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Smoke alarm reviews

We test and compare 15 battery-powered smoke alarms, including models from Brooks, Wormald and more.

Last updated: 3rd February 2010

There are two main types of smoke alarm to choose from – photoelectric or ionisation. Photoelectric smoke alarms usually respond faster to smouldering fires, while ionisation alarms respond faster to flaming fires.

All smoke alarms in our test meet the Australian Standard, but we found photoelectric and dual sensor alarms were the best overall performers.

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