Fire & Safety (Photoelectric Smoke Alarms & Detectors)

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms, Detectors and Fire Alarms

Protecting your family, colleagues, business and property, are the core elements of strong security and as at the 1st July 2016 it is law to install smoke alarms in all tenanted properties. We can install and deliver these for you. For complete fire safety at home and around the office, invest in our advanced products. We provide photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, providing comprehensive peace of mind. Couple your stringent procedures and conversations about fire danger with the best solutions from Local Locksmiths.

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Where do I put the smoke detectors and how many smoke alarms do I need?


 

On the 1st July 2016, a law change to the tenancy act means that landlords and tenants both have responsibilities to make sure smoke alarms are installed and working.

There are two questions that we are commonly asked by rental agencies and landlords.

“Where do I put the smoke alarm or smoke detectors and how many smoke alarms do we need to put in?”

There are two possible answers to these questions and it will depend on whether you want to cover off the minimum requirements by law or if you want to protect your investment and do the right thing by your tenant by following recommended guidelines set by the New Zealand fire service.

 

What’s recommended by the professionals?


 

The residential tenancies act sets out the minimum requirements for smoke alarms and smoke detector placement, however the professionals recommend more smoke alarms and smoke detectors than the minimum requirement.

The New Zealand Fire Service recommends:

1. That smoke alarms are installed in each bedroom and within 3 metres of each bedroom door.
2. That a smoke alarm/smoke detector is installed in all living areas and the hallway
3. Smoke alarms are installed on every level of the property

 
 

These recommendations are not a regulatory requirement, but it seems sensible to consider their professional recommendation. Installing more than the minimum requirement, means more chance of protecting both your investment and the tenants!

Preventing false alarms in the kitchen


Given that 25% of all fires start in the kitchen, we also recommend the installation of a thermal smoke detector in the kitchen area.  A thermal smoke detector avoids the false alarms often associated with burning the toast or steaming pots, and relies instead on heat to trigger the alarm.
Cavius the worlds smallest thermal heat alarm

 

 What are the minimum requirements by law?


 

The Residential Tenancies Act covers the minimum requirements.

These are:

  1.  A minimum of one working smoke alarm within 3 metres of each bedroom door or every room where a person sleeps.
  2. In a multi-storey or multi-level home (including split levels), there must be a smoke alarm on each level or storey.  The same requirements apply to boarding houses.
  3. A working smoke alarm is also required in caravans and self-contained sleep-outs.
  4. All smoke alarms must be installed in accordance with placement requirements identified in the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Smoke Alarm Installation information and frequently asked questions

 

The government has put together a downloadable guide for more information on tenancy requirements and frequently asked questions. You can visit the tenancy services website for more information on the law changes and requirements for smoke alarms or download their guide below