“A HFAD is an automatic smoke or heat detector which provides early warning of a fire by sounding an alarm to alert the occupants. A smoke detector is more effective in providing early warning of fire compared to a heat detector. It is therefore recommended for the primary protection of homes. “
Am I required to install?
It is not mandatory to install HFAD(s) for existing residential premises but are strongly encouraged to install HFAD(s) for their own safety.
wef 1 Jun 2018, the installation is mandatory for new residential premises as well as existing residential premises carrying out fire safety works, with plans submitted by Qualified Persons to SCDF (or to any other government agencies e.g. BCA, HDB).
1 Fire safety works are addition and alteration (A/A) works such as installation/re-location of fire doors, installation of roof over open balconies, and works involving walls that separate the residential premises from common areas, etc.
Assistance Scheme for HDB public flats
As published in “SCDF News Release – Home Fire Alarm Device” on 16 Nov 2017, an assistance scheme will be available for HDB public rental flats. Based on the article, more than 50,000 households will be covered and will be completed in phases with priority given to households with at least one elderly 60 years old and above.
For more information, you may refer to the SCDF website for updated news as it will commence somewhere in 2018.
EN14604 Standards Smoke Detector
Our products are all powered by dry-cell batteries which explains the low cost however it is also compliant with EN14604 standards. Having been in the safety industry, it has always been our priority to be “Safety First”. Measures will be made at our end to ensure that our clients are preempt about the battery life span of the HFAD.
Last updated 25 Jan 2018