Smoke Alarm Installation Brisbane

smoke detector installation

Smoke alarms save lives. A properly installed and maintained smoke detector will significantly reduce the risks of death and serious injury in the event of  a house fire. Ensure the safety of your family and your home by using a professional licensed electrician to install hard wired smoke alarms in your home.

What is a smoke alarm?

A smoke alarm is disc type  device mounted on the ceiling  that detects smoke and issues an audible and/or visual alarm.

Where is the best place to install smoke alarms?

New Queensland legislation states;

‘For the best protection smoke alarms should be installed on each storey:

  • in every bedroom
  • in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
  • if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm should be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.’

What type of smoke alarm should you use?

There are 2 main types of smoke alarms

Ionisation Smoke Alarm

Ionisation smoke alarms ‘feel’ the smoke. These alarms detect invisible combustion particles and activate quickly. Ionisation alarms are good at detecting fast flaming fires with little visible smoke. This type of alarm is less prone to false alarms due to dust and steam but can be triggered easily if placed too close to cooking.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Photoelectric smoke alarms ‘see’ the smoke. These alarms detect visible particles of combustion. Photoelectric alarms are particularly responsive to smouldering fires which give off a lot of smoke. This style of smoke alarm must be cleaned regularly to ensure correct function and to avoid false alarms.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service strongly recommends the use of photo-electric smoke alarms as they provide the best protection across a range of fires. If installing more than one alarm in your home a mix of Ionization and Photoelectric is advised. By connecting all your smoke alarms together when one sounds all will sound, giving optimal warning.

Brands of smoke alarms

5th Star electrical install and recommend  Clipsal or HPM smoke alarms.  They are extremely reliable and come with a genuine warranty.

Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation

Since 1 January 2017 legislation has specified the type, positioning, and interconnectedness of smoke alarms for Queensland homes.

Visit the smoke alarms website for details on the legislative requirements, placement and maintenance of alarms and what it means for your home.

Smoke Alarm Installation Brisbane

5th Star Services’ qualified Master Electricians supply and install quality smoke alarms in your home or office. We also conduct smoke alarm inspections including testing and repairs. Our team can advise on placement, type and the number of Smoke Detectors required.

Don’t take any risks with your smoke alarms, contact the smoke alarm installation specialists today on 1300 203 665