If & when house fires occur, only WORKING smoke alarms can provide the critical early warning needed to save lives and minimise property damage.
To ensure smoke alarms work properly, FESA encourages householders to test smoke alarms monthly and change any batteries annually.
FESA promotes April Fools Day as the day to regularly change smoke alarm batteries each year using a high-quality, long-life battery.
Householders without smoke alarms or who are thinking of upgrading from battery only alarms, FESA recommends installing 240-volt mains-powered photo-electric smoke alarms by a qualified electrician.
Should your 240v smoke alarm fail to operate on pressing the test button, or not stop beeping after changing the battery you should contact a licensed electrical contractor.