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Did you know it is a legal requirement for all households to have 240 volt hard wired smoke alarms installed? Also, some insurance companies will adjust their level of insurance and prices if they are installed – this means more money in your pocket.

GCR Electrical Services expert electricians will advise on the best solution for your situation, we recommend 240 volt hard wired smoke alarms be installed in all bedrooms, passage ways and living spaces. We recommend changing your back battery once every year and testing the alarm every 6 months to ensure correct Operation. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Types of Smoke Alarms

Despite its small size, a Smoke alarm is essential in any home and a great piece of security. Not only does a Smoke alarm detect Smoke but it also sounds an alarm to alert residents of heavy smoke or fire.

Photoelectric and Ionisation smoke alarms are the 2 types of Smoke Alarms available today. Each alarm detects smoke and fire at different stages.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Photoelectric smoke alarms are able to detect smoke before there is a fire present. These types of alarms are sensitive to early stage smoke and allow residents to exit the premises at an earlier stage as the air is still safe to breath.

Ionisation Smoke Alarms

Ionisation smoke alarms generally detect the smell of smoke from flames and are widely used to detect fast flaming fires. Breathing issues may occur as this type of Smoke alarm takes relatively longer to respond. Visibility may also be an issue when trying to exit a room or building.