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Types of Smoke Alarms

While only a small device, smoke alarms are vital in ensuring lives are protected. They are responsible for not only detecting a fire, but to also alert residents of a fire, waking them up and in time to escape the property safely.

There are two types of smoke alarms that are designed to detect a fire- Photoelectric and Ionisation smoke alarms. The way each alarm type operates means that they detect fires at different stages.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Photoelectric smoke alarms are designed to ‘see’ the smoke before it bursts into flames. They are able to detect slow burning smouldering fires significantly earlier than ionisation smoke alarms. As a result of early detection, occupants are able to escape the property safely while the level of smoke is low and the air is breathable.

Ionisation Smoke Alarms

Ionisation smoke alarms are designed to ‘smell’ the smoke that comes from the flames of a fire. They are able to detect fast flaming fires. Because ionisation smoke alarms take longer to respond to smouldering fires, breathing and visibility problems may occur, making escape more difficult for occupants.

Our Approach

Many residential fires begin as smouldering ones, often caused by appliances used in our everyday living. When appliances are used the wrong way, are plugged into an overloaded power point or are left on for a long period of time, the small fires that may start are best detected using photoelectric smoke alarms. The extra warning time they give can provide precious minutes for residents to either deal with the fire or escape the property.

Fire and Rescue Authorities across Australia recommend the use of photoelectric smoke alarms when installing new and replacing existing smoke alarms. As the leading and most trusted smoke alarm service provider in Australia, Smoke Alarms Australia have adopted a policy to use only top quality photoelectric smoke alarms in every property serviced.

We are committed to providing a service that protects real estate agents, property owners and tenants. As the responsible choice, our premium service allows us to help clients manage their duty of care. 

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We would recommend Smoke Alarms Australia to any real estate agency. They understand the requirements of the legislation and gives us 'peace of mind' by taking away the risk from our agency and landlords. They are trustworthy and reliable and understand the issues we deal with on a daily basis. The database that Smoke Alarms Australia maintains keeps a complete record of all our smoke alarm activities and they are happy to deal with our tenants direct. We don't have to worry about a thing.

Janeen Joyce
LJ Hooker Wynnum
Senior Property Manager

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