Friend Smart Intelligent Smoke Alarm is the home's most important emergency device, which alerts you and your family in the event of fire or smoke.
- Gently twist the cover behind the smoke detector to open the back.
- Pull out the plastic tab located under the battery.
- The smoke detector will blink red as it searches for the Eva Hub.
- Go into the app and press "+", then select "add device."
- Choose the device type "Frient Smart Intelligent Smoke Alarm."
- Follow the steps further in the Eva smart home app.
- Press and hold the button on your smoke detector (see illustration below).
- When you press the button, the LED light will first blink once, then twice in a row, and after that multiple times.
- Release the button, and the LED light will emit a long light. This indicates that you have reset your smoke detector.
My smoke detector goes offline, what should I do?
There can be various reasons why the smoke detector goes offline. Here are some possible solutions:
- The smoke detector may need a battery replacement. After doing so, perform a test by pressing the alarm button to check if it produces any sound.
Bad Zigbee range from the Smoke Detector to the Hub:
- If the smoke detector goes offline, this may be due to range. You can either place the smoke detector closer to the hub or use a powered device, such as a Smart plug. Powered devices act as signal boosters and can help strengthen Zigbee signals.
If you have multiple smoke detectors, you can also perform a test by swapping the position of the smoke detector that is going offline with one that is stable. This can help determine if the issue is related to range or not.
Rotating the smoke detector can improve signal strength. Place the QR code located on the bottom of the smoke detector in the direction of the hub or a powered device (e.g., smart plug). This is because the battery may partially shield the signals to your hub. The smoke detector can be rotated 180 degrees without the need to remove the cover it is attached to.
Recommendation for the Number of Smoke Detectors and Placement
It is recommended to have smoke detectors in every living space and in every bedroom. The advantage of using optical smoke detectors is that they are interconnected, so everyone in the household will be alerted even if the smoke detectors are placed in different rooms and floors.
Mount the smoke detector at the highest point on the ceiling. It is also advisable to install smoke detectors near staircases if you have multiple floors, as the sound carries more easily between the floors.
The smoke detector is recommended to be placed 50 cm from the wall and a minimum of 30 cm from the ceiling (max 50 cm) from ceiling height (see illustration above).
How to test your smoke detector?
Testing the Smoke Detector Locally:
You can test if the smoke detector is functioning locally by pressing the button in the middle of the smoke detector. The siren in the smoke detector will then start to sound. The smoke detector will only trigger a local alarm, meaning only the specific smoke detector in question will sound the alarm. You will not receive an alert through the app, and it will not trigger the interconnection with other smoke detectors if you have multiple.
Testing the Smoke Detector System:
If you want to test the entire system, you can do so by either placing an open flame underneath the smoke detector or using a "smoke detector test spray," which is similar to a spray bottle. You can purchase "smoke detector test spray" at stores like Biltema and Elektroimportøren.
Follow the user manual for instructions on how to use the "smoke detector test spray" before using it. When you test the system, the specific smoke detector being tested will activate its siren. The smoke detector will send a command to the other smoke detectors (if you have more than one) to trigger their alarms. Additionally, you will also receive an alarm notification on your mobile phone through the Eva Smart Home app