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Smoke alarm installation, testing, and upgrades
Smoke Alarm Installation: Smoke detectors will reduce the risk of fire in a house. Therefore, it is essential that the smoke detectors are installed properly and working effectively. It is also important to have working smoke alarm batteries available in your home for quick replacement. Sharpe Group offer specialist smoke alarm installation, fire alarm systems, testing, maintenance, and hardwired, interconnected upgrades to ensure everyone in your home have the quickest warning signal of a fire.
Smoke Alarms – Adelaide
Smoke alarm legislation changes
The smoke alarm legislation has changed, requiring all substantially renovated residences and new properties approved after January 1st, 2017 to be fitted with interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarm systems.
- Smoke alarms must be located:
- on each storey
- in all bedrooms
- in hallways that connect bedrooms to the rest of the house
- if there’s no hallway, between bedrooms and other parts of the storey
- if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the home
- All smoke alarms and smoke detectors must be the photoelectric type.
- Smoke alarms must be either hardwired to your home’s mains power supply with a battery backup, or 10-year non-removable lithium battery powered alarms.
- Smoke alarms are required to be interconnected with every smoke alarm in the dwelling so if one is triggered all activate together providing the best and earliest warning of a fire.
- Interconnection can be either wired or wireless.
The updated legislation also states that every alarm replaced or installed from 1 January 2017 must be a photoelectric type smoke alarm.
For your safety and the safety of everyone in your home, hardwired smoke alarms must be installed by a licenced electrician.
Why use photoelectric smoke alarms?
Photoelectric smoke alarms are best at detecting smoky and smoldering fires (often associated with visible smoke).
These contain a photo cell with an internal light source registering on this cell. When smoke enters and disturbs this set up the alarm triggers.This style of smoke alarm provides residents with the earliest warning of a fire situation.
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