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.

You’re safer, by acting sooner. Queensland Legislation Upgrade

Queensland New Legislation Upgrade – Don't Delay

Happy FamilyQueensland’s largest smoke alarm compliance provider has warned against waiting until the eleventh hour to adhere to upcoming legislation changes.

The overhaul of Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation comes into effect 1 January 2022 and will impact every one of the state’s estimated 550,000 rental properties.

Agents and landlords who do not comply could face serious consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time.

Smoke Alarm Solutions CEO Cameron Davis said it’s safer, smarter and cheaper to act now.

“I don’t want a repeat of the pink bats fiasco or the pool fence compliance debacle,” Mr Davis said.

“There were tragic repercussions because everyone waited until the last moment."

“If I was a real estate agent or landlord I’d be acting now to ensure the properties under my care were compliant with the upcoming smoke alarm legislation changes."

“You can’t put a price on peace of mind and safety.”

The new legislation will ensure a higher level of safety in all rental properties. From 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

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

“The legislation changes has seen dodgy smoke alarm compliance providers and industry cowboys with limited experience popping up all over the place,” Mr Davis said. 

“If your smoke alarm compliance provider places profit above safety, it’s time to find a new provider.” 

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 working in concert with 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.

For additional information on the services provided by Smoke Alarm Solutions, Australia’s leading smoke alarm provider, visit  View Our Services

 

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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