From its incorporation in 1990, Aico has rapidly grown to become the recognised market leader in domestic fire and carbon monoxide (CO) protection that it is today. Education, quality, service and innovation are at the core of everything that we do. With life-safety products, quality is paramount.
All our products are manufactured within the Ei group at our world-class manufacturing facility in Ireland, where we have been developing and manufacturing alarms for over 50 years. As part of this process, every single alarm produced is rigorously tested multiple times, ensuring that we maintain unrivalled levels of quality and reliability. All Aico alarms meet UK standards, with a wide range of sensor types to guarantee every home is protected.
Education – Our primary aim is to make homes safer. We believe it is our responsibility to not only create the right safety products but also raise awareness of dangers through our educational campaigns to communities, alongside promoting best practice through our installer programme.
In terms of education, we are also proud to work with schools, colleges and universities to create opportunities for the next generation to share our vision.
Quality – For the most reliable life-saving detection, each individual alarm not only meets every approval but is tested several times, primarily on initial assembly, at the test and calibration stage and a final thorough test.
Every alarm is also third-party accredited to the relevant British or European standard, and both Aico and Ei Electronics operate to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.
Service – We offer market-leading support to our customers, with a team of experienced regional specification managers across the UK offering all the information needed to select the right alarms and technologies.
They also work closely with distributors, whilst our in-house technical team is available to provide dedicated technical support. Finally, our internal sales teams provide excellent support over the phone to create a smooth ordering process for every customer.
Innovation – Aico’s dedicated research and development team continues to innovate with new products and applications, and together with Ei Electronics, we hold over 20 patents on life-saving alarm-detection technologies.
Aico has been first to the market with many groundbreaking innovations that improve protection and make maintenance easier, including rechargeable battery back-up, wireless radio-frequency interconnection, multi-sensor fire alarms and digital information extraction.
Throughout our 30 years we have led the way in providing innovative solutions and achieved numerous industry firsts, in the field of Fire and CO home life-safety products.
We are always on hand to advise on best practice and complying with the latest legislation and standards, working alongside our customer service and technical teams to ensure you receive all the support you need. Our support extends to education and training, be that our CPD Expert Installer training scheme, dedicated industry training days and forums, or Fire and CO awareness sessions for schools and communities, all of which can be delivered at our state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence or via our fleet of mobile training and demonstration units, bringing our award-winning training directly to you.
But it is not just about alarms; our Aico in the Community initiative was developed to help schools, colleges, universities, charities and community organisations to achieve their goals and to help build a sustainable environment now and in the future. By focusing on four core areas – Education, Volunteering, Business Enterprise and Charity – our aim is to give back to the community.
As we look towards our future, we will continue to pioneer in the latest technological advancements in sensor technology and advance the connected home, maintaining our position as the leader in home life safety, promoting best practice and engaging with our communities to deliver safer homes.
We have decided to increase our support for the Fire and Rescue Service under our new initiative launching in August 2020. The following services are available free of charge to all Fire and Rescue Brigades within the UK: CPD training, use of our Centre of Excellence training facility and mobile training and demonstration units, plus distribution of our tenant/homeowner safety packs. To register your interest please visit our website.
For more information, go to www.aico.co.uk/FRS