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In every home, fire safety is a high priority. Smoke alarms have long been a crucial component of fire prevention, alerting us to potential dangers. However, for those of us who are hard of hearing, traditional smoke alarms may not be sufficient in ensuring safety as the alarms themselves may not be heard. Fortunately, Red smoke alarms have come to the rescue with a smart solution. They’ve introduced a strobe light and a vibrating pad (model RHIS), to make sure everyone can be alerted to fire hazards, regardless of their hearing ability.

Red smoke alarms strobe light and vibrating pad – model RHIS

The Red smoke alarms strobe light and vibrating pad, model RHIS, is an accessory that can connect wirelessly with other Red smoke alarms and Red heat alarms. The strobe light element emits a repeated high intensity flash when the smoke alarm goes off, making sure you get an incredibly powerful visual alert. And for those who are sleeping, the vibrating pad goes under your pillow or mattress and vibrates strongly to wake you up. Watch the video below to see how the strobe light and vibrating pad functions.

Wireless interconnection with other Red smoke alarms and Red heat alarms

What is convenient is that the vibrating pad and strobe light can be paired wirelessly with other Red smoke alarms and heat alarms, so a comprehensive interconnected network can be created in your home. If one alarm senses smoke or heat, all the others in the network, along with the strobe light and vibrating pad, will activate simultaneously.

Plugs into household mains power and has a back-up battery

The Red smoke alarms strobe light and vibrating pad is mains powered, so it plugs into your regular household power socket. Plus, it has a rechargeable battery backup to keep it running during power outages. Just remember to replace the backup battery after five years for optimal performance.

Flexible and easy DIY installation

When it comes to installation, you have some flexibility. You can mount the strobe light on the wall, and it is easy to do with the included screw fixings and mounting bracket. Or, you can just place it on your bedside table or dresser. The vibrating pad goes under your pillow or inside the pillowcase, and the best part is there’s no complicated wiring involved which means it can be DIY installed.

How much does the Red smoke alarms strobe light and vibrating pad cost?

The Red smoke alarm strobe light and vibrating pad, model RHIS, retails for $299. If you add a Red smoke alarm wireless battery powered model R10RF for $79.95, the total cost is $378.95. Red smoke alarms provide a more cost-effective solution when compared with the likes of government subsidised brands such as Brooks and Bellman, which are still more expensive by comparison.


In conclusion, fire safety is something we all need to take seriously, and nobody should be at a higher risk just because they are hard of hearing. By incorporating the Red smoke alarms strobe light and vibrating pad (model RHIS) and following the legal requirements for smoke alarm installation, everyone, regardless of their hearing abilities, is protected from the dangers of fire. It’s a small step toward a safer, more inclusive world where everyone can sleep soundly, knowing their homes are equipped with the best in Australian fire safety technology.

What is a heat alarm and what does it do?

As the name suggests, heat alarms (also called heat detectors) are designed to emit a visual and audible alarm when a change is detected in the ambient room temperature. Our Red heat alarms will activate when the temperature reaches and exceeds 55°C due to a fire.

Which is better – smoke alarm or heat alarm?

We recommend installing heat alarms in your home to compliment an existing interconnected smoke alarm system (not as a substitute for it). The main benefit of a heat alarm is that they are not susceptible to dust, cooking smoke, humidity or other fumes which are often the cause of nuisance alarms in a conventional photoelectric smoke alarm. For this reason, it may be beneficial to install a heat alarm in kitchens (cooking smoke), garages (car exhaust fumes), laundry rooms (humidity), cellars or attics (dust) where these external environmental conditions could trigger false alarming.

Can the heat alarms be interconnected too?

Yes, our Red heat alarms are designed to be interconnected with up to 40 other Red heat/smoke alarms, so if one heat alarm activates it will automatically trigger all the other interconnected heat alarms and/or smoke alarms within the same  group. There are two type of heat alarms that we sell – the fully wireless Red heat alarm model RFA10RF. This heat alarm is powered by a 10 year long life lithium battery and can be interconnected wirelessly with other Red smoke alarms and heat alarms. The other heat alarm is the Red heat alarm model RHA240SL. This heat alarm is wired into 240v AC mains power and incorporates a back-up rechargeable lithium battery (in case household mains power is temporary lost). This heat alarm can also be wirelessly interconnected with other Red heat alarms and/or smoke alarms with the addition of the Red wireless module model RHARFM (sold separately).

Are your heat alarms suitable for compliance with the NSW Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) Fire Safety Standard?

Our heat alarms (and smoke alarms for that matter) are compliant with the NSW Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) Fire Safety Standard. This standard applies to holiday rentals, Airbnb and other similar short term accommodation properties in NSW. Section 4.1.2 of the standard states that;

What the above passage means is that if there is a private locked garage on the same premises as the short term rental accommodation, then a heat alarm must be installed in that private garage (even if the garage is not accessible to the guest) . The heat alarm in the garage must interconnected with smoke alarms in the dwelling. The interconnection can be either hardwired, or wireless.

Our Red heat alarms are fully compliant to Australian Standard 1603.3:2018 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Heat alarms and are suitable for the NSW Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) Fire Safety Standard.