Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DzrtRat A inexpensive remedy
This alarm was an easy install. Placed it in our common room with cathedral ceilings. Searched forever to find a photo and ion fire alarm. Wasn't until after I ordered this that I discovered it was a BATTERY operated NOT WIRE IN.
Otherwise, the inexpensive price is safe assurance that it will go off for either detection. One thing I don't like about it, the alarm has to be removed from the fixture for the battery to be replaced. Not an easy task with our ceilings. Otherwise a good product, quick simple install, and easy testing.
November 26, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Rach great features
The product works well. It is loud, and somewhat sensitive, but does have a "hush" button - say, if someone forgot the cookies in the oven, and the smoke lingers even if you already opened the window.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MusicLover67 This is the type you need - Phtoelectric AND Ionization
I've had this unit for three years now. It sometimes goes off when I'm lighting a fire in the fireplace, but that's what you expect, right? Otherwise, no "false" alarms. The battery is easy to replace.
For exactly why you need a dual-sensor smoke alarm, see the video at Dateline - NBC News online. (Sorry, I can't post a URL.) Warning: Starts with heartbreaking story.
February 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by thisguy not for basements
placed two in basement. CONSTANT false alarms (due to humidity perhaps).
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PrinceDunlop All smoke detectors should be this good.
It is a darn shame that the smoke detector industry does not manufacture all smoke detectors to detect both slow AND fast moving fires, using both the ionization and PHOTOELECTRIC technologies. I don't buy anything else, I've bought many of these models. They make a great gift for family and office and it is very important to detect the slow, smoldering fires. These should last for years. Who wouldn't want to spend the equivalent of $4 extra per year for this protection?
December 5, 2012