Smoke alarms with the Q-mark of quality
As of July 2022, it will be compulsory in the Netherlands to install a smoke alarm on every floor in your home. A good time to check whether you already comply with the smoke alarm requirement. Recent research has shown that smoke alarms are not installed properly in 75% of the cases. Also, many homes still have few or no smoke alarms. When looking for smoke alarms, we recommend that you choose smoke alarms with the Q-label.
What is the Q-label?
The Q-label is a German quality certificate. The Q-label is a quality mark for high-quality smoke alarms and guarantees a 10-year service life, fewer false alarms and a high level of resistance to external influences. Smoke alarms with the Q-label have undergone additional testing which ensures the quality of smoke detectors with this Q-label. All smoke detectors have a lifetime of 10 years. However, smoke alarms with the Q-label have a standard built-in battery with a life of 10 years. With these smoke alarms, you never have to change the battery again and you avoid a smoke alarm that stops working without you realising it.
The label can be recognised by the orange Q-label:
Smartwares is the specialist in smoke alarms with the Q-label. We have a wide range of smoke alarms with the Q-label. You can easily recognise these Q-label smoke alarms in the shop by the orange Q-label on the packaging. The smoke alarms with the Q-label from Smartwares include these:
Keep testing smoke alarms & maintenance
Smoke alarms with the Q-label guarantee high quality. This does not mean the smoke alarms do not require maintenance. Make sure your smoke alarms are tested every month and cleaned every six months. For the best way to do this, see our blog about cleaning and maintaining your smoke alarms.Useful tip: Write the expiry date on the side of the smoke detector so you don't forget. You will then know the expiry date and be able to replace the smoke alarm in time.
Our Smartreminder service
Did you know that you should clean your smoke alarms regularly to make sure they keep working? And that they have an expiry date? Sign up for our Smartreminder service and receive reminders by email; every month to test, every 6 months to clean them and/or after 10 years to replace them.