Smoke detectors are an integral part of every home for safety and insurance purposes. Without a smoke alarm, you are opening yourself up to devastation and even death. If you are living in an older home or building your own, laws state that you absolutely need to have one installed. But that isn’t enough – you need to ensure that it is all done according to the highest standards so that you can get the most out of them.

Choosing the right smoke alarm is easy when you have someone to walk you through the process. You will be able to choose from two different kinds: ionization and photoelectric.

Ionization smoke alarms are best for flaming fires but photoelectric smoke alarms are best for those that smolder and last a long time. The recommendation is that most homes get photoelectric detectors.

According to codes today, smoke detectors have to be hard wired and interconnected. Older homes must have at least one 9-volt battery operated smoke detector and those that have been renovated should have a 240-volt hard wired smoke alarm. We can walk you through which one your home needs and help you to understand how they work.

It is never a bad idea to ask for professional opinions.

Most detectors are placed on ceilings because of the strict rules about where not to place one. You will need a certain number of detectors depending on the size of your building.

Brasser Electrical is locally owned and operated business based in the Noosa Area and servicing Noosa, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, Castaways Beach, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Coolum, Tewantin, Cootharaba, Doonan, Eumundi, Cooroy and surrounding areas.