'Smoke alarms save lives' ... and property. All houses including rental accomodation should have smoke alarms installed. The NZ Fire Service recommends you install long-life photoelectric type smoke alarms. They may be a bit more expensive, but the benefits are significant:
- they provide a minimum of 10 years smoke detection.
- they remove the frustration of fixing the 'flat battery beeps'.
- the cost of replacement batteries for standard alarms means the long-life one effectively pays for itself over its lifetime.
- elderly don't have to scale ladders to replace batteries annually.
- photoelectric are not so succeptible to false alarms from kitchen smoke.
At a minimum, you should install one standard photoelectric alarm in the hallway closest to the bedrooms. >>Learn more
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- It is a fake
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