Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
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 gapsr As Advertised
This was a replacement for an end of life device. The design and installation of the model purchased was an exact plug-in of the original model. Replacement was a plug and play.
July 21, 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 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill This product is a great smoke/carbon monoxide combo unit.
The original smoke/carbon monoxide unit failed. The green light was emitting a pulsating flash and would go off without notice (usually 2 in the morning). The replacement unit fit exactly into the electrical prongs of the base and is functioning perfectly. This is a great unit because it can be vocally programmed to various locations in the home (ex. garage, bedroom down, etc.).
November 1, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martin Good Product, Easy to Install
Smoke/CO alarms were easy to install. The setting of the alarm location was easy once you got the hang of holding the button down until the chosen location was announced. Certain locations were not available (e.g. hallway). The pin that holds the battery tray in was difficult to remove (in order to change batteries). This may be intentional so that the alarm is not tampered with.
Alarm went off once without any discernable cause (during summer with no combustion taking place, e.g. furnace) in one year of ownership.
June 1, 2013