Professional Installation and Maintenance of Smoke Alarms
We specialise in the following types of smoke alarms:
Ionisation Smoke Alarms
Strobe Lights for Hearing Impaired
Photo Electric Smoke Alarms
Your satisfaction and safety are our top priority, and we can tailor a smoke alarm installation package to suit your home and budget.
Inspect your smoke alarms & sleep assured knowing we have checked them
Proctor Electrical are here to inspect your smoke alarms & replace if need be
Step 1 - Contacting Us
From the moment you contact us, we will provide you with the right advice on how to remedy your electrical issue.
Step 2 - Request Assessment
After speaking with an expert, we will book you in for an on-site assessment.
Step 3 - Receive Quotation
Proctor Electrical will provide you with an accurate and detailed quote to resolve your issues.
Step 4 - Resolving The Issue
After approving our competitive quote, we will complete work to meet compliance standards in a timely manner.
Where must smoke alarms be installed?
Smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom and hallway of the house as a safety precaution. They should not be placed nearby to windows, fans, doorways or air-conditioners as this will render them ineffective in the event of a fire.
The most common smoke alarms installed within Australian homes are photo electric smoke alarms. They are installed on the ceiling, and if any smoke is detected they will sound an alarm which gives you enough time to prepare for evacuation or respond to the emergency.
For optimal safety and protection, smoke alarms should always be hardwired/interconnected to your main electrical systems to provide a steady supply of electricity. Proctor Electrical are well placed to assist you in this regard, and we also offer testing services to ensure your smoke alarms work as intended all year round.
For professional advice, testing and installation of smoke alarms give us a call today.
Smoke Alarm Technologies
There are a few different types of smoke alarms available, although photoelectric alarms are by far the most common and preferred option. They all serve the same function, being to detect smoke and heat and sound an audible alarm.
Photoelectric alarms are the preferred option because they are highly sensitive and better able to detect large smoke particles typical of slow-smouldering building fires. They work by sensing and responding to changes in light due to the presence of smoke. Modern households typically contain large amounts of synthetic materials such as plastic, rubber and foam which produces large, highly toxic smoke particles that are easily detected by photoelectric alarms.
Ionisation Alarms are commonly found in environments containing large amounts of paper, straw and wood such as a barn or granny flat. These materials are highly flammable, with fire spreading rapidly and producing small smoke particles which ionisation alarms are better able to detect.
Heat Alarms do not respond to smoke, instead they respond to the heat generated by fire. They are most commonly used in areas containing large amounts of dust or fumes which can cause photoelectric alarms to sound false alarms.
Smoke Alarm Installations, Inspections and Upgrades – Call Now
Protect the safety of yourself and family – call Proctor Electrical now for assistance with household smoke alarms. We’re the residential electrical specialists you can trust to deliver a job well done, and we’ll arrive on time, every time.