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Smoke Alarms Brisbane

Smoke alarms save lives, it’s as simple as that & no one wants a house fire. Having quality smoke alarms installed in your property isn’t just common sense, it's the law. With stringent new legislation regarding smoke alarms updated frequently, it is important to ensure that your home, investment, office, real estate or commercial premises are compliant.

Did you know? 

As per the Queensland government's most current smoke alarm legislation, any properties being sold, leased or going through a lease renewal From 1 January 2022 must have smoke alarms that are: 

  1. photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
  2. may not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
  3. less than 10 years old; and
  4. operate properly when tested; and
  5.  interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so they all activate together.

Additionally, smoke alarms must be installed on each storey. This  means one in each bedroom, in hallways or landings that connect bedrooms to the rest of the dwelling. Even 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 property. 

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

Failure to comply will result in a fine of $500, this will be strictly enforced by the QFES. In addition you will likely find that your insurance policies are in breach and therefore not be adequately covered should a fire occur.

From 1 January 2022 

From 1 January 2022 All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms. Non-removable 10-year battery smoke alarms can be installed in place.

Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:

  • be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
  • be hardwired to the mains power supply if currently hardwired, otherwise smoke alarms can be either hardwired or powered by a non removable 10 yr battery or a combination of both;
  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.

The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:

  • on each storey;
  • in each bedroom;
  • if there is no hallway, between the bedroom and other parts of the storey; and
  • 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.

          


For more information on smoke alarms in dwellings being sold, leased or renewing an existing lease, visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

How we can help 

Don’t feel lost in the details or stressed about upgrading your property. At Mayo Solutions our fully licenced, insured and highly skilled technicians are across all relevant legislation and changes regarding smoke alarms in Queensland. Our experts can come to your premises, carry out  an assessment and provide clear and concise advice about what you need to do to make your property both safe and compliant. 

Following any required updates to your current system, we will seamlessly link your upstairs and downstairs with our wireless bluetooth battery smoke alarm detectors. This provides additional safety as when one goes off, they all go off, giving everyone extra time to make their way to safety in the event of a fire. 

Contact our team of experts today on 0401 66 99 00 to book your essential upgrade or assessment of current alarms before it’s too late.