Where to buy a smoke alarm online in Australia
Keep your family and your home protected with a smoke alarm from these online retailers.
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Whether you're worried about the Aussie bushfire season or an accident happening in your home, a smoke alarm is essential in keeping you and your family protected.
Luckily, Australia has pretty strict regulations to make sure everyone has an effective smoke alarm installed in their home.
Keep on scrolling to see a list of retailers that stock smoke alarms, and which ones offer free shipping options.
Smoke Alarm Store is where you can find all kinds of smoke alarm, at some of the best prices. These products are carefully chosen and tested for safety and high quality.
- Free shipping on orders over $250
- 10 years warranty
- Free advice and guidance from smoke alarm specialists
Don't want to pay full price? You don't have to. When you shop at Catch, you're almost always guaranteed a saving.
- Free shipping when you sign up for a Club Catch annual subscription
- Try out Club Catch for free for 30 days
- Express delivery options available
Harvey Norman stocks a wide range of appliances and supplies for your home. If you need a smoke alarm, you'll find it here.
- Responsive customer service line
- Standard, same-day and scheduled delivery is available
- Latitude Pay is available
Bunnings is a one-stop shop for all your home and garden needs. You can find a wide array of smoke alarms available here.
- If you find a competitor's lower price on the same stocked item, Bunnings will beat it by 10%
- Make your purchase with Zip or OpenPay
- Bunnings has leading brands at warehouse prices
If you're looking for an affordable smoke alarm, head straight on over to Officeworks.
- Free metro delivery on orders over $55
- Free 2-hour click and collect available
- If you find a lower priced identical stocked item that's in stock with a competitor (even if it's on sale), Officeworks will beat it by 5%
Which of these retailers offers free shipping?
- Smoke Alarm Store: Free shipping on orders over $250
- Amazon: Free shipping on some items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Kogan: Free shipping on eligible items with a Kogan First membership
- Catch: Free shipping when you sign up for a Club Catch annual subscription
- Officeworks: Free metro delivery on orders over $55
How to change a smoke alarm battery
There's no point in having a smoke alarm installed in your home without it actually working. Just like a children's toy, did you know you have to change the battery in your smoke alarm?
Nowadays, it's pretty easy to find a long-lasting battery – ones made from lithium generally have a 10-year lifespan. Other models on the market may have a battery included in the alarm unit.
If your battery does need to be changed, here's what you need to do.
- Most smoke alarms are secured to the ceiling with a basic click-into-place bracket. If that's the case, simply remove the alarm from the bracket.
- Disconnect the old battery and replace it with the new one.
- Attach the unit back to the bracket and before you get off the ladder, test it to make sure it's working properly. Most units will have a "test" button.
No matter what the case is, it's essential to check that your smoke alarms are working properly by testing them at least once a year.
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