Installing and maintaining smoke alarms is one of the most important aspects of owning home, Working smoke alarms is what gives you and your family those vital extra minutes to escape an unexpected and potentially fatal fire.
The new Queensland legislation specifies all Queensland homes will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in
all bedrooms and hallways that connect the bedrooms with the rest of the home, including all levels.
What does this mean for your home?
1/1/2017 - All new homes and substantially renovated homes are required to have interconnected smoke alarms.
1/1/2022 - All homes being leased or sold must have interconnected smoke alarms
1/1/2027 - ALL homes in Queensland will legally be required to have interconnected smoke alarms.
These smoke alarms react faster, and the interconnected system will allow family members in all rooms a better chance of escaping. You will need an accredited electrician to install these smoke alarms, here at Spectrum we recommend the Clipsal 240V interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms.
ALL smoke alarms should be tested every month, and every three months the back up battery should be changed, Below is a short video to help teach you how to check your smoke alarm is in good working order, and how to change your back up battery.
How to change a battery in a smoke alarm:
If you have any further questions in regards to interconnected smoke alarm installation or how to make sure smoke alarms are in good working condition please do not hesitate to contact our team on