Only working smoke alarms save lives.

Proper smoke alarm installation in Melbourne could be the difference between life and death for you or a family member. Fires are fast and even a small one can spread to an entire room in minutes. A working alarm will wake you if there is smoke and without one a fire is more likely to damage or destroy your property.

In the past decade, Victorian firefighters have responded to more than 32,000 residential fires across the state, with 60% of fatal fires starting in people’s bedrooms and living areas. Despite this, a concerning number of Victorians still do not have smoke alarms in these rooms.

Did you know that most fatal fires happen in the sleeping hours between 8 pm and 8 am?

If you are unsure of the quality of your smoke alarm installation in Melbourne, contact us at Prokop Electrical and we can help.

Top reasons to install or upgrade your smoke alarms

1. Be instantly alerted to a fire

Working smoke alarms are your best defence against preventable residential fires, especially during the night when people lose their sense of smell. A smoke alarm will alert you if there is smoke from a fire. A small fire can grow to involve an entire room in just two to three minutes. Professional smoke alarm installation in Melbourne provides an early warning and time to escape.

2. Smoke alarms are compulsory in every home

Since 1 August 1997, Victorian law has stated that smoke alarms (complying with Australian Standards AS3786) must be installed in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. It is the responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms. Homes constructed before 1 August 1997 need only standalone, battery powered smoke alarms. Homes constructed after 1 August 1997 must have smoke alarms connected to 240 volt mains power. These smoke alarms must also have a backup battery installed in case there is a loss of power.

3. Smoke alarms available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Specialised smoke alarms are available for people who may have difficulty hearing standard smoke alarms and evacuation systems. The main body of the unit looks like a normal smoke alarm on your ceiling. The other parts are a strobe light (sight) and a vibrating pad (tactile) for your bed. In the event of a fire, all alarms will sound, the lights will flash and the vibrating pad will activate. Specialised alarms can be interconnected with conventional audible alarms in different locations within the home. At Prokop, we specialise in all kinds of smoke alarm installation in Melbourne.

You’ve updated your bedrooms with the latest tech and furniture, but have you considered that the most important item is a smoke alarm?

Are you sick of hearing the sound of a nagging smoke alarm? Change your old smoke alarms to a new unit with a lithium battery that has a 10 year lifespan thanks to Prokop’s smoke alarm installation in Melbourne.

New smoke alarms have such a long lifespan to ensure families can feel the highest level of security. These new alarms provide the security of knowing you and your family are protected, while also ensuring you are not inconvenienced every year with a dying smoke alarm.

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If you are unsure if a smoke alarm is installed at your property, contact us at Prokop Electrical and we can help.

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