Smoke Alarm Installation 
Brisbane Northside

Martel Electrical offers smoke alarm installation to ensure your home is up to date with Queensland’s changing legislation.

Our Brisbane Smoke Alarm Services

Smoke Alarm Installation

Martel Electrical can design and install a compliant smoke alarm system that ensures your home is protected.

Smoke Alarm Replacement

If your existing smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, we can replace your entire system with compliant alarms.

Smoke Alarm Testing

The best way to protect your home or investment property is to have your smoke alarms professionally tested.

Smoke Alarm Installation & Testing

There are more than 1,000 residential fires every year. Most happen during the night when you’re fast asleep. A working smoke alarm could save your life, and changes to Queensland law may require you to have smoke alarms installed in your home.

Martel Electrical can design and install a smoke alarm system that complies with Queensland’s changing legislation. We offer smoke alarm installation throughout Brisbane northside and the surrounding suburbs.

Book your smoke alarm check to ensure your family is safe and sound.

Queensland’s Changing Smoke Alarm Legislation

The Queensland Government is rolling out new smoke alarm legislation in three parts. All property owners – including landlords, tenants and owner occupiers – will need to install a compliant smoke alarm system in the coming years.

You are required to install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms that meet AS 3786:2014 according to the following timeline:

From January 2017

All newly built dwellings and substantially renovated properties.

From January 2022

All dwellings that are sold or leased; all Government owned housing.

From January 2027

All domestic dwellings, including leased and owner occupied homes.

Smoke Alarms – Your Obligations in QLD

  • Owner Occupiers

  • Landlords and Property Managers

  • Tenants

  • Home Sellers

Installation Requirements

By January 1 2027, owner occupiers are required to install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. New smoke alarm systems must be installed:

  • On each storey of the home (along the most likely exit route)
  • In each bedroom
  • In hallways connecting bedrooms to the rest of the home
  • Outside exclusion zones (e.g. smoke alarms cannot be installed too close to a wall or ceiling fan)

Currently, owner occupiers must have smoke alarms installed on each storey of the home, and in areas that connect bedrooms to the rest of the home. If you’re updating your smoke alarms, you may need to install additional detectors.

Smoke alarms must be replaced if they were manufactured more than 10 years ago.

Hardwired smoke alarms must be replaced with hardwired alarms.

Maintenance Requirements

Owner occupiers should regularly test and clean smoke alarms to ensure they’re functional. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust that may affect the sensor.

Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Installation

Queensland’s legislation requires homeowners to install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. Photoelectric smoke alarms use light to detect the presence of smoke in a room. This type of alarm is more responsive to fires and less prone to false alarms.

Martel Electrical supplies photoelectric smoke alarm systems from Australia’s leading manufacturers. Our range includes:

  • Hardwired alarms
  • Battery-powered alarms with 10-year lithium batteries
  • Wired or wirelessly interconnected alarms

The interconnection between smoke alarms can be wired or wireless. Interconnected smoke detectors are designed so that all alarms will sound in the event of a fire. That ensures you have plenty of warning to leave the home and keep your family safe.

Why Choose Us?

Quality Workmanship

Our electrical services are supported by quality products and a 5 Year Warranty.

Family Owned Business

Martel Electrical is family owned and focuses on providing friendly, honest services.

Flexible Pricing 

We offer flexible and fixed pricing to help plan for your ongoing electrical needs.

On-Time Service

We arrive at appointments on time so you’re never left standing around waiting.

24/7 Emergency Service

The Martel team is on-call 24/7, so we’re always nearby when you need help.

10+ Years' Experience

Our services are backed by Master Electricians with more than 10 years’ experience.

Book Your Smoke Alarm Check Today

Most residential fires are caused by electrical faults or simple accidents. The best thing you can do to protect your family is to update your smoke alarms today.

Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or property manager, Martel Electrical can help. We work with high quality products, and our experienced north Brisbane electricians can design an installation that meets Queensland’s changing legislation.

Don’t wait for the 2027 deadline. If your smoke alarms are old, or if it’s been a while since you tested the system, book your smoke alarm check today. We’ll make sure your alarms are up to date and ready to protect your family from anything.

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    Smoke Alarm Installation Questions

    How many smoke alarms do I actually need for my house?

    All new and renovated homes, as well as homes being rented or sold, now need an interconnected photoelectric smoke alarm system. So depending on the style and design of your home, how many storeys it has, bedrooms, and hallways or interconnected areas, will determine how many smoke alarms you need.

    Do you supply a certificate of compliance upon completion of works?

    Yes, all smoke alarms we supply and install come with a detailed certificate that shows the installation date and type of alarms used.


    Do you have to change the batteries on your smoke alarms?

    No, the brand of alarms that we use have ten lithium back up batteries that require no maintenance for the life spam of the alarms.


    What warranty do you have with your alarms?

    All of our smoke alarms come with a 7 year warranty where we will come back and repair/replace any alarms free of charge if there are non environmental issues.


    How do I hush the smoke alarms? 

    As a special option, we can supply a remote to hush the smoke alarms.