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Easy Smoke Alarm Checker

Ensure your home meets safety guidelines with our easy-to-use Smoke Alarm Calculator.
Determine the number of smoke alarms your home needs to stay safe and compliant.

It's not just about compliance, it's about the safety of your home !

Smoke Alarm Calculator

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It sounds like your smoke alarms are in good condition. They must be replaced every 10 years, so be sure to mark the date in your calendar!

Disclaimer:
This smoke alarm calculator provides an estimated number of alarms based on general guidelines. The actual requirement for your home may vary and should be confirmed by our team during an on-site visit. For a precise assessment and to ensure full compliance with safety regulations, please contact Electrical Contracting Queensland.

Why the Right Number of Smoke Alarms Matters

Smoke alarm installation isn’t merely about fulfilling legal requirements; it’s about ensuring that every nook and cranny of your home gets timely alerts in the unfortunate event of a fire. Here’s why accurate placement and numbers matter:

"Sam is our go-to Mr Fix It for anything electrical related!! He’s personable, professional and very reasonably priced. He has completed a lot of investigative work on our new home and is always willing to go above and beyond to help! Highly recommend!"
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Identifying Your Current Smoke Alarm

Based on the latest legislation, your home should be equipped with photoelectric smoke alarms and should be replaced every 10 years.

Photoelectric alarms use a light beam to detect the presence of smoke and are considered more reliable. Do not use alarms with ionisation sensors, as they are no longer compliant with current regulations. If you’re unsure what’s in your home, you can check the manufacturing label which should state if it is an ionisation or photoelectric smoke alarm. This label will also list the manufacturing date. If there’s no visible date, it’s best to replace them to make sure it’s no more than 10 years old.

TIP: If the label doesn’t specify, look for the radioactive symbol. This may be written in the back of the smoke alarm. This indicates it is an ionisation sensor and should be replaced.

ionisation smoke alarm symbol

What do our customers say?

Trust a friendly, family-owned business with your electrical needs. Take a look at what some recent clients had to say:

Campbell Ruffin
Campbell Ruffin
9. May, 2024.
The team at ECQ were fantastic from start to finish. Sam was a great help in explaining our options and his team of Duncan, Sam and Dave were efficient, clean and well prepared to complete the job on the day… at a great price and high quality of work too! I can’t recommend them enough. We will definitely be calling ECQ for any future jobs we need done
Matthew Malt
Matthew Malt
7. May, 2024.
Excellent job from Luke and ECQ . Very happy
Nick Varley
Nick Varley
24. April, 2024.
These guys are fantastic, Luke was a pleasure to deal with & his work quality outstanding. Thanks again men & see you on the next job.
Matt Wicks
Matt Wicks
16. April, 2024.
Couldn't be happier with the results ECQ produced with our kitchen renovation. Shout out to Luke who put in a huge day fitting everything off so we could move back in. I will be absolutely recommending these guys to anyone who needs electrical work done.
Les Riley
Les Riley
8. April, 2024.
Duncan was excellent....quick, thorough, professional and friendly. An extra little job was no problem....thanks Duncan!
Ryan Giacci
Ryan Giacci
27. March, 2024.
ECQ are responsive, professional and offer great follow up support when needed.
Madonna Salouk
Madonna Salouk
27. March, 2024.
Had a problem with a sensor light that stopped working and ECQ electrical followed up on warranty info and came in quickly to replace it for me. They worked around my schedule and were efficient and very professional. Luke even had a look another issue I had been having and fixed it for me at the same time. Highly recommend. Quality work and well priced
John Hardy
John Hardy
28. February, 2024.
top service, great team
Lindy
Lindy
21. February, 2024.
Outstanding service & professionalism. Service technicians are punctual and completes all work as agreed. Honest & reliable - I highly recommend. They will always be my go to in future for any electrical issues.

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