Smoke detectors monitor smoke – as opposed to heat or gases – and alert occupants to the existence of a potentially fatal fire so they can escape. 

According to NSW regulations, all residential properties must have at least one functioning smoke alarm mounted on each level of their residence. In addition, commercial businesses are required by building fire safety regulations to install a smoke detector and comply with Work Health and Safety guidelines. But no matter the type of establishment, smoke alarms must be in good working order.

If your smoke detector is beeping and you are not sure if you have a hardwired or battery-powered smoke alarm, it's a smart idea to call a licenced and certified local electrician to take a look.

Rest assured knowing your entire family is safe with Alan Oxford's Hills District Electricians. As we can send out our qualified Electrician Castle Hill, Electrician Parramatta, Electrician Baulkham Hills and other surrounding Hills District suburbs the same day. 

To maintain the best efficiency and security for your home or company, our staff will assist with smoke detector installations and necessary upgrades to existing smoke detectors, to provide guidance on regulatory enforcement.

Types of Smoke Detectors

Ionisation and photoelectric smoke detectors are the two most common types for home use. On average, house fires can smoke for a long time – possibly several hours – before bursting into flames. So, it is critical to spot a fire when it begins smoking, as this gives occupants adequate time to put out the fire or flee and avoid the horrible incident of getting trapped inside a building.

Photoelectric smoke detectors have photoelectric sensors and are generally more effective at detecting large smoke from smoking materials faster than ionisation smoke alarms. Photoelectric detectors usually respond to smoky fires in three to five minutes, according to reports.

Ionisation smoke detectors use ionisation sensors and are generally more effective in detecting small smoke particulars. Ionisation warnings will take a long time to activate – up to 20 minutes or more – rendering escaping even more difficult. 

When purchasing your next smoke detector, you should ensure the model includes the following necessities, so you have peace of mind knowing your smoke detector will protect you in case of an emergency:

  • Australian Standard Certifications
  • 10-year battery warranty
  • Test button to allow you to check if the alarm is working.
  • Hush button to silence nuisance alarms for a few minutes.
  • A visible expiry date.
  • Interconnection between other smoke detectors in a building. 

No matter if you need an Electrician Parramatta or an Electrician Castle Hill, trust Alan Oxford's Smoke Detector Installation teams to come to your property promptly.

Smoke Detector Installations

All smoke detector installations within a building must be routinely maintained to ensure they are in effective working order per the manufacturer's specifications. It is best practice to hire an experienced electrician to perform routine smoke detector maintenance so you can rest assured knowing you and your family is safe in case of an emergency. 

Our professional Hills District Electricians at Alan Oxford's are qualified electricians who care about our Hills District community, and the surrounding Sydney suburbs. We have performed hundreds of smoke detector check-ups. During a smoke detector check-up, our electricians will:

  • Remove dust and debris regularly from outside of the alarm using a vacuum cleaner attachment.
  • Test batteries at least monthly with fingers, not a broom handle or pole.
  • Replace smoke alarms at least every ten years. 

More Lifesaving Electrical Installations

In addition, to smoke detector installations, Alan Oxford's Baulkham Hills Electrician teams are also experienced in many more electrical installations, including:

Ceiling Fan Installations, which can have several positive impacts on your home by cooling you and your family down whilst not requiring high electricity levels that most air conditioning units consume. In particular, a ceiling fan can make a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler in summer than the outside temperature. Compared to other types of fans, a ceiling fan circulates a large amount of air than pedestal fans, helping to cool down your home faster.

Switchboard Installations. An old switchboard or an overworked switchboard is quite dangerous and can cause various catastrophic issues around your home. This is why it is super important to know when your switchboard installation needs upgrading. If you are unsure, Alan Oxford's expert electricians in Sydney will come to your property and advise whether it is time for a switchboard upgrade or not. 

In Need of a Quality Smoke Detector Installation Sydney?

In case of any smoke detector issues or general electrical problems, they need to be fixed immediately by professional Hills District Electricians to avoid further problems. If you are unsure, Alan Oxford's expert electricians in Sydney will come to your property and advise whether it is time for a Smoke Detector upgrade, or a new Smoke Detector Installation is required or neither.

Are you looking for an Electrician Near Me? Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical are your local expert Electrician Baulkham Hills, Electricians Parramatta and Electrician Baulkham Hills. At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we have expert emergency plumbers who can help you keep your water usage efficient and cost-effective. 

But we also specialise in providing expert electrical services, including smoke detector installation, datapoint installation, ceiling fan installation, switchboard installation and much more, for customers in Parramatta, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and the Hills Shire.

We provide a Customer Service Guarantee and a 24-hour Emergency Electrical Service to ensure we can help you if a dangerous electrical issue does emerge. For more information about our services or arrange a booking, contact our friendly team on (02) 9894 9623.

Our Testimonials

  • I highly endorse Alan Oxford Plumbing for Plumbing & Electricals to any potential client. I have been using the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing for the past 3+ years, and during this time, they have carried out various plumbing maintenance and refurbishment projects in Hills Districts.

    Not only have they always performed to our time programmes, they also offer a professional consultancy to overcome any difficult situation as well as providing cost saving advice.

    I do not hesitate to recommend Alan Oxford Plumbing to any business.

    — Wayne

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    The service, reliability and professionalism displayed by Alan Oxford’s are qualities that stand them apart from other companies. It is a pleasure to deal with Alan Oxford at all stages of our projects from tendering to installation and commissioning.

    I highly recommend the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any organisation.

    — John

  • Alan Oxford is the preferred supplier for all our plumbing maintenance to the Sydney villages. They are also the preferred supplier for the contractor who currently completes all upgrades in units within the villages in both the Sydney and the Central Coast regions.

    Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are fully compliant with the changes to the Occupational health and Safety laws in 2013.When called upon for service they are always prompt and complete the job quickly and efficiently.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical as a plumbing and electrical contractor.

    — Deborah

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    Thank you for your assistance and look forward to continuing our future dealings. 

    — Sam

  • We are a large portfolio of Strata, Neighbourhood & Community schemes throughout NSW and currently engaged the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical for our plumbing and electrical services.

    The staff members provide professional advice and quality service, and where necessary provide reports from site when further repairs are necessary. In addition, the company is supported by friendly and knowledgeable office staff who respond to calls and/or emails in a prompt and efficient manner.

    Currently Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are our after hour’s emergency contact for all our owners. We have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any company.

    — Donna