Smoke Alarm Installation Sydney

Action Electricians provide high quality, fast and reliable smoke alarm installations in Sydney which help you get to safety when the worst happens. This includes home fire alarm installation, repairs, testing and routine maintenance.

The importance of home fire alarm installations in Sydney.

Smoke detector installation can greatly increase your chances of escaping and surviving a house fire – a correct smoke detector installation process is a crucial aspect of any home.


Choosing the type of smoke detector to use, as well as where to place them, can be a confusing process. Therefore, it is important that your home fire alarm installation process is carried out by a fully licensed electrician.


Who installs smoke alarms?

Given current (2020) NSW laws and regulations, smoke detector installation in Sydney must be carried out by a fully licensed electrician. Additionally, there are numerous rules regarding smoke detector placement and quantity.


Action Electricians will ensure that your home is effectively protected from house fires whilst following all necessary regulations.

Smoke alarm installation Sydney – what type of alarm should I use?

There are a few different types of smoke detectors available for a residential setting. Making the correct choice will depend on your home layout and other factors, however in NSW, the recommended choice is a photoelectric smoke alarm.


In addition, there are various features that can be found in smoke alarms; these include test and hush buttons, an escape light, battery or mains power, and more.


For further information in regard to choosing a smoke alarm to install, check out our article on How to Choose a Smoke Detector: The Ultimate Guide.

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Within Australia, laws surrounding smoke alarm installation and maintenance differ from state to state. In NSW, the legal requirements are as follows:

  • Smoke alarms must be installed on every level of your home


  • Alarms should be installed in hallways close to bedrooms, with more than one necessary depending on your home layout


  • These are minimum requirements, however Fire and Rescue NSW recommends interconnected alarms in all bedrooms and living spaces


  • Smoke alarms need to meet Australian Standards 3786 (AS3786)

There are many options when it comes to choosing a smoke alarm – get in touch with a fully licensed electrician to find out which smoke alarm is suitable for your home.

Smoke alarms are required to be replaced at least every 10 years; however, it is recommended that they are replaced more frequently. Furthermore, they should be regularly cleaned, maintained, tested and repaired when necessary.

Action Electricians cover a wide area within Sydney, NSW. Wherever you are within our service range, we’ll happily come to you. Get in touch or check out or service areas page to find out more.

As previously mentioned, smoke alarms must be installed on every level of your home, and the optimal positions for these alarms is in hallways outside bedrooms. The optimal smoke alarm layout includes devices in every bedroom, living space, and garage.

Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odourless and invisible gas, that is highly toxic. Carbon monoxide alarms should, ideally, be placed in any room with a fuel burning appliance, remote rooms that are often occupied, and in every bedroom. It should also be placed in houses with central heating systems. For more information, get in touch with a licensed electrician.

There are a few steps involved in cleaning and maintaining your smoke alarm.

  • You should test your smoke alarm batteries monthly, through use of the test button.


  • Twice a year, you should use a vacuum to remove dust from your smoke alarms.


  • Yearly, ensure that any lead or alkaline batteries are replaced.


  • Replace all smoke alarms within 10 years. 

Enquire with us for a smoke detector insallation in Sydney.

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