In accordance with NSW legislation, it is mandatory that all residential properties have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of their home. Furthermore, for commercial businesses, building fire safety regulations have been created which stipulate the use of fire safety and smoke detector installation in order to comply with Workplace Health and Safety guidelines. As a result, it is imperative that residential and commercial properties have optimal working smoke detectors installed.

At Alan Oxford’s Plumbing & Electrical, our team is able to assist with hard wired smoke detector installations, repairing or replacing batteries in current smoke alarms, and providing advice in relation to legislative compliance to ensure the highest quality and protection for your home or business.

Types Of Smoke Alarms

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms: These alarms detect smoke by using a light beam that, when disrupted, triggers the alarm. They are particularly good at detecting slow, smoldering fires, making them ideal for areas with a lot of upholstered furniture, such as bedrooms and living rooms.

Ionisation Smoke Alarms: Ionisation alarms detect smoke by ionising the air inside the alarm, creating a small electrical current. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the current and triggers the alarm. They are good at detecting fast, flaming fires, making them ideal for kitchens and garages.

Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms: Combining the detection methods of both photoelectric and ionisation alarms, dual-sensor smoke alarms are more effective at detecting a wide range of fires. They are ideal for hallways, stairwells, and other areas where fires can start in a variety of ways.

Interconnected Smoke Alarms: These alarms are connected wirelessly, so when one alarm is triggered, all of the alarms in your home will sound an alarm. They are ideal for larger homes or homes with multiple levels, ensuring that everyone in the house can hear the alarm no matter where they are.

Hardwired Smoke Alarms: Hardwired alarms are connected directly to your home's electrical system, ensuring that they have a constant power source. They are generally more reliable than battery-operated alarms, but they can be more difficult to install.

At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we can help you determine the best type of smoke alarm to suit your needs and ensure that it is installed correctly for optimal performance.

Reasons To Hire Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical

At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we understand the importance of having functioning smoke detectors in your home or commercial property. Our experienced and licensed electricians are dedicated to ensuring your safety and protecting your property from potential fires. With years of experience in smoke detector installation, our team are equipped with the expertise and knowledge to install the right smoke detectors for your property.

We pride ourselves on providing reliable and prompt service, using only high-quality materials and equipment for our smoke detector installations. Our team will work with you to determine the best placement for your smoke detectors and ensure they are installed correctly for optimal functionality. Don't take any chances when it comes to your safety - trust the experts at Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical for all your smoke detector installation needs.

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  • 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.

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    — 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. 

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  • 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.

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What are the recommended places for a smoke detector installation?

When it comes to making your home and family safe from fires, it is important to have enough smoke alarms within your home. Smoke alarms should be installed inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, in living rooms, near stairways and on every level of your home.

At Alan Oxfords Plumbing & Electrical, our highly dedicated professionals are able to satisfy your smoke detector installation needs. We can also replace batteries in current smoke alarms, as well as provide professional advice in regard to legislative compliance and smoke detector installation.

Do I need an electrician for a smoke detector installation?

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 are safe in case of an emergency.

How often do smoke detectors need to be tested?

Smoke detectors should be tested once a month to ensure that they are working properly. You can test your smoke detector by pressing the test button on the device. It is also recommended to replace the batteries in your smoke detector at least once a year and to replace the device itself every 10 years.