Are Your Smoke Alarms Up To Standard?

While smoke alarms aren’t the most interesting of topics, they are one of the most important features in your home. The Queensland legislation is changing and setting new standards for smoke alarms in houses and apartments.

We are on top of all of the new Legislation and changes, so when you are considering to upgrade your smoke alarms, we have a few tips for you to consider!

 

  1. The importance of having your smoke alarms interconnected.

Why? Well, when one interconnected smoke alarm is activated, all interconnected smoke alarms are activated. This allows for an early warning giving more time for anyone inside your home to escape safely.

 

  1. Hardwiring your smoke alarms.

A hardwired smoke alarm is connected to your home’s main power supply, with a battery back-up. Making your alarms more reliable in the long run. The alarms use a battery to provide back-up power if the main power fails.

 

If your existing smoke alarms are manufactured more than 10 years ago, they must be updated and replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms to comply with Australian Standards.

 

Key Date to Keep in Mind:

1/1/2022

 

Smoke Alarms in dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease is renewed

  • Must be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
  • Not contain an ionisation sensor
  • Be less than 10 years old
  • Operate when tested
  • Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm
  • Be installed on each storey

 

We provide free quotes, with no call out fees. This allows us to come to your home, assess and plan the best and most efficient spots for your smoke alarms in order to keep you and your family safe.

Give our office a call on 3279 1835 or email us at brad@bradgallelectrical.com.au to book in your free quote today!

 

 

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