Smoke alarms

Stay safe with high quality smoke alarms


Comprehensive smoke alarm solutions for homes and businesses

At Sparky Steve Electrics, we understand the critical role smoke alarms play in safeguarding lives and property. Our comprehensive smoke alarm services are designed to ensure that your home or business is equipped with the most reliable and effective fire detection systems available. Whether you’re a homeowner, a builder, a commercial building owner, or a real estate agent, we provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

Domestic customers

Protect your home and loved ones

Your family’s safety is your top priority, and it’s ours too. We offer a full range of smoke alarm services including:

  • Installation: Expert fitting of the latest smoke alarms in optimal locations.
  • Maintenance: Regular checks to ensure your alarms are functioning perfectly.
  • Compliance checks: Ensuring your home meets all legal and safety standards.

Commercial customers


  • Tailored installation services for new construction projects.
  • Guidance on compliance with local and national fire safety regulations.

Commercial building owners

  • Comprehensive maintenance and inspection services.
  • Documentation and certification to prove compliance.

Real estate agents

  • Smoke alarm compliance checks for property listings.
  • Maintenance services to ensure property managed is safe and compliant.
    Frequently asked questions

    What types of smoke alarms are best for my property?

    In Australia, there are primarily two types of smoke alarms recommended for residential and commercial properties: ionisation and photoelectric. Ionization smoke alarms are faster at detecting flames, while photoelectric alarms are more effective at sensing smoky and smoldering fires. For the most comprehensive protection, Australian Fire Authorities recommend the installation of photoelectric smoke alarms, which are responsive to a wide range of fires. We also suggest considering interconnected smoke alarms, which ensure that when one alarm sounds, all alarms do, providing earlier warnings and greater escape time. During our initial assessment, we will recommend the best types and placements for your property, adhering to the Australian Standard (AS 3786-2014).

    How often do smoke alarms need to be serviced?

    Australian law requires that smoke alarms are tested regularly to ensure they are working correctly. For residential properties, it is recommended that smoke alarms be tested every month and cleaned at least once a year. Batteries in removable battery-powered smoke alarms should be replaced annually. For hard-wired smoke alarms, which are common in newer homes and commercial properties, maintenance should be carried out by a licensed electrician. Sparky Steve Electrics offers maintenance services that include testing, cleaning, battery replacement, and performance checks to ensure your alarms meet the Australian Standards and are in optimal working condition.

    What are the legal requirements for smoke alarms in my area?

    In New South Wales, the legislation requires that all homes and commercial properties must have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of the property. As of 2022, the NSW Government advises that all smoke alarms should be of the photoelectric type and must comply with the Australian Standard (AS 3786-2014). For rental properties, landlords are responsible for ensuring that smoke alarms are installed and maintained. For properties built or significantly renovated after May 1, 2006, smoke alarms must be hard-wired to the electrical power supply unless impossible to do so. Sparky Steve Electrics can help ensure your property is compliant with all current NSW smoke alarm regulations, providing installation, maintenance, and advice services.

    Why choose steve

    With over a decade of experience, Sparky Steve Electrics is your trusted partner in fire safety. Our certified technicians are experts in their field, dedicated to providing unmatched service and ensuring your peace of mind. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation as a leading provider of smoke alarm services.


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    Carnesha Tzoudas
    Steve is one of the most honest and capable electricians I have ever sourced! In a recent lightning strike which caused electrical damage to our home , Steve was quick to arrive, diagnose and rectify what he could whilst providing the relevant reports to assist with our insurance claim. I could not thank him enough!!
    Claire G
    Highly recommend. Steve has done a proper and thorough service at checking the safety of the electrical wiring and upgrading our lighting of a 4 bedroom house. He also gave recommendations of what needed to be done to make it safer eg. pest control, good insulation and upgrading cables. We asked to have down lights, fans and smoke alarms installed and he did well with these also. He was honest in his recommendations and practiced within his scope. Very reliable, highly recommend
    Maria A
    Highly recommend Steve. His work is precise and thorough, with safety and regulations a priority.
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    Cliff Bromiley
    Steve completed a major re-fit of the electricals in our 3 bedroom apartment - lighting, GPOs, communications and more. He did a great job, Steve is up there with the best of the best of many tradies I have worked with over the years. Very professional, thoughtful, considerate - just did a great job at very fair rates. And he is a lovely fella. We are very grateful to Steve for being such a pleasure to have on the job.
    David James
    100% would recommend Sparky Steve .......
    Christian Bischoff
    Very nice guy, did what needed done, and not ripped off like Omega.
    Great electrician! Reliable and excellent quality work. I highly recommend him. He did the job I asked efficiently and gave me some additional advice that has helped a lot. Thanks Steve. Follow Up: I have used Steve multiple times now and always been 100% happy with the quality of his work, his service and his guidance. Having seen some of the fire risks that can be caused by rushed electrics, I feel safer knowing Steve has done a complete, thorough and safe job!

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