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Smoke alarm system install, testing & 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. Protect your home and residents from fire with working smoke alarms. Book a smoke alarm service with 1st Call Electrical Melbourne electrician today


Smoke alarm requirements in Victoria

Victorian legislation states that 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, hardwired smoke alarms are connected to your home's mains power supply and have a backup battery for use during a power-out. This removes the need to remember to change batteries once a year and makes them harder to tamper with.

Country Fire Authority - Smoke alarms save lives

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 of alarm, 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 throughout your home in these locations:

  • 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?

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Local smoke alarm services in 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 quick online smoke alarms booking request form today


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