So I bought a couple of these Fire Pro fire alarms (smoke alarms) from Bunnings. I realised I never keep the installation manuals for these things, so In case I needed them later I scanned the manual. It’s the cheapest photoelectric smoke alarm in Bunnings, powered by a standard 9V battery (NOT a 10 year lithium). It was pretty easy to install and just like every other cheap smoke alarm out there.
One thing to note is that is has no hush button. There is a test button, but no hush. I prefer the hush ones in rooms near the kitchen, but this should be fine for a couple of bedrooms.
However if you live in Queensland, you can only use these as a quick fix for your existing home. In the future smoke alarms will need to be interconnected.
Here is the timeline from https://www.qld.gov.au/about/newsroom/smoke-alarm-legislation
To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:
From 1 January 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).
From 1 January 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.
From 1 January 2027: in all other domestic dwellings.
But for now, it’s cheap peace of mind.
4 thoughts on “FirePro Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Installation Manual”
The good news is these work. Wife burnt something on the oven and the alarm went off as it is supposed to.
The bad news? Could not turn the bloody thing off. Had to remove it from the roof and take the battery out!
I bought one of these FirePro smoke alarms at Bunnings and it kept making a noise all the time no matter what I did.
Gave up will take it back.
Where can I purchase parts for smoke alarms
Thanks for the instruction manual – I also couldn’t find mine…
My alarm was misbehaving, and triggering abnormally, so I did all the usual things like changing the battery and de-dusting it, but it would still go off randomly. Before throwing it away, I decided to open it up to see how it was constructed. The smoke chamber contained a single baby cockroach.
Funnily enough, now that he has been removed, it works perfectly.