Australia’s Most Trusted Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

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We are an online Aussie retailer selling only wireless interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. You can be sure that the wireless 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.

Stacey Malek
Stacey Malek
Absolutely flawless products and service Couldn’t be more happy with everything - highly recommend and will use for all future jobs! Thanks again! Very happy customer
Peter Howse
Peter Howse
Very happy with service product excellent delivery on time I would highly recommend Christian and his company very professional
Sylvia Sass
Sylvia Sass
I highly recommend Photonic Smoke Alarms at Hamilton,there web site is set out well,which appealed to me.l rang and spoke to a gentleman called Christian.He was informative and helpful.l decided on the " red brand"as they are recommended in Australia also affordable plus they have web site for assistance.Our delivery arrived the following day we also received a full invoice along with a certified certificate for the alarms.We are extremely happy with our purchase,the service & the guidance l received.Thankyou.
John Crombie
John Crombie
Christian clearly and politely guided me to select the smoke alarms I required, answered my questions and dispatched the product expeditiously. Very good service.
I recently bought 5 PREMIUM Wi Fi smoke alarms from PhotoelectricSmoke Alarms and found the service to be incredible. Everything from the speed of delivery to the ease of installation was a fantastic experience! Thank you all
Stu Kincaid
Stu Kincaid
The owner is informative, helpful and has an excellent attitude to customer service. I'd highly recommend their service and products.
Shane Mouritz
Shane Mouritz
When it comes safety in my house a Photoelectric smoke alarm was one of the first items I had installed. The price, quality and service just can't be beat!
Rosie Sands
Rosie Sands
I had a faulty battery in alarm on notifying Christian he immediately notified technicians who promptly came and replaced alarm. Thankyou I appreciate your great service and will be sharing that you are a company to be trusted

QLD Smoke Alarm Legislation 2022

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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.

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.

Smoke Alarm Certification LaboratoriesYes, our alarms have been rigorously tested either by UL Underwriter Laboratories or TUV Rheinland Global Testing Laboratories and are certified by JAS-ANZ accreditation as being fully compliant to Australian Standard 3786:2014 (smoke alarms using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization).

Our alarms also have the “DO NOT PAINT” marking on the outside of the alarm – this requirement is specifically called out in section 4.22 of Australian Standard 3786:2014.  Beware – many cheaper alarms do not have this marking which makes them non-compliant to the standard.

If your smoke alarm complies to the Australian Standard then the date of manufacture must be printed on the rear of the alarm – take a look. Alarms should be replaced 10 years from manufacture date.

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.