Specialising in Smoke Alarm Systems Across Australia
Advancement in smoke alarm technology will help save lives and prevent commercial disasters
One of the greatest threats to any home or business is fire. Fire can happen at any time and the effects can be devastating and every home and business must ensure the correct levels of protection are in place.
At Aussie Group Security we will ensure as part of your alarm monitoring service that your home or business is monitored 24 hours a day. With the correct smoke alarm, smoke and thermal detectors in place we can ensure the correct authorities are notified about the fire on your home or business premises.
Smoke alarms are required by law
Within Australia it is mandatory to ensure you have smoke alarms in all places where people sleep which does include houses, units, apartment blocks, hospitals, hostels and hotels. Along with that law it is important to understand that it is an offence to interfere with or remove a smoke alarm for the purpose of maintenance or replacement.
Fast response time is essential
Probably the most critical aspect of having a professionally monitored security system is the rapid response rate when something goes wrong. In the case of having a smoke alarm system that coincides with your home security monitoring system can ensure the fastest possible response time if the worst possible scenario of fire were to happen.
In the event of a smoke alarm being triggered, Aussie Group Security will be notified and a rapid response plan will be put in place. The required action and next steps will be carried out as per what would normally happen in the event of your burglar alarm going off. Once again the most important thing is a rapid response to ensure the correct agencies have been notified such as the fire department or Fire Brigade. In many cases a fast response can mean the difference between saving a considerable amount of your valuables or business equipment or losing the lot.
Smoke alarms for the home and business
One of the smartest things that any family can do for their own safety and well-being is to have an appropriate evacuation plan in case of fire. This would usually mean sitting down as a family with your children and discussing the threat of fire and what each person will need to do in the event of a fire. For families with young children practicing an evacuation plan can mean the difference between life and death. Another important aspect is to ensure all family members know what numbers to call if an emergency happened.
For businesses it is pretty much standard protocol to have an evacuation plan and exit routes with exit lighting clearly identified. Every new staff member will normally be notified of these procedures and many businesses will have the exit plan mapped out on the back of the toilets.
Different types of smoke alarms
There are two different types of smoke alarms that are in the marketplace today.
- Smoke detectors
- Thermal detectors
Smoke detectors are the most common type of smoke alarm protection which are used in people’s homes today. There are two different types of smoke detectors or smoke alarms and they are the hardwired smoke detectors and battery powered smoke detectors.
Obviously the hardwired ones will be more practical and efficient longer term as you don’t have to worry about batteries going flat at the worst possible time. If however you use battery-powered smoke alarms then it is important to have them checked regularly.
Within the range of normal smoke detectors you will usually find two different types.
- A ionisation detector or a
- Beam detector
The first smoke alarm will react to any gases produced in the early stages of combustion. This is essential to ensure a fast reaction time if a fire were to happen. A Beam detector on the other hand is a smoke detector that will enable you to cover large areas and it works by shooting a beam throughout the room and if at any time the beam is obscured by smoke it will create a signal. It is important to realise that both smoke detectors are effective.
Thermal protectors work in a slightly different fashion and that is they set off a signal when your room reaches a specific temperature. There are usually two different types of thermal protectors that you can consider when looking at your smoke alarm. The first is a fixed temperature detector which keeps a constant check on the air temperature within the room and the second type is a rate of rise detector which monitors for a rise in heat within the room.
To find out more about smoke Alarms and Smoke Detectors for your business or home, contact Aussie Group Security on 1300 795 446.
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