Smoke Alarm Installation, Testing, Maintenance and Replacement on the Sunshine Coast

Secure your house and your family’s safety with compliant and effectve smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms services to give you peace of mind

Smoke alarms are one of the most important devices in any household, not only to comply with the latest Queensland regulations but most importantly, to protect you and your family.

Tenmen Electrical has a team of certified electricians that can perform any type of work to ensure you have a safe place and won’t have any issues with the law.

In Queensland, the new smoke alarm legislation requires that by 2027, all dwellings must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in every bedroom, in hallways, and on every level.

The measures aim to create safer homes and protect people’s lives since photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective and can detect smoke in the earlier stages when compared to the ionisation models that are being replaced. Also, having them all interconnected means that when one alarm is triggered, all alarms will sound and warn everyone about the fire, giving people more time to escape.

New Queensland Smoke Alarm Laws

So, according to the new law, smoke alarms in all dwellings must:

  • be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014);
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor;
  • be hardwired to the mains power supply with a secondary power source (i.e. battery);
  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.


Also, it requires smoke alarms to be installed on each storey:

  • in each bedroom; and
  • in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling;
  • if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey;
  • if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.


The law has been divided into 3 implementation stages.

In the first stage, all houses and units approved to be built or substantially renovated after 1 January 2017 must comply with the new smoke alarm requirements.

The second stage starts from the 1st of January of 2022 and establishes that all houses or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, need to comply with the new regulation before the next lease that commences.

Finally, the last stage is set for the 1st of January 2027, when all dwellings must comply with the new law.

If your property is not compliant with the new law, you may be subject to loss of tenants and rental income, penalties for non-compliance and even insurance implications.

Smoke Alarm Installation on the Sunshine Coast

So, if you haven’t your smoke alarm replaced, serviced or tested recently, give Tenmen a call and we’ll make sure your home is not only compliant but most importantly, is a safe place for you and your family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ionisation alarms, the ones that have to be replaced, will have a label with a radioactive symbol (☢) attached to the back/base of the alarm.
To be compliant, new smoke alarms have to be photoelectric and comply with the Australian Standard 3786-2014. If compliant, the device will be marked with AS 3786-2014.
Smoke alarms older than 10 years of age must be replaced with a photoelectric smoke alarm that complies with the Australian Standard 3786-2014. The manufacturing date of the smoke alarm should be stamped on the back of the device.
It is recommended to test smoke alarms at least once a year. In the case of rental properties, the law requires smoke alarms to be tested and cleaned within 30 days before the start of a tenancy, and at least once every 12 months.
According to statistics, having a working smoke alarm in your home can reduce by 50% the risk of dying in a fire and 70% of fire-related deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that didn’t work.


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