Why should I house-code my Brooks smoke alarms?

Brooks alarms which are RadioLINK enabled are designed to inherently interconnect with each other. This “connection by default” is to ensure that alarms within RF range are interconnected regardless of whether the installer followed the installation instructions or not. In this way, interconnect compliance is automatically attained.

Of course, since the alarms will inherently connect, this means that if another system is installed within RF range of your system, the “two networks” will combine to form a single network. This means that if an adjacent system alarms due to an event, your system will appear to be “false alarming” as you would not be able to identify a problem.

To avoid this, Brooks highly recommends that your smoke alarm system be “house coded”. This will restrict your system to incorporating the alarms within your home only and thus avoid erroneous alarm events.