I have a Menvier TS2500 alarm panel.
It supports fire detection zones, but I can only find 24v detectors. Are there 12v smoke and heat detectors available? or do I need to install a separate 24v power supply?
For the kitchen, should I install a rate of rise heat detector, or a fixed one?
Do I install a detector in the loft - if so, what type would be the best bet (It's all boarded, so not particularly dusty - it is a converted bungalow, so the loft space is quite limited, and hoes all around the two rooms up there, so I would guess I would need 4-5 detectors if that is worth doing.
Is it best to have a detector in every room, or just the bedrooms and hall? I guess I wouldn't put one in the bathroom as it is humid, and there isn't that much chance of a fire in there anyway.
We currently have 2 battery operated standalone smoke alarms in the house, one at the top of the stairs, and one in the hall near the kitchen as these are pretty old, I was going to replace them anyway, so I though it would be a good idea to just use the alarm panel to do everything. I set a normal PIR up as a fire zone, and when it was triggered, the internal sounder made a different noise to a normal alarm noise, and it pulses the external sounders all with the system unset - so this looks like it works to me! (I have loads of spare AUX outputs too, so I can wire in additional fire only sounders if required)
Do I need to use Firetuf cables for the fire detectors, sounders & power feed to panel? If I need to use it for the power feed, should I take it all the way back to the CU (I currently have a radial that serves the Fridge, freezer and alarm)
Thanks for any pointers!