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Smoke Alarm Systems

Smoke Alarm Systems

Tagee is one one of the leading Fire Protection Service providers in Perth. We provide supply and services for many Fire Safety Equipents and products including Smoke Alarm Systems in Perth. Smoke Alarm Systems provide the earliest possible warning of an impending fire hazard. Smoke Alarm Systems are very useful plays important role to maintain the safety of your employees, property and your home. Our certified technicians provide smoke alarm inspections, installationsrepairs and servicing for your homes and businesses. Smoke Alarm Systems provides constant monitoring to ensure round the clock protection of your premises.

Smoke Alarm System In Perth

Smoke Alarm Systems plays important role in Fire Protection Services, Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

At Tagee We supply and install a wide range of smoke alarms to suit homes and businesses, including 240v photoelectric smoke alarms, long-life lithium alarms, hearing-impaired alarms and more.

Types of smoke alarms

There are lots of different types of smoke alarms, so it is important to understand which option is best for your property, and why.

The two types of smoke alarms used in Western Australia use either ionisation or photoelectric smoke sensors. The difference is in the smoke sensing technology used, which affects how the device reacts to a fire.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms :

Photoelectric technology works by detecting large particles in the air. In modern homes, furnishings contain a significant amount of synthetic materials that smoulder and give off large, visible smoke particles when they burn. Photoelectric technology is more sensitive to the large smoke particles produced by smouldering fires. This means a fire can be detected sooner, and why we recommend you use photoelectric smoke alarms.

Ionisation Smoke Alarms :

Ionisation technology works by detecting large amounts of very small particles in the air. The amount of small particles required to set off an ionisation smoke alarm are generally only produced by flaming fires or from very hot surfaces.

This means the smoke from smouldering fires, which give off lower amounts of large particles, will take longer to be detected.

Ionisation smoke alarms are also more prone to nuisance alarms from cooking and should not be installed near kitchens.

Mains Powered Smoke Alarms: 

We recommend installing mains powered smoke alarms for all homes, as they are more reliable and a safer choice for your household.

You are required by law to install mains powered smoke alarms if your home:

  • Is newly built since 1 July 1997.
  • Has undergone significant renovations since 1 July 1997.
  • Has transferred ownership since 1 October 2009.
  • Has been made available for rent or hire since 1 October 2009.

Important note: All mains powered smoke alarms must be installed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Battery Operated Smoke Alarms:

If mains powered smoke alarms are outside your budget, the next best option is long-life lithium powered (10 year) smoke alarms. These smoke alarms will give you up to 10 years of smoke detection without needing to replace the batteries.

The benefits include:

  • No more flat battery ‘chirps’ or ‘beeps’ to deal with.
  • No need to pay for replacement batteries each year.
  • No need to climb ladders to replace batteries every year.

You can also install battery operated smoke alarms that have a user-replaceable battery, however you will need to change the 9-volt battery at least once a year.


Installing Smoke Alarm Systems

With minimum requirement of one smoke alarm per level, Fire and Rescue research recommends installing smoke alarms in all bedrooms and living spaces (including hallways and stairways) and even the garage. Avoid fitting smoke alarms in or near your kitchen or bathroom. The ideal position is on the ceiling between sleeping and living areas.


Maintaining Smoke Alarm Systems

For better performance and avoid inconvenience Fire Alarm Systems should be tested at least once in a month.

Following is how you can maintain your Fire Alarm Systems.

Once a month:

Test your smoke alarm batteries every month by pressing and holding the test button for at least five seconds until you hear the beeps.

Every 6 months:

Vacuum dust off your smoke alarms every six months.

Keeping your smoke alarm free of particles to help reduce false alarms and ensure smoke can easily reach the internal sensor.

Every year:

Replace lead or alkaline batteries every 12 months.

Every 10 years:

Replace all smoke alarms with new 10-year lithium powered smoke alarms every 10 years, or earlier if specified by the manufacturer.

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