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.

Queensland’s Early Adopter Hotspots - Emerald the most compliant town

Early Adopters CorrectExclusive new data compiled by Smoke Alarm Solutions has identified Queensland’s new smoke alarm legislation early adopter hotspots.

Emerald is the most compliant Queensland town by percentage with 93 properties already adopting the new legislation which will make the state the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.

Rockhampton is next followed by Mackay, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns.

Already hundreds of Brisbane properties have also implemented the new smoke alarm legislation which will come into effect 1 January 2022 and impact every Queensland rental property, 390,000 landlords and 15,000 property managers and real estate agents.

Smoke Alarm Solutions CEO Cameron Davis said the deadline may seem years away, but there’s a range of benefits of being a new smoke alarm legislation early adopter.

“Landlords, property managers and real estate agents who choose to wait risk compliance providers being overwhelmed and unable to fit you in,” Mr Davis said.

“Acting now and making your property compliant will also eliminate the forecast shortage of electricians and possible prices increases.

“You also can’t put a price on peace of mind. By acting sooner you’re also prioritising your tenants’ safety.”

The new legislation will ensure a higher level of safety in all rental properties. By 1 January 2022 all rental properties in Queensland must:

- Have smoke alarms installed in every bedroom;
- Have smoke alarms powered by either 240 volt or 10 year lithium batteries;
- Have interconnected smoke alarms;
- Have photoelectric smoke alarms;
- Ensure smoke alarms meet Australian Standard 3786:2014.

Property managers and landlords who do not comply by the deadline could face serious consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time.

Mr Davis also said it is essential agents and landlords source reputable smoke alarm compliance and maintenance operators so tenants are fully protected and received early warnings in the event of a house fire.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is the largest provider of smoke alarm compliance and maintenance services to the Australian real estate industry.

The company provides a comprehensive risk-mitigation service down Australia’s eastern seaboard, which ensures landlords do adhere to their legislative responsibilities, property managers meet their duty of care requirements and tenants are safe from the dangers of fire.

Smoke Alarm Solutions has also been proactive in educating the sector via its informative investor and Property Manager new legislation breakfasts, as well as partnering with the REIQ at their events.

Smoke Alarm Solutions’ primary aim is to provide a cost-effective and user-friendly service that will reduce the liability and stress surrounding such an imperative and intricate set of guidelines involved with smoke alarm compliance.

  • 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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