News & Industry Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest smoke alarm related news. Read industry articles and media releases about changes to legislative requirements and handy tips on how to ensure your investment remains complaint.

News & Industry Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest smoke alarm related news. Read industry articles and media releases about changes to legislative requirements and handy tips on how to ensure your investment remains complaint.

More than just changing the battery and pushing the test button

batteries 3cb88a1fApril Fools Day is commonly known as the day each year when many Australians change their smoke alarm batteries. For a landlord or property owner, smoke alarm compliance is much more than just changing a battery and testing an alarm. By simply pushing the test button of an alarm, you are not meeting the required duty of care. It is best practice to ensure:

• All alarms meet Australian Standard 3786:2014.

• All alarms satisfy the requirements of the Building Code of Australia Part 3.7.2 in regard to placement and position.

• All alarms are not past their expiry date (all smoke alarms, including 240v hard wired alarms must be replaced within 10 years of the manufacture date).

• The battery has been tested to ensure more than 80% charge and replaced if required.

• The audible output of each smoke alarm has been tested to ensure no less than 85dba.

• The alarms have been cleaned and sprayed with compressed air to remove dirt, debris and insects.

• The alarm has been removed from the ceiling, the connections checked and the power supply to 240v hard wired alarms has been confirmed with a Voltmeter.

• Alarms are positioned in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

• Any faulty or expired alarms that are required for compliance are replaced. (This is free of charge under the Smoke Alarm Solutions $99 Platinum Annual Smoke Alarm Service.)

 

Property Managers are generally not appropriately qualified or trained to ensure total smoke alarm compliance so why not leave it to the professionals. Remove your risk and liability by enrolling in a Smoke Alarm Solutions Annual Service today!

 

Email info@smokealarmsolutions.com.au or call 1300 852 301 to ensure you are adequately protected.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.
  • A very responsive team and good follow up with our tenants in arranging inspections. We purchased rent rolls from other agencies and the transition of the smoke alarm services from the previous agencies to us is easy and seamless! We are confident with the teams’ services and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone!

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  • As a Principal of a Real Estate agency, we are always diligent to ensure that the agency and our properties meet all current legislation and compliance. After using several different companies for Smoke Alarm compliance over the years, none compare to the professionalism of Smoke Alarm Solutions.

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  • As a Property Manager, I've found Lisa (Business Development Manager) to be an asset to the company, and of great assistance to us. She has regularly kept in contact, and never too busy to find the answers to our questions. The service team have attended when requested and the compliance reports sent through promptly. We look forward to our continued collaboration.

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  • All Smoke Alarm Solutions staff are well versed in the current and new upcoming legislation and are always helpful and professional from the administration team to the technicians attending on site. Respectful of our tenants and the property, the technicians are fantastic. The invoices and quotes are easy for our Landlords to read and understand.
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  • We returned to Smoke Alarm Solutions after using a smaller company, we were tired of our calls not being returned and waiting for invoices. When we transferred back nothing was a hassle and Brendan went out of his way to make our job as Property Managers easier. Our tenants and Landlords have peace of mind with the 24/7 emergency service and now receive invoices within 24 hours of the job being carried out.

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  • Ironfish have been working with Smoke Alarm Solutions for a number of years now, and we found them to be professional and on top of the legislations. Bonnie Hutchison, in particular has been wonderful to deal with. A true star for their company!

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  • Smoke Alarm Solutions even offered a free information training session to help to further educate our property management staff. The new online portal is an absolute dream for us busy professionals and is just another reason why we cannot recommend Smoke Alarm Solutions enough.

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  • Thank you for all the assistance you provide our team. You and your team are always, experienced, prompt and helpful with everything we ask.
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  • There are a lot of other companies out there that will dazzle you with their selling skills, promise you the world and may even offer cheaper rates but after taking over a rent roll of hundreds to find that owners were being charged by another company but not one property was actually visited or met the required criteria, we just wouldn’t risk giving our business to anyone but Smoke Alarm Solutions. Professional, ethical and by far the best smoke alarm specialist around!
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