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.

Who Are You Trusting to Upgrade Your Properties to New Legislation?

Published August 2021

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia’s leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry and we have been providing peace of mind for Queensland Property Managers since 2007.

New Queensland legislation for rental properties is only four months away and we are incredibly concerned with the growing trend we are witnessing as we edge closer to the smoke alarm deadline, with a steep increase of 2022 non-compliance in properties where an attempt to upgrade has been carried out by another smoke alarm provider
 
The 2022 QLD legislation is strict and complex. We are seeing an overwhelming number of new companies and local electricians entering the smoke alarm compliance market, especially in regional Queensland. These opportunistic companies are aiming to take advantage of the change in legislation and often don’t have the necessary skillset or understanding of the legislation to ensure compliance is met. This situation seems to be escalating - particularly in the last six months.

In July the below rates of non-compliance were observed in regional Queensland properties where an attempt had been made to upgrade to 2022 legislation using a third-party provider:

Cairns – 32%
Townsville – 59%
Mackay – 27%
Rockhampton – 61%
Gladstone – 42%

The below image is one such example of poor workmanship, where the battery back-up to the 240 volt hard wired alarm is broken and has been ‘repaired’ with tape. This would lead to the alarm’s warranty being void and the inability to guarantee the alarm’s service life or effectiveness.

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If you are using another provider and have concerns about the compliance of your rent roll, please get in contact with us today. We can carry out a free rent roll health check for you. 

We have a large and experienced workforce, which can assist you and your landlords meet the important new compliance standards in a swift and cost-effective manner.

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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