Protect Your Family With Smoke Alarms

Jan 7, 2020

Like a thief in the night, a fire can easily break out and spread through your home without the slightest hint of an attack. Some people would even dare say that it is a million times better to be burglarised than be a victim of fire. At least with burglary, a victim can easily recoup his or her losses over time; with fires, it is not only the homeowner’s property that are at risk, but also the lives of the occupants which makes installing smoke alarms ever so important.

How smoke alarms work

A smoke alarm works to detect a fire in the home, either by ‘seeing’ or ‘feeling’ the smoke. A loud alarm is then set off to alert the occupants of a house that something is wrong. Because of the sound created by the alarm, the homeowner can easily pinpoint the location of the fire and do the appropriate action to quell the fire. This is particularly beneficial during the night when everyone in the house is fast asleep and the sound can rouse the household from sleep to move to a safer location.

Legislation in New South Wales

A smoke alarm works to detect a fire in the home, either by ‘seeing’ or ‘feeling’ the smoke. A loud alarm is then set off to alert the occupants of a house that something is wrong. Because of the sound created by the alarm, the homeowner can easily pinpoint the location of the fire and do the appropriate action to quell the fire. This is particularly beneficial during the night when everyone in the house is fast asleep and the sound can rouse the household from sleep to move to a safer location.