Yes, In some regions, installing heat alarms is a legal requirement, such as in Scotland.

Every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022.


Interlinked means if one goes off, they all go off, so you will always hear an alarm wherever you are in your home.


The new law has come about because of the Grenfell fire in London in 2017, and it applies to all Scottish homes.


It is the property owner’s responsibility for meeting the new standard.


What each home needs

By February 2022 every home must have:


one smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most

one smoke alarm in every hallway or landing

one heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked.


If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance: like a boiler, fire, heater, or flue– in any room, you must also have a carbon monoxide detector in that room, but this does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.


interlinked heat alarm

interlinked heat alarm