Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

AGS Electrical & Air Solutions not only install smoke alarms in your home we can come and test them for you, and ensure they meet current standards as Queensland smoke alarm laws have recently changed.

Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarm testing and installation

What’s required by law?

When it is time for your property’s alarms to be upgraded, those alarms must:

be photoelectric and comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014
not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
be less than 10 years old; and
operate when tested; and
be interconnected with every other ‘required’ smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
Any existing smoke alarm being replaced from 1 January 2017 must be a photoelectric-type alarm which complies with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

If a smoke alarm which is hardwired to the domestic power supply needs replacement, it must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.

In existing domestic dwellings, it is possible to have a combination of smoke alarms (240v and battery operated) and interconnectivity can be both wired and wireless.

For more information Visit Qld Fire & Emergency Services Website.