QLD Mandatory Fire alarm upgrade for each bedrooms

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  1. [d4rk-fr3d]

    [d4rk-fr3d] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I wonder if this new regulation is newly enforced by the QLD government to upgrade or install new type of fire alarm on each rooms? Harsh penalty or tribunal call will follow if non compliance this year.

    Because for example 4 bedroom house, you will need to install of minimum 4 ($100 minimum price) Fire-Alarm plus some more in the kitchen.

    Any help and suggestion for the honest and reliable fire alarm service in QLD would also be appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
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    I just got all mine done with SAS and they threw in free servicing for 18 months
     
  3. Mat

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    The rule is one in each bedroom, one in any hallway or other room connecting bedrooms, and if there's no bedrooms on a level then one in the most likely exit path. One isn't required in the kitchen, and I'd probably advise against installing a burnt toast detector there, that's a fast track to a tenant vandalising it.

    In fact, QFES even recommends not installing one in the kitchen.
     
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    That's make sense.
    I thought that I was being conned by the RE agent :)

    thank you all for the responses.
     
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    Yes, you were being conned by the REA. What took so long, the rest of us in Qld were sent marketing material about 6 weeks ago.
     
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    Just out of interest what were you quoted in total for the complete job ?
     
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    Yes, since the property is 4/2/2, there will be 6 alarms - 1 in each bedroom and in each corridor that leads into a bedroom, so I'm fairly certain it would need 6 alarms.

    If I book it in within the next week I will get the discounted price of $99.00 per alarm, so it would be $594.00

    Would that make sense or too expensive?
     
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    If it’s going to cost that much, you might be better off with going to a company like smoke alarms Australia who provide all of the smoke alarms for you and install them for $99.00 per year. I think it was $129.00 per year to comply with the new regulation. That price covers the supply and install of the smoke alarms. I think it’s good value myself. I got it for my own home
     
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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    For some strange reason, I keep reading the title of this thread as "Firearms upgrade..." :confused::confused::confused:

    The Y-man
     
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    That sounds cheap, is it a fixed contract of some type for so many years and what are they charging for lease renewal inspections?
     
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    Yes, that sounds too cheap.
    Does that $99 inc GST is the replacement per unit or the whole house?
     
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    It's $129 and whole house for us in QLD, or if you have interconnected alarms: Enrol a Property - Smoke Alarm Solutions

    But that only includes making your current alarms compliant. New alarms to meet 2022 requirements are $169 each installed. Replacements and servicing included.
     
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    Yes I paid $169 per unit
     
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    Isn't this only applicable for existing IPs from start 2022?
     
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    Still have to test and maintain right now but yes, only from 2022 do you have to have the hardwired interconnected.
     
  16. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    Detect Elec was offering Clipsal alarms compliant to 2022 standard installed for $99 each until EOFY. They are the cheapest that we aware of on the market.

    They also charge $69p.a. ongoing- also cheapest on market.

    Fabulous service too.
     
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    Is that $69 for the whole house ongoing? At that price I might sign up for my PPOR!
     
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    No requirement to be hard wired, there are compliant models with long life 10year battery and wifi interconnection for property without ceiling access.
     
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    We have our PPOR done too.
     
  20. Tom Rivera

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    Sure is!