About Us

Small enough to care, big enough to get the job done.

Safety sits at the heart of our business and is what drives us in delivering our high class service every day.
Our well trained, knowledgeable team are committed to keeping people safer in their homes. All our team live on the Sunshine Coast and our office is based in Buderim.

Our Purpose

Uncompromising in our commitment to saving lives and protecting property.

We are often asked what our business does, what services we provide and how we provide them.  But we believe the most important question is why we do what we do. 

At the very core of our business is a commitment to keeping people safer in their homes. Safer from the potentially devastating consequences of a fire, pool fatalities, injuries or even death from dangling window blind cords.   

Safety sits at the heart of our business and is what drives us in delivering our service every day.

Companies that choose and value our services.

What We Do

We are a professional property compliance company primarily providing smoke alarm testing, servicing and installation. We also offer safety switch testing, corded blind checks, pool compliance and methamphetamine testing. 
Our services are available to all homeowners, landlords and real estate teams. Our knowledgeable local team will provide you with a service that you can rely on, giving you peace of mind that all relevant state and national safety legislations have been met.
Our family business is based in beautiful Buderim and we service all suburbs from North Brisbane up to Gympie. We love the Sunshine Coast because we live here too!

Our Promise

To ensure we provide the highest level of safety for occupants we commit to:
  • Having a well-trained, knowledgeable, and caring team who truly understand and embrace the importance of their role in keeping people safe.
  • Only using premium quality smoke alarms which we know perform well in our humid coastal environment.
  • Being an advocate for safety in the home through the continuous sharing of information and advice with real estate teams, landlords, tenants, and the Sunshine Coast community.
  • Continually updating and improving our systems and processes to ensure we always offer the best customer service possible.

Our Culture

Our values are not just words on a wall, they are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

We act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do. We do the right thing. Always.

We have clearly defined expectations for our business and our team. Each of us is responsible for our words, our actions, and our results.

This guides all our daily interactions – with each other, with customers, with tenants and anyone we interact with.

We care about our team’s health and well-being and actively support and encourage our team’s personal and work ambitions. “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” Simon Sinek.

We live in the Sunshine Coast and care about our local community, engaging and educating them on safety in their homes.

Supporting other local businesses is extremely important to us. We actively choose local for all our business needs such as website design and maintenance, accountancy, printing, and purchases.

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Terry and Catherine McGrath
Business Owners and Directors

Terry and Catherine are the energy behind Coast Smoke Alarms. As local business owners they are proud to always choose local and currently support over 30 Sunshine Coast based companies from accountants to website designers. They highly value and reward their amazing team and actively support mums and dads returning to work after children with family-friendly working hours and culture.

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Anne Barnett
Account Manager

Anne has been in the Account Management industry for the majority of her working life and is very passionate within her role. Having emigrated from the UK in 2006, Anne brings with her a wealth of experience from being an Office Manager, Real Estate Agent and running her own business whilst raising her 2 children. Anne’s strengths are building and maintaining relationships with current and new clients, as well as problem solving to reach the desired end result for both parties. Anne has a great sense of humour, enjoys hanging out with her family and friends at the beach as well as taking long lazy strolls with her rescued dog, Scruffles.

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Jen Hamilton
Office Manager

Jen has over 25 years experience in all aspects of administrative support and thrives on providing great customer service. She genuinely aims to please and will always go above and beyond the call of duty. Along with running her own local business support centre, Jen has been the orchestrator of many large corporate events, both nationally and internationally, and loves putting her organisational skills to the test. When she’s not organising the office, or her family, she likes to get outdoors and enjoy the best of the Sunshine Coast.

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Sarah King

Sarah has been working in administration for over 20 years, starting her working life in New Zealand, then as a PA in corporate finance in the UK before moving to Australia with her husband to raise their two young boys. Sarah’s strengths are her multi-tasking abilities, her willingness to help and all things customer service. Sarah has a passion for food and loves to hang out at the beach and go hiking with her boys.

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Tom Pearce
Lead Electrician


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Nicholas Gordan

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Anthony Cole
Technician Extrodinaire

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Head of Security

Mabel was quite secretive about her role but did confide that as a 8kg Havanese a deep bark and stealth were essential skills!