Home safety

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides to compare price and performance of smoke alarms and security screen doors.

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarm reviews

We test 15 battery-powered smoke alarms, including photoelectric, ionisation and dual-sensor models.

2 Mar 2010 | While all of these smoke alarms meet the Australian Standard, they don't all offer the same level of protection.


Smoke alarms buying guide

A smoke alarm could save your life - but does it matter what type you install?

30 Jun 2008 | To escape a house fire, early warning is vital; that’s why you need a smoke alarm.

Entrance with security screen door

Security screen doors buying guide

Great for six-legged pests, but not so good against the two-legged variety.

22 Feb 2005 | Security screen doors are designed to let you safely open up the house to air and light while you’re at home.


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