Smoke Detectors


Our range of smoke alarm detectors offers reliable protection for your home or workplace, protect what matters most.

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Deciding on the type of smoke detectors to install in your house or investment property can be a daunting task. Not knowing which one to choose can make it confusing to find a suitable smoke alarm. Here, we will discuss more to guide you in the right direction.


Ionisation Smoke Alarm: This type of smoke alarm contains a small amount of radioactive material that reacts to particles when there is a fire, causing it to trigger an alarm. It utilizes radiation and an ionisation chamber to detect smoke. When smoke enters the sensor chamber, the disruption of the ionising radiation sets off the alarm. However, for it to be effective, it needs to meet sensitivity and performance requirements. Many electricians believe that ionisation smoke alarms are not sufficient in providing adequate protection in a typical residential fire.


Photoelectric Smoke Alarm: This type of smoke alarm contains a photo cell and a light beam that emits away from the cell. When smoke particles scatter inside the chamber, the sensor is triggered, and the alarm is set off. Photoelectric alarms provide earlier detection for smouldering fires compared to ionisation smoke detectors. To ensure the safety of your family, Australian state fire authorities highly recommend photoelectric smoke alarms as the preferred option.


Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm: This type of smoke alarm consists of both photoelectric and ionisation sensors, giving it the best and worst features of both types. With the combination of these features, dual sensor smoke alarm are considered the safest smoke and fire detection devices. Since they have the flexibility to detect both flaming fires and slow burning smoke with no flame, it will be hard to get past any fire related danger with these double duty sensors. Remember not to install them near a kitchen or bathroom, it may trigger false alarm from mists or steam. 




Safety and reliability are the most important factors to consider when buying a smoke alarm. Apart from that, there are several other considerations to take into account. Here, we will discuss further what you need to look for in a smoke detector.


Battery Operated – Some models have a non-removable built-in battery, while others allow you to replace the battery. In models with a built-in battery, it can last up to 10 years, although it's not guaranteed.


Hardwired – A smoke detector connected to the main electricity supply of the dwelling.


Interconnection – All smoke detectors should be interconnected so that if one goes off, the rest of the smoke alarms are triggered as well. This ensures the safety of everyone in the home by alerting them simultaneously.


Test/Hush Button – The test button allows users to check if the smoke alarm is working properly. The hush button can silence nuisance alarms for a few minutes, which is useful if you accidentally set off a false alarm, such as by burning toast.


Insect Screen – Built-in insect screens prevent insects from triggering false alarms. It's recommended to clean the smoke detector periodically with a vacuum cleaner to prevent dust buildup, which can also cause nuisance alarms.


Hearing Loss – For people with hearing difficulties, there are special products available, such as ultra-loud alarms, strobe lights, and vibrating pads, which work in conjunction with the smoke alarm. These devices provide an alternative way to alert users who have difficulty hearing high-pitched sirens or sounds.


Smart Compatible – A smoke detector with a built-in smart chip takes fire safety to a whole new level. Each detector can communicate through apps and send an alert to your phone when an alarm sounds.