Proper smoke alarm installation is crucial to keeping your home or business safe.

There are two types of smoke alarms primarily used in Sydney:

Photoelectric – This type of smoke alarm is adept at detecting densesmoke from smouldering fires. As such it’s less prone to go off repeatedly during accidental smoke while cooking.

This alarm works by having a sensing chamber where there is a light that goes from one end to the next. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the flow of light and sets off the alarm.

Ionisation – This alarm is more adept at detective flaming fires (flames that create less smoke but more fire), making it ideal for commercial spaces with highly combustible materials.

This alarm works by using a chamber as well, but instead of light, there are ions. These ions are sensitive to small particles (such as smoke that’s not visible) which set off the alarm.

We here at AEP emergency electricians will help you choose the right smoke alarm, so you can have the peace of mind you deserve.

What To Look Out For When Installing Your Smoke Alarm:

  • When installing smoke alarms, you must have one installed in every level of your home, business or rental property.
  • For homes, make sure to avoid installing smoke alarms near a kitchen or bathroom. The best position is in your sleeping or living areas.
  • Make sure to check if your smoke alarm is functional. The test function is often not enough; we encourage using artificial smoke to ensure your alarm will function in a real emergency scenario.


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How We Install Your Smoke Alarm In 3 Simple Steps


We assess your home or business to make sure you have all the information you need to make an educated choice.

Our team of experienced and fully licensed technicians will let you know what type of alarm is best for you and where to install it.


Provide a free estimate with no surprises.

Our friendly team will provide you with upfront pricing before we begin any work.


We install your alarm and make sure it’s fully functional

We make sure your smoke alarm installation meets industry standards with minimal disruption to your day to day life.

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