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
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