Direct Connect launches smoke alarm moving checking service

Direct Connect launches smoke alarm moving checking service
Direct Connect launches smoke alarm moving checking service

An average of 58 Australians are killed in house fires each year, according to the Public Health Association of Australia.

With a view to prevent such disasters, Direct Connect and Smoke Alarm Testing Services (SATS) have announced a service that promises to dramatically increase the number of smoke alarm checks across Australia.

SATS’ annual maintenance programme will now be offered to a further 800,000 homes nationally through 3,200 real estate agents, helping agents, landlords, house buyers and tenants comply with smoke alarm requirements.

It will form part of Direct Connect’s free end-to-end moving service available to the 3,200 agents that have partnered with Direct Connect for properties under their management.

Direct Connect has been endorsed by national industry bodies REIA, REIV, REINSW, REISA, REIQ, REIACT, REINT and REIWA.

“Research shows that a working smoke alarm can save lives, but most people don’t realise these alarms need regular maintenance,” Direct Connect CEO Paul Docherty said.

“This service by Direct Connect will give agents access to a best-practice testing and maintenance program to roll out across thousands of properties, potentially saving lives.”

Direct Connect manages all aspects of a person’s move, from connecting electricity and gas to organising insurance, removalists and cleaners and anything else required to make moving day easier.

It has helped more than one million people move so far.

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