There are two types of smoke alarms available for residents on the market:
- ionisation smoke alarms;
- photoelectric smoke alarms.
The photoelectric smoke alarm may be more effective in detecting smouldering fires. We recommend that as your ionisation smoke alarm nears its expiry date (usually ten years) or becomes faulty, you consider replacing it with a photoelectric smoke alarm.
Under Northern Territory law, approved smoke alarms must be installed in all residential premises or movable dwellings. This includes caravans. Home owners must test each smoke alarm at least once every 12 months.
An approved smoke alarm is a photoelectric type smoke alarm that is either hardwired to your home's power supply or has a sealed lithium battery unit with a 10-year life. Hardwired smoke alarms must be installed by a licensed electrician. Battery-powered smoke alarms can be manually installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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