Smoke Alarm Installation and Maintenance


Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Working smoke alarms have been proven to save lives in the unfortunate event of a house fire. AMAC Electrical can help protect your property by supplying, installing and maintaining hardwired photoelectric smoke alarms

Why Do Smoke Alarms Need to be Hardwired?

Having multiple alarms with battery backup creates the best safety net to ensure that:

  1. Smoke will be detected as soon as possible before being dissipated through the home
  2. Residents are always in an appropriate proximity to an alarm to be sufficiently alerted to smoke
  3. There are multiple detection points in the event of an alarm failure

Smoke alarms have been so successful in reducing the number of deaths resulting from house fires that the Queensland government has introduced new smoke alarm compliance laws for both homeowners and landlords.


For Landlords and Property Managers

Keep your tenants safe and your properties compliant. It is now law for rental properties to have working hardwired smoke alarms. AMAC Electrical can install hardwired smoke alarms across your entire property portfolio.

Your Legal Responsibility

Landlords are responsible for the installation of smoke alarms that comply with new Smoke Alarm legislation, introduced on the 1st of January 2017. The legislation was updated and made effective from the 1st of January 2022 for any new lease or lease renewal after that date.

Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago, as well as any smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms that comply with Australian Standard 3786–2014.

The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:

Within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the lessor/landlord must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling.

During a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the tenant must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling, at least once every 12 months.

For Homeowners

January 2027 Deadline

January 2027 is the deadline for all homes to have working interconnected smoke alarms installed. Get ahead of the incoming law and have hardwired smoke alarms installed now. You can rest easy knowing that your family is protected by a system of Australian Standard-compliant smoke alarms. No more risking that batteries may or may not be working. AMAC Electrical can supply and install hardwired, interconnected smoke alarms in your home today.

Your Responsibility Since 2017

Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back)

Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.

Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm

Your Responsibility From January 2027

All existing private homes, townhouses and units will require photoelectric interconnected smoke alarms. These must be either a hardwired (eg. 240v) or non-removable 10-year battery-powered type alarm.

The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:

  • on each storey
  • in each bedroom
  • in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling
  • if there is no hallway between the bedroom and other parts of the storey; and
  • if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

Selling your home

All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms. Non-removable 10-year battery smoke alarms can be installed in place.
The obligations on property sellers are triggered by the date the initial sale contract is signed.

When a contract of sale is signed after the 31/12/21, the seller is obligated to upgrade the dwelling to the updated interconnected domestic smoke alarm standard prior to the dwelling being transferred.


Have Hardwired Smoke Alarms Installed Now

Why choose AMAC Electrical?

Recent years have highlighted the value of making your home your castle. The AMAC team wants to help create a comfortable, relaxing environment for you, your family, and your guests.

Experience is Everything

All of the AMAC team are experienced smoke alarm installers and qualified master electricians with over 30 years combined experience.

Committed to Your Safety and Service

As your electrical partners, AMAC Electrical are committed to safety and service. Our service commitment means you can trust us to show up when we promise to.

The Right People for the Right Job

AMAC Electrical can launch a single technician to fit a single alarm or a team of technicians to install and service entire unit blocks or property portfolios.

Streamline Your Compliance

AMAC Electrical work seamlessly with landlords and property managers. We can simplify your workflow by installing your alarms and then scheduling your annual smoke alarm maintenance and compliance checks.

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Darra  ·  Ipswich ·  Forest Lake  ·  Jindalee  · Karalee · Ripley · Springfield  · Wacol  ·  Oxley

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