Do your smoke alarms meet Queensland's new standards?

From 1 January 2017 smoke alarms must be of a photoelectric type.

If you are home owner, landlord, or property owner, you must replace the old ionisation type smoke alarm, with photoelectric smoke alarms, according to Queensland’s new laws.

Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:

• Be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and

• Not be a ionisation smoke alarm; and

• Be less than 10 years old; and

• Operate when tested; and

• Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together

Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:

• In each bedroom; and

• In hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or

• If there is no hallway, between the bedrooms 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

• Smoke alarms must be either hardwired or powered by a non- removable 10-year battery

To read more on how Queensland’s new laws affect you, go to Queensland Fire and Emergencies website.

Electro Fire Technologies can replace existing non compliant alarms with Australian Standard Photoelectric smoke alarms in your home for $79*.


*per smoke alarm. Excluding GST

Electro Fire Technologies is an Australian owned and operated fire protection provider located in Brisbane.
We provide a comprehensive service including design and installation of fire protection systems, regular testing and maintenance of fire equipment and certification of all fire systems to comply with all standards and regulatory authorities. At Electro Fire Technologies, we offer innovative and competitively priced fire solutions for industrial, commercial, residential and healthcare projects. Our highly trained specialists possess over 25 years of fire protection industry experience across a range of sectors, including major fire system design, installation, upgrade and programming, maintenance and testing of fire equipment and certification of fire detection and warning systems including gas fire suppression systems.
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