We're excited to share some important changes regarding smoke alarms which have been introduced based on valuable feedback and to ensure clarity in line with legislation requirements, such as Interconnection.
During our Smoke Alarm Service, our technicians will now categorise alarms as Required for Compliance, Required for Safety, or Excess to Requirements. Below we summarise what each of these categories means.
Required for Compliance smoke alarms are essential installations mandated by legislation. They ensure that your residential properties meet all safety regulations. These alarms are designed to detect smoke and provide early warnings, significantly reducing the risk of injuries or fatalities in case of a fire. It's important to note that properties built from 2014 now require interconnected smoke alarms as per the National Construction Code (NCC). This change in categorisation allows us to clearly identify which alarms need to be interconnected based on the construction code legislation.
By categorising smoke alarms in this manner, we aim to provide you with clarity and compliance, while also addressing any additional safety needs specific to each property. It's essential to understand the distinctions between these categories to determine the appropriate installation requirements and ensure the utmost safety for your tenants.