Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ardiuno Very frustrated, having issues with these SC7010BV units!
I have these units installed in 2010 (qty 10) in my house and the last 2 years they are all alarming for no rhyme or reason in the middle of the night scaring my children. The circuits are fine interconnected, I called the fire dept and utility if we had any voltage dips below the units power supply threshold range but all has been fine. I have reinvested in several replacements and they continue to alarm, beep chirp at various times and never the same unit. I replaced batteries, checked and tested my connections. Why would they program these to warn alarm as a defective unit at varying times and right after the 5 yr warranty period?
December 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DvaeInPhoenix FANTASTIC Smoke - Carbon Monoxide product!
I am very impressed with the performance of this smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The BRK (First alert) device was simple and easy to install. It looks nice, easy to test and change out batteries.. The unit comes with a mounting plate, color coded pigtail snap clip, Lith. Batteries and Temp. dust cover.You have to provide the wire run, circuit breaker, box and mounting screws. The assembly is a snap! Instructions were easy to read and were in multiple languages. It takes about 5 mins to install the device...match color wire to appropriate wire run, Snap the pigtail to the unit. and CCW twist on the unit to the mount plate. Pull the clear plastic tab to allow battery contact and your done..Very Loud and I like that it warns weather its smoke or CO. and that it will get its twin to mention the exact same thing.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gf2 Works as advertised
I replaced the previous smoke/carbonmonoxide detector with this like item. The reason I like these
detectors is because they could be connected to power and therefore the batteries last longer. I also hooked up the communication link that enables the speakers of multiple detectors to work in tandem
to signal an alert and location on all of the detectors connected, which works very well.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rock826 Best smoke detector on the market
This smoke detector costs more but well worth the price. The voice and location feature is what sold me. You can easily program it to one of eleven locations. When it goes off, all the others (must have the Voice & Location feature) will announce the location, and if fire or smoke was detected. That way you will know immediately which detector initiated the alarm. Plus, research shows children tend to respond to a voice telling you to "evacuate ..." instead of just an alarm.
One other nice feature is the siren tone. It is a unique lower pitch then most other brands. My kids tended to ignore our previous smoke detectors because they sounded too much like a really loud alarm clock (high pitch). Not these.
I purchased several of these as part of a project to replace all of my existing ionization smoke detectors with photoelectric. If you don't know the difference and what it means to your potential safety, I suggest you take some time to do a little research.
June 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carnini Works well and reasonable price
Bought this to replace a multi type detector that failed after 6 years. It was the same type as this one and we have multiples in our house. What I liked was it was clear it was not working anymore, the detector even told you there was an issue. A quick look at the back of the detector and we ordered the same model. Can't fault one of of many for failing a bit early.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDoctorisin These were a direct replacement for my old ones; no need to rewire. The plug fit right into the new unit.
The unit in our basement saved our lives one day. We got a loud audible alarm stating, "Evacuate--high carbon monoxide level in the basement." I went to the basement to check all sources of ignition like the water heater and gas furnace; no problems encountered. Then, I remembered I'd used my propane torch to char a carving I did about 30 minutes before the alarm sounded. I went to pick up the torch by the nozzle and burned my hand! I guess the nozzle valve was leaking although there was no visible signs of fire. The leak must have been so minute that when the valve was closed a tiny ignition must have continued. Normally, I unscrew the nozzle when I'm done using the torch but I thought that I might have to darken the carving more; I did not. So, the CO sensor was so sensitive that it picked up the increased CO level. Kudos to the designer. I recommend these combination smoke and CO detectors to every one in need. My units are hard-wired and interconnected. Just remember to change the back-up batteries yearly; I do it when we change the clocks to DST.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixit Good product for money
Easy replacement for most First Alert detectors. First Alert/BRK still does not have one true universal mounting ring and depending upon what model this is replacing the mounting ring may need to be replaced. Since the new style mounting ring is smaller than ring on the #9120 you may have a cosmetic paint problem on your ceiling.
Voice alarm is an improvement over previous models but it is a little pricey all things considered. The programming instructions they provide could also be improved.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimC Great so far
I purchased several of these combo alarms to replace my hardwired smoke alarms and plug in CO alarms and was attracted to the talking feature in a hardwire unit. So far I am very pleased with the unit - fortunately I have not had to have them go off notifying me of an issue. I just wish they had a wireless-link version with these features in the hardwired power configuration.
June 26, 2012