Where can iCO be used?

iCO is suitable for all property types approved in British Standard BS:8458; these are:

Domestic occupancy
Single family dwellings such as:

  • Individual dwelling house
  • Individual flat
  • Individual maisonette
  • Transportable home
  • Houses of multiple occupation (HMOs)
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Boarding houses Blocks of flats 18m or less in height and with a maximum total floor area of 2400 square metres.

Residential occupancy

  • Blocks of flats greater than 18m in height
  • Sheltered and extra care housing
  • Residential care premises
  • Residential rehabilitation accommodation
  • Dormitories (e.g. attached to educational establishments)
  • Hostels

Does the flexible tubing need to be installed behind a fire rated barrier?

Flexible tubing is required to be mounted behind a fire rated barrier. Stainless Steel 316 rigid pipework is also available for applications where a fire rated barrier is not suitable.

Can iCO be connected to a fire panel?

iCO has a pair of volt free contacts for fire and fault; allowing it to be connected to third party equipment such as fire systems.

Does an iCO system have to be installed by a certified professional?

One of the key features of iCO is its ease of installation. However in order to be fully certified to standard BS:8458, it must be fitted or inspected by a certified iCO installer.

Can iCO be installed without removing the plasterboard?

Yes, installing iCO without removing the plasterboard is much like installing spotlights. The easy fixing nozzles and the flexible tube make this especially straightforward making it a hassle-free addition to any property.

Can iCO be used without the iCO app?

iCO System GSM Monitoring provides real time alerts to your smart phone in case of an emergency or fault, the app is optional.

Can the colour of the nozzle be changed?

Yes, for a premium, the colour of the nozzles can be altered to match any desired colour. This will incur longer lead times. Contact our support team for any colour alterations.

How does the nozzle operate?

Each nozzle contains a frangible bulb, that heats up in the event of a fire this then bursts activating the system and allows mist to exit the nozzle.

Does the system comply with the BS8458 fire tests?

The iCO system has passed witnessed testing of all of the required BS8458 standard tests.

What size and weight is the pump?

The pump unit is 342 mm x 345 mm x 495 mm high. Nothing must be placed on top of the pump and a 100mm air gap must be maintained around the unit once installed . The weight of the pump is 24kg.

How many nozzles do I need to protect my space?

One nozzle protects a 4m x 4m area, it must be a maximum of 2m from a wall and there must be a maximum of 4m between nozzles.