Smoke Alarm Installation
Keep Your House & Family Safe with Smoke Alarm
Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants.
Ionisation Smoke Alarms
Ionisation smoke alarms generally detect the smell of smoke from flames and are widely used to detect fast flaming fires. Breathing issues may occur as this type of Smoke alarm takes relatively longer to respond. Visibility may also be an issue when trying to exit a room or building.
Smoke alarms are compulsory in every home.
Since 1st January 1995, South Australian law states that smoke alarms (complying with Australian standards AS 3786) must be installed in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. It is the legal responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms.
Residential homes constructed before 1st August 1997 need only 9 volt battery powered smoke alarms installed. Residential homes constructed after 1st August 1997 must have smoke alarms connected to 240 volt mains power. In addition a backup battery must be installed in the smoke alarm.
All fire services in Australia recommend photo-electric smoke alarms when installing or replacing existing smoke alarms.
All smoke alarms:
- Must contain a battery
- Need to be tested regularly
- Need to be replaced after 10 years