What you need to know about smoke alarms:
- Smoke alarms are essential in any home
- All smoke alarms must contain a battery (changed every daylight savings)
- Need to be tested regularly
- Need to be replaced after 10 years
Rise Light and Power recommend the use of Photoelectric smoke alarms. Photoelectric smoke alarms are able to detect smoke before there is a fire present. These types of alarms are sensitive to early stage smoke and allow residents to exit the premises earlier when the air is still safe to breath.
RLP are well experienced and qualified in helping you install the correct smoke alarm for your property.
Since 1st January 1995, South Australian law states that smoke alarms (complying with Australian standards AS 3786) must be installed in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. It is the legal responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms.
Residential homes constructed before 1st August 1997 need only 9 volt battery powered smoke alarms installed. Residential homes constructed after 1st August 1997 must have smoke alarms connected to 240 volt mains power. In addition a backup battery must be installed in the smoke alarm.
All fire services in Australia recommend photo-electric smoke alarms when installing or replacing existing smoke alarms.