Smoke Alarms Installation & Maintenance

Smoke alarms are a vital part of keeping your home safe from potential damage or danger. Additionally, smoke alarms are now a legal requirement for all Queensland residences according to the 2017 legislation.

If you haven’t yet met the legal requirements for smoke alarm installations in Queensland, you will need to do so soon.

Legislated requirements

The following are required for any dwelling being sold, leased, or with lease renewals from 1st January 2022.

For owner-occupied dwellings, these requirements must be in place by 1st January 2027.

The smoke alarms installed must be;

  1. photoelectric (AS 3786-2014).
  2. not also contain an ionisation sensor.
  3. less than 10 years old.
  4. operational when tested.
  5. interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
  6. hardwired, or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery, or a combination of both.

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey of a dwelling:

  • in each bedroom.
  • in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey
  • 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 Alarm Installations by a Qualified Team

DJ Edwards Electrical and Solar are qualified to install smoke alarms throughout your home that meet regulatory requirements. We;

  • Install only Name Brand smoke alarms to ensure quality and effectiveness.
  • Provide cable interconnects between alarms.
  • Offer battery backup alarms where hard-wiring is not possible.
  • Supply Radio Frequency (RF) bases where needed to ensure proper connectivity.

Smoke Detector Testing

With any smoke detector or alarm installation, we always complete full testing to ensure they are operating properly.

Additionally, DJ Edwards Electrical and Solar offer ongoing smoke alarm maintenance and testing to ensure the safety of your home or property.

Our procedures include testing the effectiveness of the smoke alarms with actual smoke, something that few companies do. Additionally, we always ensure that the alarm connectivity if working according to legal requirements.

For investment properties, compliance documentation is often required by the managing real estate agency. As part of our smoke alarm installations or maintenance testing, we can provide a certificate of compliance for your records.

Additionally, for smoke alarms installed into new construction we complete the Form 16 documentation as required.

Reduce your risk and liability by choosing a qualified installer for your smoke alarms. 

Speak with us now!

New Smoke Alarm Laws for Landlords

Be ready by Jan, 2022