Smoke alarms

Protect your family members from fire risk. There were 24,502 fires in 2018.

A Smoke alarm is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Thus, if you have smoke alarm in your home, It will work both as a preventative method to fires and an early detection system. Smoke alarms will give you a better chance of getting everyone out safely.

The NSW fire and rescue state that:

“The risk of a fatality in a home fire is halved if there is a working smoke alarm in a residential dwelling.”

Why is having a smoke alarm important?

Every year there is an increase in home fires

Acts as an early warning system as soon as smoke is detected

Protects your home and family members from risk

Provides you with peace of mind during the night

Smoke Alarm Maintenance:

For your smoke alarms to work to their full capacity, they should undergo regular maintenance. This includes:

Every month: Testing your smoke alarms

Every six months: cleaning your smoke alarm to remove dust particles that could prevent the smoke alarms working.

Every year: Replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Every 10 years: Replacing your smoke alarm.

electrician maintaining a smoke alarm
battery smoke alarm

What types of smoke detectors can I have installed?

There are two main smoke alarms that are installed in our homes:

Battery Operated

The most popular smoke alarm’s are battery operated, they work independently of each other and can be installed anywhere within your house. The batteries can last for up to 10 years if it is a lithium-ion battery or you can go for the cheaper option of 9V batteries which must be replaced every year.

Hard wired smoke alarms

Hard-wired (240v) Smoke alarms are connected directly to the power mains in the house. These also feature a backup battery system to ensure that even in a blackout, you’ll still be safe. These smoke alarms provide peace-of-mind to the highest extent.

How can I protect myself with surge protection?

The two ways to protect your property from catastrophic electrical surges are:


Installing surge protectors into your switchboard which protects electrical equipment against over voltage’s caused by lightning. These are very helpful in protecting your home from power surges and can save you a lot of money.


The second way to protect your devices and appliances from power surges are to use localised power surge safety boards, connected directly into your power points. These boards will protect any devices connected into them. Power safety switch boards are not as effective in protecting from power surges, they serve as your insurance against electric shock. They are designed to prevent injury.

Why select Ampower Electrical Group?

Ampower Electrical Group is a team of qualified electricians who have the ability to install and maintain smoke alarms all across Sydney. Protect your family by having a smoke alarm installed by one of our trusted electricians.

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