Important information about smoke alarms – all states and territories except Queensland
This smoke alarm is certified to Australian Standard 3786-1993. Please check your local statutory authority if it complies with current regulations applicable to you. With recent changes to the National Construction Code, smoke alarms being installed in new dwellings and dwellings being substantially renovated must meet Australian Standard 3786-2014. An updated version of this product that meets this standard is our Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 10-Year Lithium (FFPDCH10Y).
Important information about smoke alarms – Queensland
All smoke alarms being installed in Queensland must meet Australian Standard 3786-2014. Therefore as this product meets Australian Standard 3786-1993, we do not recommend this product in Queensland. An updated version of this product that meets this standard is our Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 10-Year Lithium (FFPDCH10Y).
The Family First Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 10-Year Lithium is a long-lasting smoke detector thanks to its included lithium battery in a sealed unit that lasts for 10 years. Suitable for all areas of your home it is a great addition for superior fire protection. All smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, so this is an ideal unit that will alert you to when it needs replacing because the lithium battery is exhausted. Plus, you don’t have to worry about replacing batteries every 12 months, and no middle-of-the-night annoying low-battery chips that always seem to happen.
With a dual ‘test’ and ‘hush’ button, this alarm allows you to be confident it is working through regular recommended testing, and to silence false alarms when needed. Offering you reassuring peace of mind with a 10-year warranty, it is tested to Australian Standard AS3786-1993.
The photoelectric smoke alarm type is superior technology compared to the old ionisation type, and will provide you with better protection. Being far more sensitive to larger smoke particles, typically produced in greater amounts by smouldering fires that can go on for hours before bursting into flames, you can be notified sooner of incidents and benefit from less false alarms from cooking mishaps such as burnt toast.