When it comes to your property, you don’t want to take chances. You want to install the best fire detector available in the market to ensure fire safety, protection, and compliance. But how exactly are you going to know what smoke alarms to install?

Here are tips to help you pick the best fire detector for your property:

  1. Choose a smoke alarm provider with a positive reputation for complying with state specific fire safety legislation.

Your choice of provider will significantly influence your property’s safety and compliance., you must make sure that the smoke alarm company you will pick to do the job knows the ins and outs of the legislation, and complies with fire safety legislation specific to your state.

  1. The best fire detector must be compliant with Australian Standards 3786-2014.

Warning: Not all smoke alarms available in the market are compliant with the technology standards of new Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation.

According to the amended rules, all new smoke alarms to be installed in the property starting July 1, 2017, must only be photoelectric and compliant with AS 3786-2014. Click here to download free materials from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) that give further details about interconnected photoelectric alarms and smoke alarm standards.

Your provider must only install the best fire detector brands that are verified as conforming to the Standards. Refer to this article to know more about AS 3786-2014.

  1. Choose smoke alarms that fit your special needs.

Smoke alarm options for people with special needs are available. There are alarms for the hearing-impaired and alarms with emergency lights or heat sensors. Consider any special needs that you or your tenants may have. Inform your provider about them, so they can install the best fire detector that fits your needs.

  1. Know how the fire detector is powered.

Smoke alarms are designed to last ten years, Under the incoming legislation, all new smoke alarms will need to be either hardwired to the dwelling’s electricity supply or powered by a non-removable lithium battery with a 10-year battery life. It makes sense to buy the right alarm now, saving you money in the long run.

Are you sure that you have the best fire detector offering the best protection for your property? Safe Home Services delivers safety and peace of mind, through the installation and maintenance of smoke alarm systems. Complete the form below to contact our experts!


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