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 interconnected smoke alarms. You can be certain 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.

Scott Clyne
Scott Clyne
2024-02-16
Picked up a couple of these to replace our old system. Great product. Had a question on how best to set these up around our place and customer service was above and beyond - ask for Christian.
Edward Jones
Edward Jones
2023-12-05
Excellent support and communication. Extremely pleased with everything! Thank you!
Helen Hall
Helen Hall
2023-12-01
We purchased a pack of 5 photoelectric Smoke Alarms with free remote control online, after being quoted an exorbitant price to have the same alarms fitted by a local installer (more than double the cost of purchasing these alarms online myself)! I had checked out prices online and Photoelectric Smoke Alarms came in being very competitive and highly recommended in reviews. Ease of ordering was easy and delivery prompt. We ended up phoning Photoelectric Smoke Alarms as we were having difficulty pairing one of the alarms. Had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Christian, who could not have been more helpful! He talked us through the pairing and testing on our mobile phone. Christian made it so simple! He was courteous, friendly, professional, respectful and just terrific! We would highly recommend these inter-connected smoke alarms, especially with Christian being the "go to" help if needed! Thank you Christian!! (and Photoelectric Smoke Alarms!)
Lyn Robson
Lyn Robson
2023-11-27
I highly recommend this business for their excellent advice, service and prompt dispatch of my smoke alarms.
Micko
Micko
2023-11-24
It’s very rare these days to find good customer service and a good product but these guys do a great job. Christian was a pleasure to deal with and very knowledgeable of his products and was happy to call or respond to messages very quickly.
Lesley Vick
Lesley Vick
2023-11-19
Fantastic customer service. Goods arrived next day! Friendly and helpful staff.
Sue Harrison
Sue Harrison
2023-11-12
Amazing service and knowledgable, knows of what needs to be done to be compliant rather than being fearmongered into paying OTT prices. Thanks
Greg Elliott
Greg Elliott
2023-11-03
I have ordered a number of smoke alarms through Photoelectric. Christian was super helpful and easy to work with, highly recommend Photoelectric Smoke Alarms for your smoke detector needs.
Tim Donnet
Tim Donnet
2023-10-25
Exceptional, professional and engaged with customer needs and problem solving. I placed two separate orders late one evening, realising I had to add an extra alarm for a 5-pack I had just purchased. I used the website "contact us" form in the hope of getting the orders consolidated into a single package, and also for the additional alarm to be synchronised / interconnected with the 5-pack. Christian called me first thing the next morning to confirm my requests, making sure I was happy with the solution he'd put in place. I had placed the orders and used the contact form at around 10pm Monday evening, received a call on Tuesday morning at 8:30am, and the package arrived today (Wednesday). We need more businesses like this.
Lee Shield
Lee Shield
2023-10-23
I had ordered the wrong alarms, because 2 of my existing alarms were hard wired and couldn't legally be replaced with battery ones. I spoke to Christian on the phone for advice, and with no fuss, he refunded the ones I returned and sent the ones I needed. Excellent service.

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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.