Glossary of terms*
Dwellings – houses, townhouses (Class 1A) and units (Class 2).
Photoelectric – the method the device uses to detect smoke.
Hardwired – connected to the domestic dwelling’s electricity supply.
Interconnected – if one smoke alarm sounds all the other smoke alarms will also sound. Interconnection can be wired or wireless.
Substantial – work carried out under a building development approval or the total building works equals 50% of the dwelling over 3 years.
Storey – a space within a building which is situated between one floor level and the floor level or roof above.