Category Archives: Smoke Alarms

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Landlords Must Know About The New Smoke Alarm Laws In Victoria

smoke detector and small house on blueprint

For landlords of residential properties in Victoria, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) have been made that will impact your legal obligations that you need to be aware of now. The changes to the legislation were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 has now come into effect […]

Protect Your Life With The Homeguard HG3000

For over 30 years, PSA has been safeguarding Australian families with a wide range of state-of-the-art fire & security devices. And now, with the release of the brand new Homeguard HG3000 photoelectric smoke alarm, homeowners have a more sophisticated smoke alarm at their disposal. The HG3000 model features updated circuitry, which makes it more resilient […]