Smoke Alarm Installation Sydney

Smoke alarms play a vital role in fire safety by providing an early warning to evacuate or escape. They are critical at night when people are asleep and may not be able to smell smoke until it is too late. Smoke alarms should be tested monthly and replaced every ten years, and the battery should also be replaced annually. With proper maintenance, smoke alarms can provide an essential layer of protection against fire.


Legislation on Smoke Alarms in NSW

In New South Wales, it is a legal requirement for all homes to have working smoke alarms. The legislation stipulates that all bedrooms, as well as any other rooms where people are likely to sleep, such as guest rooms and granny flats, have a smoke alarm installed.

Smoke alarms must also be installed in hallways adjacent to bedrooms and other areas where a fire could start, such as the kitchen and laundry. Homeowners are responsible for ensuring that their smoke alarms are in good working condition and for replacing batteries whenever necessary.

The legislation aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by house fires by ensuring that people have an adequate warning in the event of a fire.


Types of Smoke Alarms

Ionisation and Photoelectric are the two main smoke alarms available for installation.

Ionisation alarms are flame sensitive, while photoelectric alarms are smoke sensitive. Both types effectively detect fires, but ionisation alarms may be better at detecting fast-burning fires. In contrast, photoelectric alarms detect smouldering fires more accurately. Some alarms combine both technologies to provide the best possible protection.

Some smoke alarms also include a carbon monoxide detector, which can help to protect against other types of fire hazards.

Why You Need a Professional To install Your Smoke Alarm

For both interconnected and hard-wired detection systems, you have to consult with a qualified and licensed electrician for installation.

Installing a smoke alarm is not a simple task-it involves working with live wires. Because of the potential risks involved, it is always best to consult a professional. They will also have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure the job is done correctly, advise you on the best type of alarm for your home, and create a comprehensive fire safety plan.

Express Tech professionals specialise in smoke alarm system installations, training, equipment, service and maintenance in NSW. We have a proven track record among homeowners and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products and services. Call us at 1300 090 635 to set up an appointment.