Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 83
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by averageconsumer16 do not recommend
Bought 5 of these We installed all 5 using the batteries they came with. It wasn't long before 2 units started chirping. changed the batteries. Chirping started again, put in new batteries again. Finally, I ordered 2 replacements. (bad decision). Still having problems. After further research, I found same complaints, due to manuf error, and allowing the battery space to be too large so the battery can not make good contact. The units think the battery is weak. I live 4 hours from a Homedepot so I didn't return them, just lost the money. But I went to Costco and bought some 10 year alarms, for about the same price. So far so good. No chirping. No battery to replace. I would highly recommend something different then this Kiddie brand.
July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick100 Good product
Easy to install because of the adapters included. Installed 3 in my son's house. So far so good. Will see if they work for a full year. If they work for a year I will add that to this evaluation.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Easy installation
I'm renovating an apartment and there was a missing hardwired smoke detector in the hallway. The connector, hanging from the ceiling, was an exact match for this model so I didn't need either of the two supplied adapters. The backup battery was included and the unit works perfectly.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Al Great product and easy to install.
I replaced all five of the existing smoke detectors in my home. The old ones were ten years old. With the adapters included with the new ones, installation was a breeze.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodpecker Smoke detector replacements
Replaced all detectors in house, these are a good choice as battery is very easy to access compared to others. They were very easy to replace as adapters are included if needed. Needed 9 fo my home , just wish they had better bulk buying options.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NLewis8338 Love these!
After our power went out several times within 10 minutes, our old smoke detectors would go off at random times and were difficult to silence. We also realized the old ones were expired. I purchased the new ones at Home Depot and installed them myself. I didn't need any new connectors because the old smoke detectors were made by Kidde. I changed the housing on the ceiling without any issues. I replaced five of them in less than an hour. An added plus is that we don't have to take the detector down to change the battery when it's low, whereas on the old ones we did. Just push the battery door and it pops open, change the battery, and push the battery door shut.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foxman made replacing my fireX simple
Kidde bought out fireX and those were the detectors I had to replace. The adapter allowed me to simple replace the base by loosening two screws and replacing old base with the new one and then the adapter allowed me to use the old harness and not have to replace it.
The only hard part was connecting the adapter to the new detector. Even when I pinched the new adapter to connect it I found I had to use a small flat edge screw driver to make the connection but after the first one all the others went in smoothly. Easy to install and saved me time.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doc Easy to install/Retrofit
Had to replace smoke alarms throughout the house (6) due to false alarms. The devices were 12 years old. It was a simple replacement due to the plug-in nature of the detector.
March 2, 2016