Are you safe in your home? The majority of fatal fires in homes occur between 8pm and 8am, and especially between midnight and 4am. If you don’t have a working smoke alarm, your chance of dying in a house fire increases by 60%.*
For the safety of you and your loved ones, it is important that you have a smoke alarm system that will alert you to a fire even if you’re fast asleep and not wearing your hearing aids or cochlear implant processor.
The Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Pack contains:
- 1 x Bellman Visit Smoke Detector
- 1 x Bellman Visit Flash Receiver
- 1 x Bellman Visit Bed Shaker
To set up, attach the Smoke Detector to the ceiling using the provided screws or your own heavy-duty double-sided tape. The antenna should hang down vertically to increase range. Put the Flash Receiver on your bedside table and plug it into a power outlet. Plug the Bed Shaker into the Flash Receiver, and then place it on the mattress, under a fitted sheet (stops Bed Shaker from falling down the back of the bed, and prevents strangulation).
If the system is activated, the Smoke Detector will flash and make a loud noise, the Flash Receiver will repeatedly flash a bright light, and the Bed Shaker will vibrate. Because the Smoke Detector makes a loud noise, the system should also wake hearing people in the household.
The Bellman Visit Smoke Detector is certified compliant with the Australian Standard AS3786:2014. It has a photoelectric infrared sensor, to detect both smoke and heat, and comes with a lithium battery with a 10-year life expectancy.
The Flash Receiver is powered by electricity, but also contains rechargeable NiMH batteries so it continues to function if there is a power outage.
The Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Pack is compatible with other Bellman Visit transmitters, receivers and accessories, so you can be alerted to what’s happening in your home throughout the day and night.
* Coates, L., Kaandorp, G., Harris J., Van Leeuwen, J., Avci, A., Evans, J., George, S., Gissing, A., van den Honert, R. & Haynes, K. (2019) Preventable residential fire fatalities in Australia July 2003 to June 2017, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre: Melbourne, Australia, August 2019, ISBN 9780648275633, https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-5807
Is one Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Pack enough?
This depends on the size of your home, but often one Smoke Alarm Pack is not enough.
In Australia, the minimum legal requirement is one smoke detector per floor of a building. But most Australian fire services recommend installing one smoke detector in each bedroom, living space, hallway and staircase throughout a home.**
Your Bellman Visit Smoke Detectors cannot be interconnected with standard audible smoke detectors installed in your home.
But the current model Bellman Visit Smoke Detector (BE1289) can be interconnected with up to 40 other BE1289 Bellman Visit Smoke Detectors. So with multiple Bellman Visit Smoke Detectors installed, even if a fire starts in the far corner of large home, as soon as one Smoke Detector is triggered then all interconnected Smoke Detectors will be triggered and the entire household alerted via loud sound in-range Bellman Visit receivers.
You can purchase Bellman Visit Smoke Detectors separately, as well as part of a Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Pack or Bellman Visit Safe Pack. So even if the layout of your home means you should have 2 or 3 Smoke Detectors, that doesn’t mean you need to buy 2 or 3 Smoke Alarm Packs.
** For example, Fire and Rescue NSW <https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=443> and Department of Fire & Emergency Services WA <https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/fire/fireinthehome/pages/installingsmokealarms.aspx>