Smoke Alarm Installations & Replacements

Professional & licensed electricians ready to protect your home

At Mountain Man Electrical, we understand that the safety and well-being of your family is of the utmost importance. That’s why we offer a range of smoke alarm solutions to help keep your home safe and compliant with Australian legislation.

Our licensed electricians are experienced in installing and replacing smoke alarms, and use only high-quality materials and industry-leading tools to ensure your smoke alarm system functions correctly and effectively. Whether you need a new smoke alarm system installed or existing smoke detectors replaced, we are prepared to help you keep your house safe from any potential house fire.

Get in touch to schedule your smoke alarms installation or replacement today.

Your safety is paramount

Installing functioning, up-to-date smoke alarms in your home is crucial for you and your family’s safety in the event of a fire. The risk of injury, death, and property damage is significantly higher without properly installed smoke alarms. In addition, not having a compliant smoke alarm system can lead to legal and financial consequences.

At Mountain Man Electrical, we understand the importance of a reliable smoke alarm system and offer solutions that meet all Queensland legislative guidelines. Our licensed electricians can assess your home and provide recommendations for smoke detector installation or replacement, ensuring your smoke alarm system is up to scratch and keeping your family safe.

What types of alarms can we install?

There are two main types of smoke alarms: ionization smoke alarms and photoelectric smoke alarms.

Ionization smoke alarms are better at detecting fast-burning fires, such as those caused by paper or cooking oil, while photoelectric smoke alarms are better at detecting slow-burning, smouldering fires, such as those caused by electrical faults or burning furniture.

Photoelectric smoke alarms are required under Queensland’s new smoke alarm legislation because they are less prone to false alarms, which can be frustrating and inconvenient. They are also better at detecting smoke from smouldering fires, which produce more smoke and are more likely to occur in residential settings.

At Mountain Man Electrical, we offer smoke alarm solutions that meet all Queesland legislative guidelines, including hardwired interconnected photoelectric smoke alarm systems and battery only photoelectric smoke alarm with sealed 10 year lithium and wireless interconnect capabilities. When our licensed electricians assess your home, they will provide recommendations for what would work best for you and your specific needs.

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Choose an alarm with a 7-year warranty

After removing hundreds of faulty smoke alarms in Townsville properties Mountain Man Electrical recommends those with the best warranty. Here in the tropics, our prolific insect life, the dust and the high humidity can wreak havoc on electrical hardware. Smoke alarms are particularly prone to damage because they have such small electrical components.

Our solution is to offer the smoke alarm that has the best in-house warranty so that if you are having any difficulty with smoke alarms going off unnecessarily you can give us a call and we will promptly arrange replacement.

How many alarms will I need in my house to comply with Queesland legislative changes?

An interconnected smoke alarm system requires an alarm be installed in every bedroom, in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling, and on every level of the home. 

Our licensed electricians will assess your home provide recommendations to ensure your home is compliant..Here are some examples to give you an indication of how many smoke alarms you may require in a single-storey and double-storey dwelling:

Single storey

How many smoke alarms are required in a single storey home. This home floor plan indicates where smoke alarms should be placed.

Double storey

How many smoke alarms are required in a double storey home. This home floor plan indicates where smoke alarms should be placed.

Our Process


Our licensed electricians will assess your home or property to determine the optimal placement and number of smoke alarms required, taking into account the new smoke alarm legislation and any specific needs or concerns you have.


Our electricians will install your new smoke alarm system according to Australian guidelines, including placement, wiring, and testing of each alarm. We will also provide instructions on testing your smoke alarms and keeping them in good working order.


If your smoke alarms are outdated or not compliant with the new smoke alarm legislation, we will recommend a replacement solution. Our electricians will remove the existing detectors and install new, compliant smoke alarms.


Once the installation or replacement is complete, our electricians will test your smoke alarm system to ensure it functions correctly and meets all Australian guidelines.


Based on the assessment, our electricians will recommend an appropriate smoke alarm solution for your home. This includes the best brands of photoelectric smoke detector system to install, whether or not there are any additional factors affecting installation, and if a hardwired interconnected system is the best choice for you.


If you have an existing smoke alarm system that isn't working correctly, our electricians will diagnose the issue and provide a repair solution, which may include replacing faulty smoke alarms or wiring.

Interconnected smoke alarms

According to new legislative standards you are required to have interconnected smoke alarms. Our electricians will wire them together so that if one alarm is triggered, all alarms in the home will sound.


We offer smoke alarm maintenance services to ensure your system is always ready to keep you and your family safe. This includes regular testing and cleaning of smoke alarms, and replacing batteries or faulty alarms as needed.

Why Choose Us?


Our licensed electricians are experienced and knowledgeable in all facets of smoke alarm installation. They will ensure your detectors are installed up to code and meet all Australian guidelines.

Affordable pricing

We offer competitive pricing and reasonable rates for smoke alarm installation so you don't have to sacrifice safety for cost.

Quality workmanship

Our electricians are committed to providing quality workmanship so your smoke alarm system functions properly and keeps you, your family, and your possessions safe.

Replacement services

When you purchase our preferred smoke alarm with a 7-year manufacturer-backed warranty you will also receive our replacement services to ensure your system never fails to alert you of potential danger.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In 2017, new legislation was introduced in Queensland mandating the installation of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all residential buildings.These smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom, in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling, and on every level of the home. Initially this was required in commercial buildings, rental properties, new builds and homes for sale. By 2027 the interconnected hardwired smoke alarm systems will be required in all homes across Queensland.

The best way to stay compliant with the new legislation is to get hardwired interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms installed by a licensed electrician. At Mountain Man Electrical, we offer smoke alarm solutions that meet all Queensland legislative guidelines.

No, the installation of hardwired 240V smoke alarms must be performed by a licensed electrician. Our licensed electricians ensure your system is implemented correctly and complies with Australian guidelines. Get in touch with us to schedule your installation today.

Yes, we can install smoke alarms in existing houses. Our licensed electricians will assess your residence and recommend the best smoke alarm placement and installation for your home.

If your alarms are continually being set off when there is no smoke or fire it is possible that you have a fault in your alarm caused by insects, moisture or dust. Contact the company that installed your alarms (check on your Buliding & Pest report for recently purchased homes) as your alarms may be replaced under warranty. Should you continue to have unresolved issues, contact us and ask about our preferred devices with a 7 year manufacturer-backed warranty.

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