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Why You Really Should Get Your Smoke Alarms in your Home

Why You Really Should Get Smoke Alarms in Your Sydney Home

Fire safety is paramount in any home, and one of the simplest and easiest ways to keep everyone safe is to install a smoke detector alarm at various points around your house. Ampower Electrical Group in Sydney delivers a range of professional smoke alarm solutions, so we know what it takes to achieve high standards of fire safety. Read our quick guide to smoke alarm compliance and fire safety at home. We are always happy to answer your questions and provide expert advice and guidance. Get in touch with us for a comprehensive service.

The Importance of Smoke Alarms

Early detection of fires saves lives and smoke alarms are a key tool for noticing fires as quickly as possible. In accordance with New South Wales law, smoke detectors must be placed on each floor of your dwelling. Any structure used as a dwelling qualifies, whether it is the owner’s primary residence, a rental unit, a mobile home, a camper, or a van.

Types of Smoke Alarms

There are two main types of smoke alarm: ionization and photoelectric. We recommend photoelectric smoke alarms that are powered by your mains electricity, as these offer better early detection. Compared to alarms powered by a battery, they are also powered more reliably from your home electrical system while being less likely to cause false alarms from cooking. If you need advice on the best types of smoke alarms for your home, then Ampower Electrical Group is available to assist you. Just get in touch and we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

Smoke Alarm Compliance: Installation and Placement

If your smoke alarms are mains powered then they must be installed by a qualified electrician. If installing battery-operated models yourself, you should avoid damp or humid areas and anywhere near cooking appliances. Your alarms should be installed at every level of your home, and placed in the middle of the ceiling, never on a wall or at an angle.

Ensuring Proper Functionality

You should check and test your smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are working properly. If you have battery-operated smoke alarms, the battery should be replaced annually. If your alarms are connected to the mains, it is recommended that you get an experienced electrician to carry out servicing and maintenance. At Ampower Electrical Group, we provide a full range of smoke alarm solutions so you can have peace of mind that your system is in great working order. Feel free to give us a call and our team will be happy to tell you more about what we do and how we can help you.

Ensure your family’s safety by installing smoke detector alarm systems in your home. Contact Ampower Electrical Group today and we will provide a comprehensive service. You can contact us online or call us on 02 9052 0867.

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