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Smoke Alarms

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Smoke Alarm Installation

BRISBANE CITY, NORTH BRISBANE

In Queensland there are strict legislations in place surrounding smoke alarms, from January 2022 the government has implemented additional rules to help keep families safe. Smoke alarms really do help save lives by detecting fires early and alarming, allowing occupants to evacuate the home safely.

 

All home insurance companies will require your property to abide by the current law or smoke alarm legislation that is in place at the time of incident. One of our members of the team will be able to ensure your property is up to date with current smoke alarm legislation and provide a certificate of compliance for your own records.

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Changes to QLD Smoke Alarm Legislation

From 1 January 2022

Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:

i) be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
ii) not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
iii) be less than 10 years old; and
iv) operate when tested; and
v) be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

i) in each bedroom; and
ii) in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or iii) if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
iv) 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 dwelling.

 

Smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed.

From 1 January 2027

 

Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:

i) be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and

ii) not also contain an ionisation sensor; and

iii) be less than 10 years old; and

iv) operate when tested; and v) be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

 

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

 

i) in each bedroom; and

ii) in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or

iii) if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and

iv) 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 dwelling.

 

Smoke alarms must be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed.

Source: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Website

What are the benefits of photoelectric interconnected smoke alarms?

Photoelectric smoke alarms work by using the angle of light within the chamber of the alarm to detect visible particles of smouldering fire, they are more sensitive in detecting fire than traditional alarms, however, they still have less false alarms.

Earlier detection of fire, giving you more time to evacuate the home.

All alarms throughout the home will sound with interconnection.

Less false alarms than traditional smoke alarms.

No radioactive materials used.

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Photoelectric smoke alarms detect fire earlier, giving you more time to evacuate.

Where do smoke alarms have to be installed within the home?

Smoke alarms are required on each storey. in each bedroom. in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling.

Source: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Website

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