New smoke alarm laws

New smoke alarm legislation means all homes must install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in every bedroom, in hallways, and on every level by 2027.

Photoelectric smoke alarms respond to a wide range of fires but are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and dense smoke, the most common type of household fire.

Having interconnected alarms means when one alarm is activated, all alarms will sound. The extra time that gives you can make all the difference.

Find out more about the legislation and how you can give your family a head start.