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Smoke Alarm Installation

Smoke alarm testing and maintenance

Looking for a reliable smoke alarm installation service? 1st Call Electrical Services provides a complete smoke alarm service throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs including installation, testing, and maintenance of battery-powered and hardwired smoke alarms. We can cater for the smoke alarm servicing needs of homeowners, property managers, landlords, caravan parks, and more.

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Smoke alarm requirements in Victoria

Homes, units, townhouses, and flats constructed after 1 August 1997 must have a 240-volt mains-powered smoke alarm system with a backup battery fitted to the smoke alarm. Homes built prior to this date must have a 9-volt battery powered smoke alarms as a minimum requirement.

Hardwired or 240V smoke alarms

Sometimes referred to as mains powered smoke alarms this style of alarm is connected to your home's mains power supply and has a backup battery for use during a power-out.

Photoelectric smoke alarms

Fire services throughout Australia, including Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade, recommend the use of photoelectric smoke alarms over ionisation alarms. Photoelectric alarms respond faster than other types, are less prone to cause false alarms and are very effective detecting smouldering fires providing residents with the earliest possible warning system.

Smoke alarms must be located:

  • on or near the ceiling of every storey
  • outside the bedrooms between the living and sleeping areas
  • inside each bedroom especially if the occupant sleeps with the door closed, uses electrical equipment or heaters inside the room, smokes in the bedroom, uses noisy equipment like air conditioners, TVs or music which may mask the sound of a smoke alarm.
  • in sleepouts or external sleeping areas

Find out more - Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Smoke alarm maintenance services Melbourne

For the best in smoke alarm installation, testing, and maintenance contact the licenced electricians at 1st Call Electrical Services on 1300 360 215 or complete our booking request form today

ELECTRICIAN FAQ

Why does my safety switch keep tripping?
A constantly tripping safety switch can be so frustrating. Even more so because it always seems to happen during the busiest times of the day, like in the morning when you’re trying to get ready for work or in the evening during dinner prep. However, the reality is each time the safety switc...
What type of smoke alarm do you need?
There are two main types of smoke alarms available to homeowners and businesses in Australia, photoelectric and ionisation. Both alarms are used extensively throughout the country and have saved countless lives since their introduction into our homes and buildings. Each style of alarm has un...
What's the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?
The main difference between a safety switch (or RCD) and a circuit breaker (often referred to as a fuse) is a safety switch protects people from electrical accidents and the circuit breaker protects wiring and electrical systems in your home. What does a safety switch do?...

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Master Electrician of the Year

1st Call Electrical is extremely proud to be the winner of the Victorian Master Electricians Excellence Awards for the 2nd year in a row. This is testament to the great work we do for our many customers.