Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 177
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LTAirPilot Easy To Wire
I have 4 hardwired smoke alarms in my home that needed to be replaced from old age and the lack of a battery backup. I had no idea what to expect from the original wiring, wiring harness, mounting hardware or operation of the new alarms. I did expect another trip to the store would be involved somewhere. To my surprise I was able to replace all 4 alarms with new combination alarms, rewire the harnesses and finish installation in less than an hour. Operations test was a surprise also, first a voice announcing type of alarm fire or CO2, then unique high decibel alarm for each, all 4 alarms sound the alert. I am very happy with this purchase.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TC15344 Smoke and CO alarm
The instructions were complete and easy to follow.The wiring harness made the installation easy. I really needed a CO detector in a particular area of my home and this served both as the CO detector and a smoke alarm.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bridges ANNOYING PIECE OF JUNK
Installed 3 of the combo hardwired alarms in July 2015. One of the 3 would go off on occasion with minimal smoke from cooking. The unit now goes off on its own with no cooking, smoke etc. I checked the unit and noticed that it did not have a solid green light. I removed the unit and went to one of the other alarms that had a solid green light and plugged it in no solid green light. It is clear that the unit is defective. I regret not having read the reviews noting the poor quality of the KIDDE unit. I am buying a new unit of a different manufacturer wasted $50 on this piece of garbage.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alexander Failed after two years
I purchased and installed two of these units in November 2013. One of them failed last week after a little more than two years. Since they have a 10 year warranty I emailed Kidde to see what I needed to do to get a replacement. My email has not been answered. So much for the warranty. Since I need a smoke alarm I guess I'll have to purchase one. Actually, I'll have to purchase two because they work in tandem. It won't be a Kidde.
I should also mention that this is not the first experience I have had with Kidde alarms failing. Several years ago I purchased two and they failed right out of the box. I returned them and got two more that lasted 7 years. I bought the same brand again so I could use the same mounting bracket and harness. I won't do that again.
February 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JCW18 False Alarms!
A little over a year ago I decided to "upgrade" the alarm in our kitchen with this model. I chose it because it's a combined smoke/CO alarm--one less alarm to maintain--and uses a photoelectric detector, which "they" say is less prone to false alarms when used in the kitchen. That much is true; I had no false alarms while cooking, unlike with the ionization detector installed previously. BUT...
Nine months after installing the alarm I began to get nuisance alarms in the middle of the night, at the pace of one per hour. When I realized this alarm was causing the problem, I tried changing the battery, cleaning it, etc., all to no avail. I eventually just removed it (Thanks for the useful product, Kidde).
Thinking that perhaps I was unlucky and had purchased a defective unit, I bought and installed a replacement in January. After only two months, the middle-of-the-night nuisance alarms started again. I was smart enough to save the receipt this time, so I will pursue a refund through Kidde.
Don't waste your time or money on this alarm. It's poorly designed, poorly made, or perhaps both.
March 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dontbuyfalsealarms Worst purchase ever!!
Purchased 5 of these combo alarms in 2013 and had an electrician install them. Every thing was great for about 6 months and then the false fire alarms started. The first being at 2 in the morning! We have had them at all times of day and night every few months since. We thought we figured out which one was defective and replaced it. Today we had 2 false alarms already and had to remove one to see if it is the culprit. These alarms are driving us crazy!! You will regret it if you purchase them.
February 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great combo unit
I bought 3 of these to replace 3 ancient interconnected BRK units that did smoke detection only and had to be from the 1980s. I also bought adapters so that I could reuse the existing wiring harnesses. It was a pretty straightforward install. I love now having CO detection in addition to smoke, plus the voice feature, plus the battery backup - all new for me. I had 1 false alarm 2 nights after the installation, but I believe it was due to an improperly seated connector/adapter. After addressing this, it's been at least a month and it hasn't happened again, which is good since I went with this brand because of all of the false-alarm complaints of other brands.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1bugs2u Kidde120-Volt Hardwired Inter Connectable Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup
This detector is easy to install and it TALKS. I am so glad I purchased them.
January 26, 2016