Definitions

A bedroom is a habitable room that:

  • is enclosed by a door, and
  • has a window or skylight, and
  • has walls that meet the ceiling, and
  • has a built in wardrobe, where the property has built-in wardrobes, and
  • excludes garages

Current requirements are those applicable to existent or pre 2022 smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations.

State Based Current Requirements

QLD - Refers to the legislative requirements stipulated by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 applicable to existent (pre-2022) smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable).

VIC - Refers to the legislative requirements stipulated by the Victoria Building Act 1993; Residential Tenancies Act 1997; and the Electricity Safety Act 1998 applicable to existent smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable).

SA - Refers to the legislative requirements stipulated by the South Australia Development Act 1993; Residential Tenancies Act 2010; and the Electricity Act 1996 applicable to existent smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable).

New requirements Refers to the legislative requirements stipulated by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties and related electrical work (if applicable).

Build date means the date reasonably estimated by a Smoke Alarm Solutions technician to be the date on which the building at the Inspection Build date means the date reasonably estimated by a Smoke Alarm Solutions technician to be the date on which the building at the Inspection Address was built.

Class 1a building means a single dwelling property being — (i) a detached house; or (ii) one or more attached dwellings, each being a building, separated by a fire-resisting wall, reasonably estimated by a Smoke Alarm Solutions technician as such.

Class 2 building means a property containing 2 or more sole-occupancy units each being a separate dwelling, reasonably estimated by a Smoke Alarm Solutions technician as such.

Onsite Quote Our technicians will provide onsite quotes when attending your property for a smoke alarm inspection or lease renewal. This provides a fixed price quote for all installation work to ensure your smoke alarms comply with 2022 new legislation. This will be provided automatically via email with your Compliance Report.

Compliance Report This is a smoke alarm compliance certificate. Our Smoke Alarm Compliance Reports certify compliance or non-compliance of the smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations at the enrolled property with the legislative requirements for smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations for the building classification of the building on the property in force on the inspection date in the State or Territory where the enrolled property is situated.

Landlord Authorisation Form This form is to authorise the works required to upgrade the smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations in property to meet the 2022 Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation requirements.

Property No Longer Managed When a property is currently enrolled in one of our annual services by an agency and a new agency takes over.

Competitor Takeover Service We provide a Competitor Takeover Service whereby we will attend to a property that is enrolled with a competitor of ours immediately before the date of the Takeover, and we will service the property’s smoke alarms until the expiry date stated in the agreement between you and the competitor provider.

2022 Legislation Refers to the legislative requirements stipulated by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties and related electrical work (if applicable).

Rectification Report We offer a report which explains what is required to action (install, relocate or remove smoke alarms) to be compliant with the requirements of the relevant State or Territory legislation. 

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.

Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.
  • A very responsive team and good follow up with our tenants in arranging inspections. We purchased rent rolls from other agencies and the transition of the smoke alarm services from the previous agencies to us is easy and seamless! We are confident with the teams’ services and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone!

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  • As a Principal of a Real Estate agency, we are always diligent to ensure that the agency and our properties meet all current legislation and compliance. After using several different companies for Smoke Alarm compliance over the years, none compare to the professionalism of Smoke Alarm Solutions.

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  • As a Property Manager, I've found Lisa (Business Development Manager) to be an asset to the company, and of great assistance to us. She has regularly kept in contact, and never too busy to find the answers to our questions. The service team have attended when requested and the compliance reports sent through promptly. We look forward to our continued collaboration.

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  • All Smoke Alarm Solutions staff are well versed in the current and new upcoming legislation and are always helpful and professional from the administration team to the technicians attending on site. Respectful of our tenants and the property, the technicians are fantastic. The invoices and quotes are easy for our Landlords to read and understand.
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  • We returned to Smoke Alarm Solutions after using a smaller company, we were tired of our calls not being returned and waiting for invoices. When we transferred back nothing was a hassle and Brendan went out of his way to make our job as Property Managers easier. Our tenants and Landlords have peace of mind with the 24/7 emergency service and now receive invoices within 24 hours of the job being carried out.

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  • Ironfish have been working with Smoke Alarm Solutions for a number of years now, and we found them to be professional and on top of the legislations. Bonnie Hutchison, in particular has been wonderful to deal with. A true star for their company!

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  • Smoke Alarm Solutions even offered a free information training session to help to further educate our property management staff. The new online portal is an absolute dream for us busy professionals and is just another reason why we cannot recommend Smoke Alarm Solutions enough.

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  • Thank you for all the assistance you provide our team. You and your team are always, experienced, prompt and helpful with everything we ask.
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  • There are a lot of other companies out there that will dazzle you with their selling skills, promise you the world and may even offer cheaper rates but after taking over a rent roll of hundreds to find that owners were being charged by another company but not one property was actually visited or met the required criteria, we just wouldn’t risk giving our business to anyone but Smoke Alarm Solutions. Professional, ethical and by far the best smoke alarm specialist around!
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