Positioning of your smoke alarms
Where should I put smoke detectors in my house?
Smoke alarms should be located in the centre of the ceiling.
Smoke alarms can be installed on the wall provided they area fitted between 300mm and 500mm below the ceiling.
The distance from the apex of a cathedral ceiling to the smoke alarm should be between 500mm and 1500mm.
How many smoke detectors are required by law?
Most regions require at least one smoke detector to be located outside of every bedroom within every habitat. Depending on when the home was constructed, fire marshals may require smoke detectors to be located inside and outside the bedroom.