Interlinked fire alarm packages
Care and Repair Scotland have given funding to help vulnerable older and disabled people install fire and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. We have purchased a number of interlinked alarms, and we welcome applications from homeowners. Applications will close when all are allocated.
We have a legal duty to monitor how many homes are compliant. There is no penalty for homeowners if they haven’t installed the alarms, but we encourage them to do so.
What is an interlinked alarm?
All homes in Scotland must now have interlinked alarms. The alarms communicate with each other, so that a fire or CO emission in one room sets off alarms throughout the property. This gives more time to escape and call emergency services.
If you are a tenant and your home doesn't have interlinked alarms, contact your landlord.
- You must live in and own your home
- and your home must have a Council Tax banding of A to C.
- and you must either:
- receive guaranteed Pension Credit
- or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.