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Smoke Detection

Monitored Smoke Detection

In New Zealand, the regulations for fire and smoke detection have been recently updated. Effective from November 2023, all new constructions and major renovations must have interconnected smoke alarms installed. These systems ensure that when one alarm detects smoke, all alarms within the property will sound, providing a more thorough warning.

Key Requirements:

Interconnected Alarms: All alarms in a household must be interconnected so that the activation of one triggers all alarms.

Installation Locations: Alarms must be installed in every bedroom, living area, hallway, landing, and on each level of multi-story homes.

Alarm Types: Alarms must be photoelectric and meet standards such as BS EN 14604, AS 3786, UL 217, CAN/ULC S531, or ISO 12239.

Additional Features: Alarms must include hush and test buttons and be mounted on or near the ceiling.

Special Considerations: In kitchens or areas separated by doors, install alarms specially designed for kitchens (like heat alarms) need to be installed to prevent false alarms.

For rental properties, landlords must ensure that smoke alarms are either hard-wired or equipped with long-life batteries and meet these requirements. Tenants are responsible for replacing the batteries as needed.

For more information, please refer to Fire and Emergency New Zealand at

Advantages of Monitored Smoke Detection for Your Home or Business

Investing in monitored smoke detection for your home or business is a proactive measure to enhance safety and security. Early detection, 24/7 professional monitoring, instant alerts, and potential insurance savings make it a valuable addition to any comprehensive safety plan. If you already have an alarm system, smoke detection may be integrated. Our expert Security Consultants can visit your premises to assess and advise on this possibility.

1. Early Detection and Response

Monitored smoke detectors provide an early warning of smoke and potential fires, allowing for a rapid response. This early detection can prevent small incidents from escalating into major emergencies.

2. 24/7 Professional Monitoring

With monitored smoke detection, your home or business is protected around the clock. Professional monitoring services ensure that any smoke detection triggers an immediate response, even when you're away.

3. Instant Alerts and Notifications

Monitored systems can send instant alerts to your smartphone via our free Nutech Security monitoring app. This real-time information allows you to act quickly, whether it’s notifying emergency services or evacuating the premises.

4. Enhanced Safety and Security

Combining smoke detection with professional monitoring significantly enhances overall safety. These systems provide a reliable safeguard, effectively managing fire risks to protect lives and property.

5. Peace of Mind

Monitored smoke detection systems offer peace of mind. Knowing that your property is under constant surveillance for fire hazards allows you to focus on other aspects of your life or business without worry.

6. Integration with Other Security Systems

Monitored smoke detectors can be seamlessly integrated with other security features, such as burglar alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and surveillance cameras, providing a comprehensive approach to safety and security.

7. Rapid Emergency Response

In the event of a fire, professional monitoring services can quickly notify emergency responders. This prompt action is crucial in minimising damage and ensuring the safety of occupants.

8. Customisable Solutions

Monitored smoke detection systems can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your home or business. Whether you need protection for a small residence or a large commercial property, these systems can be scaled and customised accordingly.

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