An Ionisation smoke alarm detects fast flaming fires however they take longer to respond to smouldering fires whereas a Photoelectric smoke alarm detects slow burning smouldering fires significantly earlier than ionisation smoke alarms. As a result of early detection, occupants are able to escape the property safely while the level of smoke is low and the air is breathable. For this reason All Fired Up would recommend that Photoelectric smoke alarms be installed in residential properties.
Fire and Rescue Authorities across Australia recommend the use of photoelectric smoke alarms when installing new and replacing existing smoke alarms. With the safety of all of our clients and customers in mind, All Fired Up have adopted a policy to use only top quality Australian Standards approved photoelectric smoke alarms in every property serviced.