Smoke Alarm InstallationSmoke alarms are compulsory in every home for a good reason – they save lives. Did you know that the moment you go to sleep, a handful of your primary senses are nullified, such as smell? When a small flame can grow to fill an entire room in two to three minutes, there is no substitute for safety and we encourage that you ensure professionally fitted smoke alarms in your home as a priority. Safety is very important and should not be ignored and dismissed. Ensuring your smoke alarms are up to date with the latest regulations in imperative when ensuring the safety of your home or workplace. We offer fire alarm testing in Melbourne, as well as the installation of new alarms. For over 20 years, our master electricians based in Melbourne have been keeping Melbourne safe by installing smoke alarms which come in 3 simple options:
- Mains voltage with 9V battery backup – suitable for most situations.
- Mains voltage with 10-year lithium battery backup.
- Mains voltage with battery backup and extra strobe light for hearing impairment.
Smoke Alarm Installation Requirements in Melbourne
Since 1 August 1997, Victorian law states that smoke alarms (complying with Australian standards AS 3786) must be installed in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. It is the legal responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms. Residential homes constructed before 1st August 1997 need only to have a 9-volt battery-powered smoke alarm installed. Residential homes constructed after 1st August 1997 must have smoke alarms connected to 240-volt mains power. In addition, a backup battery must be installed in the smoke alarm.
The National Construction Code (NCC) Legislation AS3786 – 188.8.131.52 states any homes constructed after 1 May 2014, or homes that have undergone a major renovation or extension, where there is a requirement for more than one smoke alarm in the home, all smoke alarms fitted must be inter-connected.
If you plan to build, renovate or extend your house, your building surveyor will determine your requirements.
Smoke Alarm Testing
We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customer’s safety is our number one priority. That’s why we offer thorough electrical safety inspections, which can be particularly tailored towards smoke alarms. Our speciality smoke alarm electricians will inspect the smoke alarms and make judgements as to whether these need to be replaced or need to be changed depending on government regulations. Call us today and we’ll send one of our local electricians to conduct a smoke alarm test and ensure the safety of your home and business.
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