A real lifesaver: PSA’s new smoke alarm will really go the distance for you

A real lifesaver: PSA’s new smoke alarm will really go the distance for you

Smoke alarms are an integral part of every home or office that could be the difference between life and death. That is why the peace of mind a good smoke alarm offers is so important – and valuable. For more than 30 years now, PSA has been protecting Australians with our line of fire, security, and intercom products, and their new kid on the block, the PSA Lifesaver LIF10YPEW, promises to be worth the investment.

Designed with photoelectric sensors that are quick to detect smouldering fires and less likely to be triggered by cooking or steam from the shower, the LIF10YPEW also comes with two mesh screens that prevent bugs from coming in around the perimeter and through the sensor chamber, which could set off the alarm. And if the sensor does set off a false alarm, the LIF10YPEW can be easily silenced with its single-button Test and Hush feature.

Wireless connectivity

Thanks to its built-in wireless interlink module, the LIF10YPEW is able to alert occupants to a fire in any area of the home or building by sounding an alert in every room where one of the compatible units is located. It is compatible with PSA’s mains powered models, LIF5800/2 and LIF5800RL/2, when they are installed with an LIFWMB2 wireless base plate, and it can also interconnect up to twenty-four other wireless units using radio frequency signals, which does not require a Wi-Fi connection. Alternatively, simply use it as a standalone unit.

Safety standards

Did you know that Queensland requires all homeowners to have a photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarm in every bedroom and hallway in their residence? The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services department worked with the Government of Queensland to develop the legislation that requires this type of alarm to be installed in homes.

They also offer a free program called Safehome, whereby firefighters visit homes to discuss fire safety concerns and advise householders on the correct placement of smoke alarms. Not only does the PSA Lifesaver LIF10YPEW meet Australian Smoke Alarm Standard AS3786:2014, it is also compliant with current Queensland legislation.

Easy to install

The LIF10YPEW can be easily attached to any flat surface using the included mounting base. Unlike other models sold by PSA that need to be hard-wired and are best installed by an experienced electrician, the LIF10YPEW can be installed by anyone and is activated as soon as it is connected to the mounting base. Once it is installed, its tamper-resistant features keep it secure.

Designed to last

For many people, the task of regularly changing the batteries on their smoke alarm often falls off their to-do list. Fortunately, the LIF10YPEW comes fitted with a non-replaceable seal 10-year lithium battery to last the life of the product. Even better, it is backed by a 10-year warranty, so once you install it, you won’t have to worry about it for the next 10 years! Want to know more? Check out the product here.