Smoke Alarm
& Safety Switch Inspections

Both safety switches & smoke alarms need to be tested regularly to ensure they are working correctly.

Over time dust, debris and moisture can build up causing the safety switch or smoke alarm to slow or fail altogether.

Smoke alarm compliance QLD are licensed electricians who can carry out both smoke alarm and safety switch testing in accordance with the government legislation. We can also set up regular monitoring programs for your properties to ensure you stay compliant with legislation.

The two main Types of Safety Switches that need regular testing

Switchboard units

Installed on the main switchboard, these provide complete installation protection or selected circuit protection

Power point units

Inbuilt into a standard power point, these provide single point or single circuit protection

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are only protective when they are installed correctly. A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. household smoke detectors, also known as smoke alarms, generally issue an audible or visual alarm from the detector itself and any other interlinked detector.

Smoke alarms have come a long way since the first automatic electric fire alarm that was patented in 1890. From January 1, 2022, all dwellings sold or leased in Queensland must be fitted with interconnecting photoelectric smoke alarms.

Photoelectric smoke alarms/detectors contain a source of infrared, visible or ultraviolet light, a lens and a photoelectric receiver to detect particles of smoke and air-borne dust associated with fire and are highly effective at detecting smoldering fires.

Safety Switches

A safety switch is an electrical safety device specifically designed to provide a high level of personal protection from electric shocks. Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking.

Leaks can occur through faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This helps prevent the chance of a leaking current flowing to earth though a person and electrocuting them. If a safety switch detects even the smallest irregularity in power supply, it will switch the power off within 10 to 15 milliseconds to prevent electric shocks.

Safety switches are an insurance against electric shock and are designed to prevent injury or death. However, nothing is failsafe and safety switches should be regularly checked. Just like a smoke detector or other safety device, if it is not working properly, it cannot protect you.

Ensure the safety of your property & tenants today.

“Smoke Alarm Compliance Qld have been Sell Exclusive's preferred Electrician for many years, from our first meeting to present they have always been helpful and accommodating, very customer service orientated with never a complaint from a tenant or owner. I would and do recommend them to everyone. ”

Amanda Mills, Sell Exclusive Real Estate


“Andrew and his team at Smoke Compliance QLD have been working with our agency and clients, providing clear & detailed information on the requirements to ensure all investment properties are compliant with the upcoming QLD 2022 regulations for Smoke Alarms in tenanted properties. We have found them to be skilled & knowledgeable about the new legislation and have delivered prompt & efficient service in both their quoting and installation of the systems. ”

Cate Thomas, Victoria Nicholson Property Management


“Smoke Alarm Compliance Qld have upgraded the smoke alarm systems of our rent roll. They were able to deliver their guarantee of compliance, quicker than we imagined. The installation of the wall-mounted smoke alarm controller has reduced maintenance calls.”

Claire Tyldesley, REMAX Advanced