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Research shows voice alert wakens children better than smoke alarm sound

Recent research has found that voice alerts may help wake children more effectively than a traditional smoke alarm sound.

View the most recent 7 News story below to hear more.

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Quell Wireless Smoke Alarms

Quell recently launched a series of some alarms, featuring wireless interconnectivity with other Quell Wireless Interconnect alarms, meaning if one unit is triggered, all interconnected alarms will sound. Powered by a 10-year battery that lasts the life of the alarm, no battery installation or replacement is necessary. With voice activation, these alarms also allow for easy interconnect setup and eliminates the need for expensive rewiring. Each smoke alarm can be used in different locations through the house – including bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and hallways.

 

 

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Don’t change batteries every year! Get yourself a 10-year battery smoke alarm.

It’s the start of Daylight Saving and every family member is encouraged to think about their fire safety, particularly smoke alarms.

Whether you observe Daylight Saving or not, it’s a great time to think about your fire safety practices and the products in your home that keep you and your family safe.

At this time of year you are encouraged to check your smoke alarms and change the batteries to ensure they are in working order. But why change your smoke alarm batteries every year if you don’t have to! Quell offers a range of 10-year sealed lithium battery alarms, meaning you don’t have to change the battery for the life of the alarm.

And to make everything so much easier, Quell has a smart way for you to clearly identify what smoke alarm is right for every room in the house.

You simply go to our Easy Room Colour Selection Guide and select the correct product specific for your needs. Whether it’s for the bedroom, kitchen, living room or hallway, you’ll have the whole house covered. The simple colour coding system also categorises fire extinguishers, fire blankets and home fire safety kits for other areas of your home. Like the laundry, garage or workshop. With Quell, you’ll always find the right alarm for the right room, anywhere in your home.

Quell have a complete range of smoke alarms that can quickly alert you to any fire danger. They’re designed with two main sensor types to detect fires in your home: ionisation and photoelectric. Quell also have specifically designed smoke alarms that detect the presence of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. And with every Quell smoke alarm, they meet stringent guidelines. All Quell smoke alarms are certified to Australian Standard AS 3786.

Take a look at our Worry-Free photoelectric smoke alarms. They can detect the fires that can smoulder for hours before bursting into flames. Say it was your bedroom. The photoelectric sensor is capable of detecting larger smoke particles produced by burning foam, rubber and synthetic materials.

Trust Quell smoke alarms to safeguard your home. Know you’re safe, trust Quell.

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Spring forward this Daylight Saving and check your alarm

Daylight Saving commences this Sunday, 7 October 2018 at 2:00am. Whether you live in a state that observes daylight saving or not, we remind families to check their smoke alarms and replace any expired smoke alarms in their homes at this time.

Smoke alarms should be tested and batteries replaced (where applicable) and it is recommended that smoke alarms are replaced after 10 years. To know when your smoke alarm was manufactured, look for a batch number, which is typically printed near the battery compartment. A batch number of 2418 indicates that the product was manufactured in the 24th week of 2018.

Working smoke alarms are the only smoke alarms that can help save lives and property, and it is important they are maintained properly.

So this weekend – Spring Forward 1 hour, Check your alarm and Replace your alarm if required. Then sit back and relax with family and loved ones.

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Wireless Smoke Alarms now available

Quell is pleased to release the latest range of smoke alarms to complement their existing suite of fire safety products.

The new range of Wireless Interconnected Smoke Alarms can detect a fire somewhere in the home which then triggers other alarms in the network, giving you and your family a better chance to escape in the event of a fire.

With no need to hire an electrician, the alarms connect as a wireless alarm network, and do not need to use your internet Wi-Fi.

With Quell’s voice-activated instructions, setup of your wireless network is easy and you can connect up to 24 Quell wireless devices in your home network. No matter what the size of your home, this new range will help to keep you and your family safe.

The Wireless Interconnect range of benefits gives you a 10-year sealed-in lithium battery meaning that you don’t have to change the battery for the life of your alarm. Photoelectric technology and room specific alarms also help you choose the right alarm for the right room.

Available at selected retail outlets in Queensland, check out the new range today.
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Product Recall

On 11 April 2018, Quell announced a recall to replace one model of Quell dual sensor (photoelectric / ionization) smoke alarm – model number QPI9010, manufactured between 10th September 2016 and 13th October 2017

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DEFECT: In some products a yellow protective cap may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors during the manufacturing process.

HAZARD: The yellow protective cap compromises the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, which can increase the risk of injury and/or property damage in the event of a fire.

WHAT TO DO: Using the guide provided, visually inspect the product through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. If a yellow cap is present, immediately contact Quell for further instructions and to receive a free replacement smoke alarm. DO NOT remove or return the affected smoke alarm until after receiving and installing the replacement
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Consumers can call us toll-free at 1800 654 435 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. AEST Monday through Friday, or e-mail us at quell-recall@chubb.com.au if you believe you have an affected product.

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Replace your smoke alarm every 10 years

Did you know that the sensitivity of smoke alarms can decrease over time? In some Australian States it is also a requirement to replace your smoke alarm every 10 years.

An outdated or faulty smoke alarm may just be as dangerous as having no smoke alarm at all. Being unprotected from the possibility of a fire is a risk Quell hopes no family has to face.

To know when your smoke alarm was manufactured, look for a batch number, which is typically printed near the battery compartment. For example, a batch number of 2417 indicates that the product was manufactured in the 24th week of 2017. All Quell alarms have a date of manufacture printed clearly on the base.

Some other handy tips to maintaining your smoke alarm include:

  • Clean and vacuum your smoke alarm at least every 6 months. This will help nuisance alarms caused by dust or other contaminants.
  • Test your alarm after installing new batteries – simply press the test button.
  • Replace your smoke alarm battery at least once a year, typically at daylight saving time.

Smoke Alarm State Legislation

Australian laws requires all residential property owners to install at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the property however the exact requirements vary from state to state.

Not sure what your legal requirements are? Click on the handy links below to check.

Working smoke alarms are the only smoke alarms that can save lives and property, and it is important they are maintained properly. Why not check your smoke alarm today.

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