Queensland smoke alarm legislation is changing.

Discover what changes are required to upgrade your property with a compliant smoke alarm system...

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Get your smoke alarm upgrades done and dusted before the legislation takes effect.
Prices below include materials and installation:

Mountain Man Electrical recommends Brooks Smoke Alarms for Townsville's harsh climate.

Handles heat and humidity.

Manufactured in Ireland with hand soldered parts, including insect mesh, to deter pests and minimise nuisance alarms.

Smoke Alarm Upgrade

$ 265 each Must be installed before 1 January 2022
  • Includes:
    - Removal of existing smoke alarms
    - Installation of Brooks 240V with non-removable 10-year Lithium Battery Smoke Alarm and 10 year Wireless Lithium Battery with RF Base
    - Compliance with AS3786:2014
    -5 year (limited) warranty

Make a worthwhile investment in your property

Mountain Man Electrical ensures your property will comply with the new legislation. We secure you the best smoke alarm for our North Queensland climate and we guarantee to get your order installed before the new legislation takes effect!

Excellent performance in North Queensland

Mountain Man Electrical prefers Brooks Smoke Alarms for the harsh and varied climate in the Townsville region. 



Compliant with AS3786:2014 and meets stringent manufacture and quality standards.


Hardwired with battery back up

Your alarm system will be hard-wired and interconnected (connects up to 12 alarms for larger properties and also contains 10-Year Lithium battery (non replaceable) as a back up in case of power outage.


Automatic dust compensation

Engineered with automatic dust compensation, which minimise nuisance alarms, especially during dry weather​.

Bug in satellite

Deters insects

Manufactured in Ireland with hand soldered parts including insect mesh to deter pests and minimise nuisance alarms.


Handles heat and humidity

Has a range from 15% to 95% relative humidity suiting the local climate, which reaches between 51% to 75% in the Townsville region.


Quality Guarantee

Comes with limited 5 year warrranty.

Did you know?

Out of date smoke alarms can affect your insurance in case of a fire.  Check your policy and check the manufacture date on your smoke alarms to ensure they were made after 2010.

How does this new legislation affect your property?

What is required in each dwelling?

In all dwellings smoke alarms must be:

  • photoelectric (AS 3786-2014)
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor
  • less than 10 years old
  • operate when tested
  • interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together
  • either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery

What smoke alarm brand should you use?

After removing hundreds of faulty smoke alarms in Townsville properties Mountain Man Electrical recommends Brooks. 

The Brooks smoke alarms are made in Ireland and they last! You can guarantee you are paying for quality.

Here in the tropics, our prolific insect life can wreak havoc on electrical hardware. They damage smoke alarms and cause them to go off unnecessarily. This is an annoyance for tenants who often pull them out and render them useless in case of an emergency. We find Brooks survive longer than the rest because they are designed with insect mesh to deter little critters. 

Why do I have to make these changes?

Risk of death in a house fire is reduced by more than half with properly installed and maintained smoke alarms. 

We have better smoke alarm technology than ever before and more houses and infrastructure, so it makes sense that Queensland legislation is changing to make our homes the safest in Australia.

Landlords are obliged to upgrade the smoke alarm systems in their property/ies before 1 January 2022. 

What is required on each storey?

Smoke alarms must be installed:

  • in each bedroom
  • in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey
  • if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

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Mountain Man Electrical team member

Benjamin Hewitt


“I’ve upgraded hundreds of cheap, old and faulty alarms in rental properties across Townsville. The smoke alarm technology available today is more reliable and durable than ever. It’s a change for the better.”

MObile  0433 946 639

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