Australia’s Most Trusted Interconnected Smoke Alarms

  • Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
  • Australian Standard 3786:2014 Compliant
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We are an online Aussie retailer selling only interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. You can be sure that the interconnected smoke detectors you buy from us are legally compliant to Australian Standard 3786:2014 – this standard encompasses the new legislation being rolled-out in Queensland.

Alex Bass
Alex Bass
Amazing customer service and a great product. Delivery was on time highly recommended
Jye Halsall
Jye Halsall
Excellent customer service by Christian. Very happy with the product!
Barbara Morris
Barbara Morris
Absolutely great service, speedy postage and staff very helpful. Very happy with our purchase and anyone wishing to upgrade their present smoke alarms we would definitely recommend Photoelectric Smoke Alarms, thank you Christian for your wonderful and personal service and aftersale service.
Crisanne Fox (Crisanne's Colouring)
Crisanne Fox (Crisanne's Colouring)
Fantastic service with excellent knowledge on what I needed for my smoke alarms!! Postage was quick, ordering was easy and the product is exactly what I need!! I would highly recommend getting your smoke alarms from this company and I will always use them in the future!!!!
Jason Lang
Jason Lang
Exactly what I was looking for, great product and price, fast postage. Good personal old fashioned service, very happy. Thanks Christian.
Free Spirit
Free Spirit
Top service and speedy dispatch. It was a pleasure dealing with this company. Highly recommend.
Darren Farrugia
Darren Farrugia
I was unsure what setup was best for my place, so I rang them. Spoke with Christian and he guided me in the right direction. I ended up getting the Red Wireless Smoke Alarm bundle when they were on special. Really good price for the product. They were delivered promptly and exactly as described. Thanks Christian for letting me pick your brain. They're exactly what I wanted.
Ben Guard
Ben Guard
Very happy with the customer service provided and the prompt delivery! Easy to fit and if / when it's needed, the hush feature will be a blessing.
Anthony Dowley
Anthony Dowley
Good friendly service from Photoelectronic Smoke Alarms Australia. Website is easy to understand and I feel confident I know whats required of me for my real estate to comply with the new smoke alarm requirements for QLD. I decided to call the company and spoke with Christian, he was great to talk with and gave me confidence to purchase their Photoelectronic Smoke Alarms. Christian was also able to recommend an installer.
Edward Cole
Edward Cole
Quality products, and fantastic customer service, went out of there way to make sure i had all the relevant information. Highly recommend


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Frequently Asked Questions

Both brands comply to Australian Standard 3786:2014 and both brands are very good!

Warranty – Red smoke alarms have a 10 year warranty. Premier Range alarms have a 2 year warranty.

Operating Distance – Red smoke alarms have a network reach (30m). Premier Range has a network reach (25m).

Red smoke alarms also manufacture a 240v mains powered version of their alarm – this is useful for some people who require a combination of battery operated and 240v mains powered alarms to communicate with one another on the same network.

Our Red smoke alarms are not compatible with Premier Range smoke alarms, and vice versa (i.e. different brands cannot be interconnected together).

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is Queensland’s peak professional body in real estate. Please refer to their website below.

Our blog post also contains more information about smoke alarm compliance when selling your property in QLD.

Selling in QLD and the smoke alarm compliance certificate

No, we do not have a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ shopfront. Our listed address is an administration office only and we do not keep stock at this location. Maintaining a 100% online presence allows us to keep overheads as low as possible – this is reflected in our smoke alarm pricing. Free shipping is also provided on all orders over $200.

Yes! All alarms in a bundle pack can be split up. For example, you may want to split a 10 pack bundle into two separate network groups by having 6 alarms in one property and 4 alarms in another property (with each network group functioning independently of the other). It’s entirely up to you to decide during the pairing process in your home, after you receive the alarms.

Refer to our pairing video for more information on how to wirelessly interconnect the alarms.

The number of smoke alarms required is relative to the size, floor layout and what state the dwelling is located in. QLD law states that a smoke alarm must be installed;

  • 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
  • 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.

The example floorplan below was developed by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and depicts required smoke alarm locations within a dwelling – use this as a guide for determining your own requirements.

Wireless Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Placement Recommendations

The ‘recommended placement’ section of our website also contains more information.


No, as our alarms are battery operated (not hardwired to 240v mains power) they can be easily installed by yourself and do not require an electrician.

Please note however if you purchase one of our Red 240V hardwired smoke alarms then yes it will need to be installed by a Licensed Electrician.

No. The interconnection is wireless and uses a radio frequency so that the alarms must be uniquely paired to one another. All alarms in one property are paired with a ‘master’ alarm, which is distinct from a ‘master’ alarm on any adjoining property.

Legislation states that if an existing 240v hardwired alarm is to be replaced, then it must be replaced with a 240v hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.

The Building Code of Australia also states that any new dwellings being constructed or being substantially renovated must have 240v hardwired photoelectric smoke alarms installed.

Some insurance providers can decline to quote your property if you don’t fulfil their underwriting criteria when it comes to fire protection. It is always recommended to install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms and check with your insurance provider or insurance broker to make sure you meet the necessary requirements.