Smoke detectors save lives – it’s that simple, so it is extremely important that all homes, offices and businesses have smoke alarms and smoke detectors installed. Its is equally important that smoke detectors are:

  • correctly installed
  • positioned correctly
  • wired up by a licensed electrician

We can advise you on the best type of smoke alarm to install as well as the most appropriate locations (for example, outside all bedrooms in homes is generally recommended). Smoke detectors and smoke alarm technology has evolved at a rapid pace over the last few years and photoelectric and ionisation technologies are employed in detectors currently. The cost of smoke alarms has also fallen dramatically and their really is no excuse not to protect your family from potential fire hazards by installing smoke alarms.

Smoke detectors are available in both a.c. and d.c. and we can supply both types of detector. It is important that you only use a licensed electrician to install a.c. powered smoke detectors. A.C. smoke detectors have the obvious advantage that they do not need their batteries replacing. They can be wired together so that if only one detector is triggered it will cause the other installed smoke detectors to sound.

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The Inner West Council has published a useful guide on Smoke Alarms Regulation