Smoke alarms reduce the risk of death in a house fire by more than half, but to be effective the alarm must be working, correctly installed and maintained. Ged Electrical and Air offer specialist smoke alarm installation, testing, maintenance, and hardwired, interconnected upgrades to ensure residents in your home have the earliest possible warning in the event of a fire.
Queensland 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.
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.
Find out more about the new QLD smoke alarm legislation.
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 provides residents with the earliest warning of a fire situation.
For more information on the updated legislation and details on the relevant deadline for when your home needs to comply refer to our post – How the new QLD smoke alarm legislation affects you.