Smoke Alarms

A smoke alarm can save lives. Wise Group Security supply, install, test and maintain range of smoke alarms.

Legislation requires all NSW residents must have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of their home. This includes owner occupied, rental properties, relocatable homes, caravans and campervans or any other residential building where people sleep.

Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants. They detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property. Smoke alarms are designed to detect fire smoke and emit a loud and distinctive sound to alert occupants of potential danger.

There are a number of different types of smoke alarms available: ionisation, photoelectric, carbon monoxide, alarms for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, alarms with emergency lights and special models for kitchens and relocatable homes. All of these smoke alarms differ in how they detect smoke and/or alert people.

Fire & Rescue NSW strongly recommend that you install a photoelectric type smoke alarm that is hard wired and interconnected. Photoelectric alarms appear to be superior to ionisation alarms in most circumstances, and there is little appreciable difference in performance during flaming fires. Therefore, photoelectric alarms may provide a faster warning in many circumstances.

Our smoke alarms can be stand alone battery operated, hardwired and interconnected or integrated into a new or existing alarm system which can be monitored along with your alarm through back to base monitoring.

Maintaining a smoke alarm is critical to ensure its effectiveness in case of a fire. Wise Group Security offer a range of assessment, testing and maintenance services, conducted by qualified and experienced professionals. Our smoke alarm maintenance programs include:

  • Audit to ensure correct quantity, positioning, fitting and quality of installed smoke alarms -Replacing or repositioning smoke alarms where required to meet building, fire and safety standards.
  • Complete testing of smoke alarm functionality, including checking/replacing batteries, clearing any ventilation blockages, removing dust/grime and testing with simulated smoke.
  • Verify and record expiry dates on all alarms and ensure that alarms meet Australian Standards.
  • Issuing a certificate of compliance for the property, where appropriate.