Why is fire safety important in your outdoor home office?

We live in a time when remote working is on the rise and having a dedicated working space at home is more important than ever. The working space available may be the corner of the spare room or the kitchen table, but extended periods can lead to discomfort and the risk of future health issues. It may also be difficult to concentrate on work with family life happening in the background.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the prevalence of hybrid working has seen a notable rise, with a significant proportion of individuals opting to work both from home and their usual place of work.

Therefore, more and more of us are utilising the space we have available in the garden, or our existing outbuildings to create a dedicated home office – a place where we can leave the home to go to our place of work, limiting domestic distractions.

Ensuring adequate fire protection in the home office is a top priority, devices like Aico’s Ei660iRF—a battery-powered, RadioLINK+ Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm equipped with both Optical and Heat sensors may provide an easy solution.

The Ei660iRF’s wireless design eliminates the need for mains electricity, simplifying installation and enabling wireless connection to existing Aico smoke and heat devices in the household through radio frequency (RF). By adhering to British Standard BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 recommendations for interconnected alarm systems, home office spaces can be fortified against potential fire hazards, ensuring prompt alerting in the event of an emergency.

The use of electrical appliances within home offices underscores the importance of fire safety measures. Faulty appliances and leads accounted for a significant percentage of accidental house fires in recent years, highlighting the need for vigilance and preventive measures.

Creating a safe and productive home office is important, especially if you’re going to be spending a lot of time there. To find the right alarm for you, please visit –