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    Smoke Alarm Installations & Inspections

    Smoke Alarm Installations | Lexity Plumbing & Electrical

    Today in Australia, it’s a legal requirement to have working smoke alarms in every home. It is also the legal responsibility for all owners and landlords to have working smoke alarms. If a fire were to break out during the night, a smoke alarm will detect the smoke and could potentially save your life. No wonder they’re mandatory!

    New Smoke Alarm Installations

    Our Lexity Electricians use hard-wired AND battery-powered smoke alarms. This means when the power goes out, the smoke alarm automatically detect the loss in power and will run off the battery, ensuring that your smoke alarm is working 24/7 as normal.

    The Importance of Smoke Alarms: The Electrical Services and Safeguarding Lives and Properties

    Smoke alarms are critical components of any home or commercial space, serving as early warning systems that can make a life-saving difference in the event of a fire. These small devices are designed to detect the presence of smoke and emit a loud, distinct sound, alerting occupants to the potential danger. The significance of smoke alarms cannot be overstated, and here’s why they are crucial:

    1. Early Detection Saves Lives: Smoke alarms provide an early warning allowing occupants to evacuate before the fire spreads. In a fire, every second counts, and a functioning smoke alarm can provide the time needed to escape to safety.
    2. Rapid Response to Emergencies: Fire can escalate rapidly, releasing toxic fumes and engulfing a space in minutes. Smoke alarms give you a head start, enabling you to call emergency services and take necessary actions to control the situation.
    3. Protection While Sleeping: Fires can break out at any time, even when you’re asleep. Smoke alarms remain vigilant 24/7, ensuring you’re alerted immediately, regardless of the time of day.
    4. Early Intervention for Property Preservation: Beyond protecting lives, smoke alarms also help in minimising property damage. Early detection allows for quicker intervention by firefighters, potentially reducing the extent of the destruction.
    5. Compliance with Regulations: Many jurisdictions have strict regulations in place that require the installation of smoke alarms in residential and commercial buildings. Compliance with these regulations is essential to ensure the safety of occupants and avoid legal consequences.

    Our Process


    We assess your property and discuss your needs to determine the ideal smoke alarm placement and system configuration.


    Our expert electricians precisely carry out the installation, adhering to safety standards and regulations.

    Testing and Verification

    We thoroughly test each alarm to ensure it's functioning correctly, providing you with the confidence that your safety systems are in optimal condition.


    Beyond protecting lives, smoke alarms also help in minimising property damage. Early detection allows for quicker intervention by firefighters, potentially reducing the extent of the destruction.

    Types of Smoke Alarms

    Several types of smoke alarms are available, each designed to detect smoke and alert occupants of a potential fire in different ways. The types of smoke alarms include:

    Ionisation Smoke Alarms:These alarms use a small amount of radioactive material to ionise the air within a chamber. They are very effective at detecting fast-flaming fires with smaller smoke particles. Ionisation alarms are commonly used in residential settings.

    Combination Alarms:Combination alarms combine smoke detection with the detection of other potential hazards, such as carbon monoxide (CO).

    Interconnected Alarms:Interconnected alarms are wired together, so when one alarm detects smoke or fire, all alarms in the network sound simultaneously. This ensures that everyone in the building is alerted, regardless of location.

    Heat Alarms:Heat alarms are designed to detect significant increases in temperature caused by fires rather than smoke. They are commonly used in kitchens and garages, where smoke from cooking or vehicle exhaust might trigger false alarms in standard smoke alarms.

    Photoelectric Smoke Alarms:Photoelectric alarms use a light source and a sensor to detect smoke particles. They are highly effective at detecting smouldering fires that produce larger smoke particles. Photoelectric alarms are recommended for bedrooms, hallways, and living areas.

    Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms:Dual-sensor alarms combine both ionisation and photoelectric technology for comprehensive fire detection. They offer well-rounded protection against both fast-flaming and smouldering fires.

    Why You Should Get Smoke Alarms | Lexity Plumbing & Electrical

    Why You Should Get Smoke Alarms

    • It’s a legal requirement
    • It protects your family and your assets from a fire
    • Makes a loud noise as soon as smoke is detected, to keep your family safe
    • We use hard wired smoke alarms, meaning they never run out of power.

    Have peace of mind and keep your family from fire hazards. Call Lexity today and have a licensed electrician to install your smoke alarms.

    Location of Smoke Alarms | Lexity Plumbing & Electrical

    Location of Smoke Alarms

    Smoke alarms must be located throughout your home in these locations:

    • It’s a on or near the ceiling of every storey
    • It protects your family and your assets from a fire
    • outside the bedrooms between the living and sleeping areas
    • inside each bedroom, especially if the occupant sleeps with the door closed, uses electrical equipment or heaters inside the room, smokes in the bedroom, uses noisy equipment like air conditioners, TVs or music which may mask the sound of a smoke alarm.
    • in sleepouts or external sleeping areas


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    Last Friday I had Chris come out and install two new lights in my lounge, as well as two smoke alarms. He was very efficient and helpful and explained everything thoroughly. He was also very polite and respectful. My cat also loved him! He also gave me advice about my electrical meter box. It was a pleasure to have him work in my home.

    Margaret Anthony


    Congratulations, after finding a burst pipe and room flooded, Lexity, was very responsive and came out same day to repair. The plumber josh, demonstrated excellent customer service, knowledge and courtesy, always explaining what he was doing and keeping me briefed on the progress of the job. Congratulations once again guys, well done and if i get another disaster you will be the first one I’ll call.

    David Bryden


    Very pleased with drainage work done. Josh, Ezra & others explained clearly what they were doing & answered all questions.They worked efficiently & were polite & respectful at all times. Would definitely recommend Lexity to others.

    Pamela Begg


    Cleaned filters on four split systems and gave valuable advice to relocate an external unit and resolve a water supply issue with cistern pressure. Highly recommend Lexity for your plumbing needs.

    Franky Vroomen


    Good, solid electrical service. We had some lights replaced in 2 rooms. This business is easy to contact, quick to respond, and provides a great electrical service. Our regular electrician retired so we were keen to find another good one; a relative recommended Lexity. From the first contact I was happy with them. Responsive, efficient, professional, courteous, considerate, they answered all my queries and so inspired confidence in the works done. Thanks to Christopher and Aidan. High recommendation.

    Noelean Best


    On time, with expert advice and diagnosis of the problems. Keiran, Josh and Jess were easy to work with and explained the logic of their solutions in a practical way and were patient with my questions. We had multiple pieces of work done efficiently and professionally. Would recommend.

    Judy & Craig Coulson


    Frequently Asked Questions 

    1. What are smoke alarms, and how do they work?

    Smoke alarms are devices that detect the presence of smoke particles in the air, signalling the potential presence of a fire. They work by utilising various technologies, such as ionisation or photoelectric sensors, to detect smoke or changes in temperature caused by a fire.

    2. What are the different types of smoke alarms available?

    There are several types of smoke alarms, including ionisation, photoelectric, dual-sensor, heat, combination, and smart smoke alarms. Each type is designed to detect different types of fires and provide various levels of protection.

    3. Which type of smoke alarm is best for my home?

    The best type of smoke alarm depends on the specific areas within your home. Photoelectric alarms are effective for bedrooms and living areas, while ionisation alarms are suitable for fast-flaming fires. A combination of both types or dual-sensor alarms offers comprehensive coverage.

    4. How often should I test my smoke alarms?

    It’s recommended to test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to ensure that the alarm sounds properly. Regular testing ensures that the alarm is functioning and the battery is operational.

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