Smoke Alarm Companies: Tips to Find the Best Provider for Your Property

Smoke alarm companies or service providers are your ultimate partners in ensuring home fire safety. Because of the recent changes in the Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation, a lot of property managers and homeowners in the state are actively looking for the services of smoke alarm companies now more than ever. But with the number of small [...]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|2 Comments

Five Common Misconceptions about House Fire Alarms

We know about Queensland’s strong mandate on the use of house fire alarms. However, there are still some of us who doubt their importance and why they should be in our homes. Sadly, there are a lot of misconceptions about fire alarms that hinder homeowners from complying with regulations. Here are five fallacies about house [...]

Smoke Detector Placement Under the New Legislation

One of the most groundbreaking changes in the new QLD Smoke Alarm legislation is the provision on smoke detector placement. Under the new rules, almost every room in the home must be installed with smoke alarms. These tougher laws are expected to further promote home fire safety throughout Queensland.   Smoke detector placement according to [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

Ionisation Smoke Alarm: Why It Doesn’t Comply with the New Legislation?

The installation of ionisation smoke alarm used to be allowed in Queensland. But with the new smoke alarm laws in place, the technology requirements have changed. From January 1, 2017, moving forward, all new smoke alarms that will go into every property must only be photoelectric alarms that comply with Australian Standards 3786:2014. The legislation [...]

Best Fire Alarm for the Home

Due to tougher smoke alarm rules in Queensland, property managers and homeowners are now more particular about the type of alarm to use in their property. Here’s an article that informs you about which fire alarm is best for the home. Which fire alarm should you use? Photoelectric or ionisation smoke alarms? Photoelectric alarms are [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments

New Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation: Improving Fire Safety

January 1, 2017, marked the beginning of tougher Queensland Smoke Alarm regulations in a move to raise fire safety in the entire state. The new Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation means changes in the placement of smoke alarms, type of smoke alarm technology, and Queensland Smoke Alarm requirements for properties depending on their use. The safety [...]

Home Fire Alarms: Requirements Under the New Laws

Not all home fire alarms are created equal. They differ in price, features, and response time. In Queensland, not just any type of smoke alarm will do. The amended smoke alarm legislation has stringent requirements and schedule of implementation when it comes to the home fire alarms to install. Here are the important requirements for home [...]

Why Use Photoelectric Smoke Detectors?

The installation of photoelectric smoke detectors is one of the major changes in the new Smoke Alarm legislation in Queensland. Under the new laws, smoke detectors in every property must comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014 and should be installed within the required time frame depending on the type and use of the property. Through this [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|2 Comments

Are Your Smoke Alarms Compliant with AS 3786-2014?

Changes in the smoke alarm legislation are taking fire safety in Queensland to the next level. The new rules cover the timeframe of implementation depending on the type and use of property, placement of fire detectors, and the technology standards to follow. With these amendments, the state now has the toughest laws in Australia when [...]

Ionisation vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Queensland now has the toughest smoke alarm laws in Australia. Under the amended rules, all new alarms that go into the property starting January 1, 2017, must be photoelectric smoke alarms and comply with Australian Standards 3786-2014. Why does the new legislation require the installation of photoelectric smoke alarms over ionisation? Let’s take a closer [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Smoke Alarm Legislation|0 Comments