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Dicon 670MBX Mains & 9V Ion

Dicon 670MBX Mains & 9V Ion
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 36 reviews
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32 of 36(89%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
Review 1 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Fire Detectors in date?
11-Oct-2014
By
, Weymouth
"They have been so reliable that I missed understanding they should be replaced every 10 years or so.
Fortunately they were available at my local depot and took only minutes to replace.
Don't forget to test them regularly!
Have a peace of mind that's not misplaced."
Review 2 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Easy to install and loud alarm
23-May-2014
By
, Norfolk
"I purchased 3 to replace mine as they are now 10 years old wich I purchased fro screwfix in 2004 very pleased with the product and service the young man who served me told me I would need to purchase batteries wich he sold me when I came to instal them I found they already had batteries in them at least I have some spares!!"
Review 3 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Quality product
21-May-2014
By
, Andover
"Easy to install, recommend the mounting bracket for it. top product"
Review 4 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Dicon ionisation alarm
01-Jan-2014
By
, Thanet
"Fitted this 6.5 months ago works perfectly, no problems."
Review 5 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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great value
10-Dec-2013
By
, runcorn
"highly recommended great value for money
very easy to install with mounting box
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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simple to instal
10-Oct-2012
By
, hitchin
"Bought these to replace missing smoke alarms in my house. Was easy to wire in the connector to the terminal block that was already in the ceiling. As others have pointed out, you really need a lining box to screw the mounting plate into and to house the connector plug.
Seems to work well
"
Review 7 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Top Smoke Alarm
10-May-2012
By
, Grantham
"I bought this to replace a similar model that had just failed after almost 10 years. With the same electrical connector and mounting plate, it fit exactly where the old one had been. The manufacturer (BRKDicon) service department were also brilliant; an engineer even phoned me back to chat through the fault with the old alarm (great customer service even if the old alarm was knackered!). Great product at a great price."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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good cheap
04-May-2012
By
, Darlington
"its about what is acceptable to pay for a smoke detector"
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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The smoke alarm of choice
02-Aug-2011
By
, somerset
"These alarms use regular batteries as back-up as opposed to capacitors or own brand etc.
Can add as many as necessary for alarm system plus different types of same make.
Excellent price and never had any fail yet.
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Review 10 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Great value smoke alarm
11-Jun-2011
By
, Reading
"Really good value, every thing you need in a mains connected smoke alarm, small and discrete but loud but not annoying alarm! As good a more expensive models."
Review 11 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Dicon Alarm with 9V backup bat
01-Feb-2010
By
, Redhill
"This product was easy to fit since the existing plug was was interchangeable with old unit"
Review 12 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Cheap and easy to install
21-Oct-2014
By
, Cheshire
"the product is really easy to install. One to thing to note if your replacing old bigger alarms that are already there and they are screwed into a joist the terminal block that connects to the alarm has to go into the ceiling to make the alarm flush as it doesn't tuck into the alarm like the older ones. so you may have to do some cutting out etc to make them fit neatly into your ceiling
Comes with a battery and easy to follow instructions (not that I needed them)
Hopefully I'll never need to use them but I have the peace of mind that they are there if called upon.
Will defiantly be using screwfix again!"
Review 13 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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smoke alarms
08-Oct-2014
By
, Mildenhall
"very useful for replacing old discontinued range of smoke alarms in my new house"
Review 14 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Excellent Low Cost Smoke Alarm
29-Aug-2014
By
, Yorkshire
"As a tradesman who has installed many of these Smoke Alarms.
One criticism is that to comply with wiring regs, you should also purchase a Surface Mounting Kit..
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Review 15 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Reasonable priced product
02-May-2014
By
, London
"Good product. Had it fitted for the last 9 years. Due to the flooding in the house replaced with the same model which is still available in the Screwfix store. Recommended."
Review 16 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Great unit great price
15-Jan-2014
By
, Staffordshire
"I like to install new gear in friends and family houses so i can keep tabs on them these have proved to be a great buy"
Review 17 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Could Do Better
07-Nov-2013
By
, Sunny Scunny
"Poor design - you need a 1.2 inch hole in the ceiling effectively just to ger 2 wires through.
No idea how effective the alarm is (thankfully)"
Review 18 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Good replacement
16-Sep-2013
By
, Motherwell
"Bought 2 of these to replace my aging smoke detectors. Easy to fit. Connected to each other and very visible in the dark as they give a glow with the led inside the unit."
Review 19 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Works fine
20-Sep-2011
By
, Newcastle
"Less sensitive that the model I bought this to replace, but as it's next to the kitchen, that's no bad thing. This one doesn't go off unless the toast is actually burnt, whereas the previous one would tell me when it was just cooked!"
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 20 for BRK 670MBX (679) Dicon Ionisation Alarm with 9V Battery Backup
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Good product
28-Aug-2011
By
, Aberdeenshire
"A really good replacement for my existing system.
Comes well packaged and a good set of instructions.
The only isse I had was connecting it to my wiring as you need to use a connector/junction block."
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