TOWNSVILLE’S SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION EXPERTS

Surprisingly, property fires kill more Aussies each year than bush fires and all other natural disasters combined. Advances in smoke alarm technology, along with changing legislation, will help protect Australian lives. Consult our Townsville team to install, test and maintain your smoke alarms.

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We undergo continual training and keep pace with changing legislation to maintain our reputation as Townsville’ Smoke Alarm Installation Experts.
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SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION

Including correct positioning of the alarms and adherence to Australian industry standards.

ALARM INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE

Your smoke alarm is your first line of defence against a potential fire, so it must work properly at all times. A working smoke alarm increases your chance of surviving a house fire by 60%. Our routine checks ensures your fire prevention system is functioning as required, and clearing vents and removal of obstructions if required.

SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION IS CHANGING

If you’re looking to sell or lease a property in the near future, this change will affect you!

When it comes to smoke alarms, two types are commonly installed in Australian homes: ionisation and photoelectric.

Research from around the world found that old ionisation smoke alarms, commonly used as stand-alone alarms, can be slow to react. Of course, in the case of a fire in the home, time is critical. With upgrades in technology, photoelectric smoke alarms are much more effective in detecting smoke and are quicker to react. One study found that in some fires, photoelectric alarms can sound 15 minutes sooner than ionisation alarms.

With changes to legislation back in 2017, ionisation alarms are now banned for sale in Queensland. Additional upcoming changes may mean your smoke alarms need to be upgraded. These changes do not only concern the type of alarm itself, but the wiring and placement of the alarms.

Currently, existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago, as well as any smoke alarms that do not operate when tested, must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms that comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back of the alarm).

On 1 January 2022, all homes being sold or leased must:
  • Have photoelectric smoke alarms (not contain an ionisation sensor)
  • Have alarms hardwired to the mains power supply, if currently hardwired. Otherwise, they must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery.
  • Have interconnected alarms (so all alarms activate together)
  • Have alarms installed in specific locations (i.e. on each storey and in each bedroom, along with other specifications such as below)
(image courtesy of QFES)

Depending on whether you’re an owner-occupier, a tenant, a landlord, or looking to buy or sell a property, your responsibilities may differ. Further changes will take effect in 2027. Find the full info from QFES here:
https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/community-safety/smokealarms/Pages/default.aspx

Unsure whether your smoke alarms comply with current legislation?

Want to get the jump on 2022 changes?

Our team of expert technicians provide a full range of smoke alarm services.

Our technicians are Smoke Alarm Installation Experts

With years of experience installing alarms in & around Townsville.

Our reputation has been built on providing our reliable and professional service, delivered at an affordable price. We’ve even recently been contracted by the Queensland Government, installing smoke alarms in over 1,500 homes.

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Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday On Call
Sunday On Call

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47233320

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admin@rollyselectrical.com.au

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9 Crispin Ct, Kirwan QLD 4817, Australia

  • Refrigerant Authorisation No.AU44549
  • Electrical Contractors No. 83846
  • ABN 42621842635