Category Archives: Smoke Alarms

Tackling The Beep – What to Do When Your Smoke Alarm False Alarms

Welcome to a guide on addressing the unwelcome beeps – when your smoke alarm triggers without an apparent reason. False alarms can be annoying, but with the right steps, you can prevent them and keep your home safe and peaceful. Let’s dive into some practical solutions to manage and avoid these false alerts. Understanding False […]

The Advantages of Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms play a pivotal role when it comes to ensuring the safety of our homes and loved ones. Among the different types available, the photoelectric smoke alarm has gained popularity for its efficiency and reliability. Before deciding on the best alarm for your home, it’s essential to understand the benefits of the photoelectric type. […]

What Causes False Alarms In Smoke Alarms?

Photoelectric smoke alarms are essential for keeping you and your home safe. Their purpose is to sound when they detect smoke, and they can quite literally be the difference between life and death, especially if you and your family are asleep. However, sometimes they go off for seemingly no reason, causing inconvenience and confusion. In […]

Can The Weather Affect Your Smoke Alarm?

Smoke alarms save lives by detecting fires in your home early. However, it can be frustrating when they trigger for no apparent reason. While dust and/or bugs are often the main culprits, the weather – specifically moisture and humidity – is also a key factor in triggering these false alarms. Humidity and Your Smoke Alarm […]

How Long Do Smoke Detectors Last?

Even the most expensive, state-of-the-art smoke alarms have a limited lifespan. Should you fail to replace yours within the specified timeframe, there’s a good chance it’ll stop working and put your household at risk. What’s more, if inadequately maintained, a smoke alarm can cease to function correctly before its lifespan lapses. This post explains how […]

The What, Why, and How-To Guide for Smoke Alarms


Being trapped and caught in a house fire is a horrifying tragedy. Sadly, a study from 2019 confirmed that more Australians die in residential fires on average than by other natural hazards combined. It also highlighted that many of these deaths could have been prevented, which is why every household should have smoke alarms. What […]

Top 7 Home Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays


While Christmas is cause for celebration, the festive season sadly sees an increase in house fires each year. Along with the warm December weather, seasonal traditions like backyard barbeques, Christmas trees, candles, cooking, and fairy lights all add an extra element of risk. Don’t let the holidays end in tragedy. Follow these seven sensible fire […]

Cheap vs. Quality Smoke Alarms: What’s The Difference?

Online marketplaces and big box stores flog smoke alarms for as little as $20 these days. While these rock bottom rates are tempting for consumers, is it worth risking your safety to save a small sum of cash? The truth is, these cut-price smoke alarms don’t perform as well as the established, trusted brands from […]

How Do I Maintain and Clean My Smoke Alarm?

To ensure efficient and effective protection for your home, it’s important that the battery is checked regularly and smoke alarm is kept clean from contaminants. Every Month Test your smoke alarm using the test/hush button and check the batteries with mains power switched off. Clean the alarm by removing dust and insects. Every 3 Months […]