23 Dec '17, 12am

All new homes to be equipped with smoke detectors from June 2018

All new homes to be equipped with smoke detectors from June 2018

According to new regulations in Singapore , all new homes will be required to have smoke detectors installed from June 2018 onwards. Benedict Koh, president of the Fire Safety Managers’ Association shares that while Singaporeans have been urged to voluntarily install fire extinguishers and fire alarms in their homes for years now, take up rates have been low. What kind of smoke detector should homeowners purchase? The smoke detector of choice is a battery-powered device that can quickly detect smoke from burning fabric or furniture. Once smoke is detected, the device will alert residents accordingly. Battery Operated Smoke Detector. Picture: Firestore A basic version of the device will cost between $60 to $80, and an additional $50 for installation. According to the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF), the authorities will work in tandem with grassroots leaders to provide...

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