Fire Alarm Installation Auckland
In 2018, an Auckland landlord was fined by the tenancy tribunal. He paid a hefty $2000 for not having smoke alarms within the property.
Smoke alarms should be installed in every rental property they live in or own, and this should not just be out of fear of legal actions, but of genuine concern. As a property owner, you are responsible for the safety of those living in your premises.
It’s not merely a legal compliance issue, but a fire breaking out in the middle of the night where a dozen or so people maybe sleeping does have very real consequences which is loss of lives and property.
Fire risk at night is real and very much studied by the US National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). In fact, 51% of casualties from residential fires happen from 11pm to 7 am.
So if there’s something burning, why can’t people just wake up?
Fast fact: You cannot smell fire in your sleep. The burning smells are not enough to rouse people in deep sleep. Still, the most effective way to get people to wake up in an event of a fire is through loud, vibrating and flashing smoke alarms.
Safety Compliance Must be Respected
Smoke alarms are a legal requirement under New Zealand Building Code clause F7 Warning systems.
The New Zealand Building Code for fire safety and warning systems defines automatic fire alarms as a system that can automatically initiate an alarm in response to fire and rising temperatures. Installed fire alarms or fire systems should have detectors, manual call points, remote signaling devices, sound signal and flashing lights.
How many alarms should one install in an Auckland property?
Having just one smoke alarm won’t suffice. Fire and Emergency New Zealand recommends installing an alarm in each sleeping area, home level or living space and making sure all these areas have interconnected fire alarms. The number of alarms varies according to the size of the home, but a good rule of thumb, wherever you choose to sleep that area should have a working fire alarm.
What’s the Cost of a Fire Alarm Installation in New Zealand?
Not installing smoke alarms can set you back as high as $4000 by the courts. The cost of having several fire alarms installed won’t cost that much, plus you and your tenants can sleep soundly. There are various smoke alarms available in the market, Fireco can ensure whatever is deployed is the most suitable for your needs.
What influences fire alarm installation costs?
It depends on a number of factors:
- Number of smoke alarms to be installed in the property.
- Device model and enhancements.
- Electrical wiring requirements and upgrades.
- Fire alarm installation fees.
- Maintenance, testing and repairs fees.
The Most Trusted Auckland Fire Alarm Installation Service
Installing the right fire alarm can be daunting particularly when there are so many to choose from in the market.
Speak with an Auckland fire alarm installation expert today – contact Fireco NZ, we are the reliable fire alarm system installation services near you. If you need to know more about fire alarm systems in Auckland, it would be best to call us 0800 101 232 or email us email@example.com.