Smoke Alarms Brisbane

Keeping your home safe with smoke alarms

One of the main things that ensure family safety within the home is a fully functioning smoke alarm. In the event of a house fire, a smoke alarm gives you and your family enough warning and a good chance to get out of your home before it is too late.

How can our electricians help today?

Our smoke alarm services

We can help you with the installation and testing of your new and existing smoke alarms. We understand that your home is important hence why we only use reputable brand name photoelectric smoke alarms and not a cheap imitation.

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Smoke Alarm Installation

When installing your new smoke alarms we will treat your home as if it was our own. We will ensure that your new smoke alarms are working correctly before we leave.

Smoke Alarm Testing

If you already have smoke alarms you want to ensure that they stay in working order. Our electricians can test your alarms and let you know of any faults that we find.

Smoke alarm legal requirements

The legislation for smoke alarms changed officially on the 1st of January 2017. There are still currently some homes that do not comply with the legislation changes. Below is a snippet from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website related to the legislative requirements.

When it is time for your property's alarms to be upgraded, those alarms must:

  • be photoelectric and comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
  • be less than 10 years old; and
  • operate when tested; and
  • be interconnected with every other ‘required’ smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
  • Any existing smoke alarm being replaced from 1 January 2017 must be a photoelectric-type alarm which complies with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

If a smoke alarm which is hardwired to the domestic power supply needs replacement, it must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarms.

In existing domestic dwellings, it is possible to have a combination of smoke alarms (240v and battery operated) and interconnectivity can be both wired and wireless.

It is strongly advised that any work that needs to be carried out on your smoke alarms should only be done by a fully qualified, licenced and insured electrician.

Hardwired for safety

Smoke alarms are to be hardwired to the main power supply of your home. This is to ensure that for as long as your home has power so will your smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are also fitted with a battery so that they can continue to work even when there is no power being supplied to the property.

Each smoke alarm must be interconnected with the others within the home so that all will activate at the same time in the event of a fire.

Correct placement of smoke alarms

When it comes to placement of smoke alarms the legislation requires that you are to have at least one:

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  • on each story
  • in each bedroom
  • in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • if there isn't a hallway between bedrooms and the rest of the storey or if there are no bedrooms on a story then you are to have a smoke alarm in the most likely path of travel to exit

Smoke Alarm Monitoring

Alltronic is able to provide you with a monitoring service for your new smoke alarms. This service is available 24/7/365 and gives you added security and peace of mind for when you are at work, on holidays, or out and about. Speak to one of our service representatives today to see how having your smoke alarms monitored can help you.

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If you have a question about the information on this page please fill in our contact form or give us a call on 07 3353 3248 and one of our friendly staff will be able to help you in regards to your query.

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