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Smoke alarm FAQs

Smoke Alarms Help Save Lives

Homes can burn to the ground in less than 15 minutes. 

Early warning alarms like interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms can give you and your family the best chance of escape.

All Clipsal smoke alarms are of the highest quality, meeting all relevant Australian Standards.

Clipsal Fire Tek® alarms are audited and tested annually to carry the 5 Ticks mark of quality assurance from SAI Global.

Photoelectric Alarms

A smoldering fire is the most common and high-risk fire in the home. Clipsal Fire Tek® Photoelectric smoke alarms reliably detect smoke from such fires, before it becomes flaming and potentially impossible to escape.

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Interconnected Smoke Alarms

The Clipsal Fire Tek® smoke alarm can be interconnected wired or wirelessly. This ensures if one alarm detects smoke, all alarms activate. Providing greater warning if far away from detecting alarm in larger homes or bedrooms.

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Is your smoke alarm chirping?

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How to maintain your smoke alarm

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Every Month

Test your smoke alarm using the test/hush button and check the batteries with mains power switched off. Clean the alarm by removing dust and insects.

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Every three months

Vacuum your smoke alarm. Spray insect repellent on a cloth and wipe the ceiling around the smoke alarm. Test the smoke alarm after cleaning.

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Every Year

Replace the back-up battery annually. Choose a recurring date that’s easy to remember (birthdays, end/start of daylight saving).

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Every 10 Years

All smoke alarms have a limited service life of 10 years. After that period, the entire smoke alarm unit must be replaced with a new one.

Why is maintenance so important?

Smoke alarms are an important safety device in the home designed to give early warning of a fire, so residents have enough time to escape safely.

It’s very important to ensure smoke alarms are always working properly. Like other electrical accessories in the home, smoke alarms require maintenance to ensure efficient and effective operation.

Proper maintenance can also reduce the likelihood of any false alarms.

Smoke Alarm Legislation

The Building Code of Australia's installation recommendations

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