SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION
Keep Your House & Family Safe with Smoke Alarm
Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants.
Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
Photoelectric smoke alarms are able to detect smoke before there is a fire present. These types of alarms are sensitive to early stage smoke and allow residents to exit the premises at an earlier stage as the air is still safe to breath.
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