Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rnesz A newer technology well worth it
It's difficult to rate a smoke detector's effectiveness until we have a fire, so I'll update if able. It was an easy install, with the ability to change 2 AAs without removing from wall. No false alarms, so- far-so good.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dperrie Very important item to have.
Looks good, easy to install, and works great! Will buy another one when needed.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by caber Smoke alarms
Arrived in a timely manner. Price was competitive. All looks okay. But won't be installed for awhile. And may never know how well they work.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodeye BRK/First Alert Photo and Ion Smoke Alarm
Very easy to install. Only catch, as it were, is the battery tray will not close unless you've got batteries in it. Actually, you can jimmy it closed without batteries in it. Just don't pull out the battery tray, and then think it's broken, when it won't close. Put batteries in it. If you're installing it near the ceiling, rotate the detector's orientation to make sure you have room to open the battery tray, as it pulls out from the side. This was installed as a stand alone detector, so I didn't try to tie it to other detectors. I did not utilize any of the locking/anti-tampering features either. The green light showing the detector has power is very faint. Nice change from the green spotlights in my other detectors. Wire nuts are not included. Appears to be a well made product.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER replaced 10 year old smoke detectors
The Fire Department here recommended that smoke detectors should be replaced after about 10 years. Installation was easy with better mountings and with improvements in software and hardware they should be a great improvement.
December 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Magster Didn't wind up using
Although I had read this type of smoke detector was the only kind effective at detecting both smoke and heat, as in smoldering fire, I discovered it would be twice as expensive to install since an electrician would have to do some re-wiring. Also wound up needing 8 detectors in order to comply with our city code, so decided to just go with the less expensive detectors with 10 year batteries. Otherwise, am sure this is a fine product.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Simple replacement
Replaced 12 year old smoke alarms with the same kind. Like the dual detector, AC/DC powered, and linked alarms (if one goes off they all alarm with a slight delay). Giving average quality because I haven't had them long enough to make a determination. Construction seems resonably good. 12 year old connetion fit the new ones perfect. Would have like to have the same with a 10 year battery for the lofted area of my house because replacing a battery even twice a year is a real pain.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julie Very pleased with purchase and price.
Great pricing on a valuable item. Not installed yet but researched extensively.
September 22, 2015