Hardwired Smoke Alarms Installation
Did you know that in Perth, about three-quarters of all home fire deaths occur in homes that don’t have smoke alarms installed? Almost half of those deaths occurred when the occupants were asleep. Working smoke alarms save lives as well as reducing likely resident/tenant injuries and property damage from house fires. Hardwired Smoke Alarms are an inexpensive exercise and vital for peace of mind.
Smoke Alarm Requirements as of 1 January 2017 – Existing Homes.
- Existing smoke alarms that were manufactured more than 10 years ago should be replaced as soon as possible.
- Smoke alarms must be photoelectric and they should be either hard wired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.
- All ionisation smoke alarms should be replaced as soon as possible. They should be replaced with photoelectric type smoke alarms.
- Smoke alarms must be located on each level of your home.
- Smoke alarms must be located outside each bedroom. (Normally in a passageway adjacent to a bedroom)
- Smoke alarms should be located in each bedroom.
- All smoke alarms should be interconnected. (If one goes off, they all go off)
Types of smoke alarm
Smoke alarms detect the smoke particles from a fire. There are two common types:
- A photoelectric smoke alarm, which uses a beam of light and a light sensor. When smoke particles affect the amount of light reaching the sensor, an alarm will sound.
- An ionisation smoke alarm, which monitors the ions (electrically charged particles). When the electrical balance of the air is altered by the smoke particles, the alarm will sound.
For all smoke detector service & installations, call your Perth Sparky first. We supply, install and service smoke alarms to residential and commercial clients across all Perth suburbs