Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide Alarms


Did you know that by February 2022, all Scottish homes must be in compliance with new smoke alarm regulations?

Introduced in February 2019, the Scottish legislation changed requirements and it applies to all households in Scotland. Due to COVID, the deadline has been extended and must be met by February 2022.

The new Scottish legislation states that an interlinked Fire and Smoke alarm system must be fitted in a property and that there should be adequate Carbon Monoxide protection.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner or landlord to ensure their property has fire safety measures in place. Fitting your property with smoke alarms is not only to comply with legislations, it is to ensure the safety of everyone in the home.

The new standard requires:

  • one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes
  • one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
  • one heat alarm installed in every kitchen


All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked. Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires, and heaters) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required. 

Munro Electrical Services is a Certified Expert AICO Installer.  Give us a call to ensure you property is compliant with the new regulations. If you have further questions, visit the Scottish Government Factsheet or call us and let us help you! Remember, safety isn’t expensive; it’s priceless.