Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skepticlady57 Skepticlady57
So far, so good. installing was simple. The equipment is very different from your usual smoke detector. It requires testing weekly, and could not be placed directly in the kitchen. Hope I never have to hear it, accept when testing, but if it does, I am confident it will work. I liked that the battery came with it, however, it is the only battery you will be required to use.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThrockmortonP Good price for a rugged commercial gradedetector
I am a retired fire alarm technician and had encountered these detectors over the years in the field, mostly in college dormitories. The "detector washing" feature is unique to this line of detectors. The usual residential single station detectors cannot be opened to effectively clean them.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thePurpleman1100 smoke problem
I have never had to use this product but I am a smoke alarm consultant if will only go off if a certain amount of smoke is reached and as for heat it will only go off if heated to 136 degrees
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeSomebody Best Smoke and Fire Detection Device for the Home, Period
This is the Spartan warrior of smoke alarms. It's huge and ugly, but it's the best out there (combination photoelectric smoke and heat) and installation was no more challenging than a $5 smoke alarm.
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pooh Very impressed
Right out of the box, this thing looks and feels significant compared to your $15 detector. Comes with two small screws and plastic drywall anchors.
I like the 3 position test switch (patented).
Did you know that this thing is washable? Follow procedures in manual.
The only con is the physical size and how much it protrudes out from the ceiling or wall. It does come with and recommends only Duracell, but I'm an Energizer person myself.
I have wired system already, but purchased two of these battery operated ones to supplement and add some additional detection capability.
December 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJ57 The BEST Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm out there!
This alarm is the best smoke alarm you can buy. It combines the 2 real sensors, photoelectric for smoldering fires, and HEAT, not ionization for Fast Flaming Fires. From recent news reports, Ionization alarms have over 8 times the false alarm rate of photoelectric alarms, and when it comes to slow, smoldering fires, ionization respond 30 MINUTES later, or sometimes, not at all. This alarm is install in several areas in my home, and I can burn all the toast I want, it will not go off, the way it should be. The Gentex brand is widely used in commercial buildings, far higher quality then most competitors. You only have one chance to get this right, make the right choice the first time.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AtypicalConsumer Excellent Quality, Made (assembled) in USA!
This smoke detector is one of the few I've owned that does not have a cheap build quality. The test alarm
is also a tad louder than most smoke detectors, which I consider to be a good attribute. It even came with a made in USA Duracell battery :)
October 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by professionalengineer Well designed photoelectric and thermal smoke alarm.
I was looking for a good photoelectic after discovering that ionization detectors fail to alarm on a large percentage of fires. This unit is well designed, easy to install and nicely priced. I especially like that the test feature is a physical test of the performance and not just a battery test. I put them in our home, a guest house, a rental, a camp and gave one to each of our children.
March 12, 2014