The RTA The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) has tightened up its rules and regulations to ensure the safety of tenants throughout New Zealand – an imperative move considering 89% of fatal domestic fires occur in rental properties in NZ. As part of the RTA, from the 1st of July 2016... read more →
Shaun Howes, CAVIUS' Australasian Sales & Marketing Manager, recently featured on Radio Live to discuss the future of smoke alarms. Listen to the full interview with Tony and Hamish here and pick up a few tips along the way about the design, benefits of photoelectric over ionization, sound specifications, smoke... read more →
We are proud to announce that we have added two new products to our range - the Wireless Photoelectric Smoke Alarm and Wireless Thermal Heat Alarm. These members of the Wireless Family are a breakthrough in innovation, offering extra protection for your home and those that live in it. Watch... read more →
Designer smoke alarms are the perfect finishing touches to designer homes. Visual appeal deserves to be preserved, even as mandatory appliances like smoke alarms are installed. Until relatively recently, there wasn’t a lot of options when it came to protecting your home and your family while also preserving the clean lines and smooth... read more →
We recently completed a Facebook survey asking people what they didn't like most about smoke alarms, and their answers all focused on battery life as a key design failure of old style smoke alarms. Batteries in ionisation alarms are usually the 9v type which generally has a battery life of around 12 -... read more →
Over 80% of every fatal New Zealand House Fires all start through smoke alarm negligence. Fatal NZ House Fires And Smoke Alarm Negligence Smoke alarm negligence occurs when a smoke alarm is either not working or not installed. This usually occurs because of a combination of factors that repeatedly occur across New Zealand ultimately leaving the... read more →
Fire Escape Plans are critical to saving your family in the event of a fire taking hold in your home. House fires are frightening, and having to escape your house can be more terrifying than it needs to be, especially if your kids haven't practiced the plan in advance. We recommend teaching them... read more →
With over 34% of residential fires starting in kitchens, it is so vital to have the area covered. That is why our brilliant design team in Denmark came up with the CAVIUS Thermal Heat Alarm. Make sure you are covered and don't become a news article.
For a number of years there has been a push from our Aussie cousins to ban ionisation alarms. Fire experts around the world have known for a while that photoelectric alarms are more effective - now it's being voiced on a bigger scale. Check on the video here.
The Minister for Building and Housing, Nick Smith, announced last July there would be changes to The Residential Tenancies Act. One of these new regulations would mean that landlords must install Longlife Photoelectric smoke alarms into their properties. This is great news for tenants and landlords as the statistics show that 89% of... read more →