Aug 07
Aug 01

The Future of Smoke Alarms – Radio Live

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 →
Jun 20
Jul 11

Designer Smoke Alarms vs Regular Smoke Alarms – the difference

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 →
Jun 07

Smoke Alarm Batteries Don’t Work – Here’s Why.

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 →
Apr 26

Fatal New Zealand House Fires all start the same way

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 →
Mar 26

Fire Escape Plan – Make Your Own

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 →
Feb 29
Feb 18

Australia to ban Ionisation alarms?

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.  
Feb 11

New Tenancy Regulations to come into effect on 1st July 2016

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 →