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Smoke Alarms

Protect your home against fire with Upside Down's smoke alarm installation. Our team of professional and fully licensed electricians are available 24/7 and ready to help with a range of smoke alarm services for residential properties.

Same Day Smoke Detector Installation

Fast moving and dangerous fires can strike at any time and start anywhere in the home. Without appropriate warning you might not notice until it's too late. When you call the team at Upside Down you can have a licenced electrician at your house on the same day*.

Smoke alarms are required by law in all Australian homes as the first line of defence to alert you, your neighbours, or even the fire department (or local emergency services) in the event of a house fire.

Regulations around smoke alarm installation are mostly uniform across Australia, however the guidelines may vary slightly by state. At a minimum, every property is required to have at least one smoke alarm. Some states will require one alarm per floor, or even one alarm for every individual room of a house.

If you're unsure about your obligations, don't worry because we've got you covered. Every electrician at Upside Down is required to maintain an up to date working knowledge of the smoke alarm regulations, and is qualified to perform a thorough check to ensure your house is appropriately fit out to comply with local building regulations.

Contact Upside Down today to find out more!

Smoke Detector Replacement

Smoke alarm laws around the country require homes to have a minimum of one or more working smoke alarms installed. It's also required that smoke alarms must be up to date and and in working order, with a wired connection to the mains power.

That's right, it's important to consider not only the placement of the smoke alarm itself but also the power source, whether it's part of an interconnected system, and how old the system is. If taken care of, smoke alarms can last for 10 years after which time they will need to be replaced. However, as laws have been updated to improve the safety of homes, you may find that your lone, old, battery powered smoke alarm just doesn't cut it anymore.

Whether your smoke alarms aren't working as well as they should, or you simply want your old system replaced with a newer one for peace of mind, then call Upside Down today. We can replace your ionisation smoke alarms with photoelectric smoke alarms, or have your old battery operated detectors replaced with a wired network of interconnected alarms to protect you and loved ones in a worse case scenario.

Professional Smoke Alarm Services

It's not only for safety, but also a legal requirement that your house is fit with smoke alarms that comply with operational, quality, and placement standards.

Every year, fire destroys thousands of Australian homes and the loss of life would be catastrophic without suitable smoke alarms.

Your best protection against the risk of fires is with faulty professional smoke alarm installation. A licensed electrician from Upside Down will ensure the optimal positioning and compliance of your smoke alarms with national fire safety regulations.

Best of all, smoke alarm services can easily be scheduled alongside at any time of the day, and you won't pay extra for jobs booked after hours or on weekends. There's no better time than now to make sure your smoke alarm service is up to standard. Don't put your safety on hold, call Upside Down today and book a time that suits you.

Smoke Alarm Testing Services

Upside Down's smoke alarm testing services are conducted by our team of professional, fully licensed electricians. Every electrician is qualified to test all types of smoke detectors to ensure they comply with standards, and has up to date knowledge of all the local laws.

Your local Upside Down electrician may check to ensure that your smoke alarm system:

  • Meets the minimum requirement for number of smoke alarms
  • Has sufficient coverage of the house
  • Uses detectors that are up to date
  • Functions at the required level
  • Complies with electrical wiring requirements (if necessary)

Once the electrician has thoroughly tested your smoke alarms, you'll be issued with a certificate of compliance.
When you need hard wired smoke alarms, contact Upside Down and get the job done right.

Interest Free** Smoke Alarm Services

Smoke alarm installation and maintenance is a matter of safety, and a legal requirement. If you’re still not convinced, here are a few more reasons you should call us today to ensure your house meets smoke alarm safety compliance.

For all smoke alarm services, Upside Down offers:

  • Licensed fully qualified contractors
  • 24/7 availability
  • No additional cost for work done after hours or on weekend
  • Same-day service guarantee*
  • Service within the hour upon request*
  • Upfront fixed-price quotes
  • Interest free** payment options
  • 12-month workmanship warranty
  • $20 million public liability insurance

We offer a range of interest free** payment plans to eligible customers through providers Humm and Zip. You can choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront. The easy application process can be done by your on-site technician and approval usually takes only a few minutes.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

If you need to install smoke alarms in your home or replace existing smoke alarms, call the team at Upside Down. We can have a licensed electrician at your home at a time that suits you. With our flexible options and same-day service, we can have your home fit out with hard wired smoke alarms in no time.

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Smoke Alarms FAQ

Do you have any questions about smoke alarms? We can answer all your questions here.

Yes. The Building Code of Australia requires every home and business to have a smoke alarm. Every house built since 1997 must have one hardwired to the mains power supply. It is also required to be replaced every 10 years. Each state and territory may have slightly different rules. However, the recommendation also extends to a central location for smoke detectors in a hallway near bedrooms, and on every floor of a multi-storey house. This means you need at least one per house but it could be three or more.

Smoke detectors come in two different types – ionisation and photoelectric. They work in different ways. Ionisation contains a very small amount of radioactive material. Ionised air flows in a current between two electronically charged plates, where smoke will disrupt the airflow, activating the alarm. Photoelectric uses light aimed into a sensing chamber and angled away from the sensor. As smoke enters, the light reflects onto the sensor, triggering the alarm.

Smoke detectors last up to 10 years. After a decade they must be replaced to comply with industry standards. If you’re unsure of the age of yours, just check the unit for a date of manufacture or expiry date. You can also contact the manufacturer or supplier for details, providing the batch or serial number that’s on the unit.

No, it’s unlikely that vape will trigger an alarm as the vapour particles are not thick like smoke is. With a rise in e-cigarettes and vape pens there has been an increased concern in setting off smoke detectors. Although it’s not likely to trigger an alarm, we’d recommend not to vape near one, just in case.
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Upside Down is located throughout Australia. You’ll find our expert tradespeople operating in capital cities and major metropolitan areas. Call now to find out more.

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