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Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are mandatory for all new buildings and in some instances when buildings are being renovated.

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.

NSW fire services recommend all residents:

Legislation requires all NSW residents must have at least one working smoke alarm installed outside sleeping areas on each level of their home which meets the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786. 

To maximise the opportunity for early warning in all fire scenarios, NSW Fire Brigade recommends the installation of photoelectric alarms, hard wired and interconnected in all residential accommodation.

Mains powered smoke alarms must be installed by a licensed electrician.