarms can be interconnected together?


How many smoke alarms can be interconnected?


How to Choose a Smoke Alarm


I lost my User's Manual. How can I get a new one?


Once I use Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray can I use it again?


Recommended locations for Smoke Alarms


What are my options for a 10-year smoke alarm?


What are the locations to avoid for smoke alarms?


What are the shipping requirements for Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What do the A B C ratings mean on Fire Extinguishers?


What is a “Mesh Network” and how does it work?


What is the difference between Photoelectric and Ionization smoke alarms?


What is the operating and storage temperature requirements of Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What is the shelf life of Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray?


What is the Spread Spectrum Horn Tone?


What is Voice Warning with Location?


What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm


What makes TundraTM Fire Extinguishing Spray more effective than other aerosol type spray fire extinguishers?


What other features do the First Alert® OneLink® alarms have?


What replacement batteries can I use?


What types of fires does Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray extinguish?


Why can't I use rechargeable batteries?


Why can smoke alarms go into alarm when no smoke is present?


Why do I hear the low battery "chirp" if the battery is new?


Why do smoke alarms chirp intermittently?


Why does the alarm sound when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?


Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?


Why won't a smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?


Will Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray meet requirements for a compliance 2.5lb. fire extinguisher in multi-family dwellings?


 

Professionally Installed FAQs

Can I Interconnect Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms?


How can First Alert® OneLink® alarms be relevant for Electrical Contractors who have existing home additions projects?


How can Property Owners and Facility Managers benefit from installing First Alert® OneLink® alarms?


How Do I Install Hardwired BRK Alarms?


How long and what is the warranty on my BRK/First Alert product?


How long do CO and CO/Smoke combo alarms last?


How many First Alert® OneLink® alarms can be interconnected together?


How many smoke alarms can be interconnected?


How to Choose a Smoke Alarm


I lost my User's Manual. How can I get a new one?


Recommended locations for Smoke Alarms


What are my options for a 10-year smoke alarm?


What are the locations to avoid for smoke alarms?


What is the difference between Photoelectric and Ionization smoke alarms?


What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm


What replacement batteries can I use?


Why can't I use rechargeable batteries?


Why can smoke alarms go into alarm when no smoke is present?


Why do I hear the low battery "chirp" if the battery is new?


Why do smoke alarms chirp intermittently?


Why does the alarm sound when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?


Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?


Why won't a smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?


 

 
 



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