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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
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.
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
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:
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