Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 185
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Hope I never need to use this purchase
I used this alarm as a replacement for a smoke detector that renovator should have installed with CO monitor on two basement levels. Installation was easy because of prior wiring. Originally seemed to be a problem with a smoke detector in a bedroom only connecting with this new smoke detector/CO monitor on same level and not to smoke detectors on other levels of house. Telephone call to Kiddie support suggested that I had not pushed the test button long enough, 10 seconds, and when I did that it showed that all smoke detectors/CO monitors and smoke detectors on three levels and in four bedrooms would alarm from an incident at one monitor. As header says, I hope I never need this purchase for its intended use.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Good Replacement for Old Wired Smoke Detectors
Replaced 30 year old hardwired smoke detectors. The box came with a base plate, a detector and a wiring harness with a plug on the end.
All I had to do was untwist the old wire nuts, remove the wires to the old plug, match up the wires for the new plug and retwist the wire nuts. I unscrewed the old base plate from the wiring box, put in the new base plate and screwed it in. I connected the new plug to the back of the unit, push it up in place and rotated until it clicked in place. The whole process took less than 5 minutes and was relatively easy.
The included battery was dead, causing a slow chirping sound. I replaced it with a new battery. The battery holder is easy to access on the outside of the unit. However, it is tricky to pry open the clip holding the battery in. The clip is quite stiff. I found it impossible to hold open the clip with my fingers. I ended up using a screwdriver to pry it open. Not a good design, particularly for something that needs periodic replacement.
I would have given it 5 stars had the included battery been working and had I been able to press the battery clip down with my fingers.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kismet Replacing outdated smoke detectors
compatible with current wiring setup and unit does not have to be taken down to change the battery. Also, replaces the carbon monoxide units. Recommended to my neighbors
August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kay Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm
This product was recommended by the Fire and Safety company we use for our Artist Loft's, it was easy to install and seems to be functioning well.
August 9, 2016
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 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 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