Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeminiGal Great Deal and Easy Installation on Smoke Alarm!
After finding out that you should replace your smoke alarms at least every 10 years, I was on the hunt for 6 smoke detectors since most of mine appeared to be the original alarms from when the house was built in1998. I received a fabulous deal on these alarms for about $6 each. Granted these are basic alarms but my house isn't that big and I don't have any young children so these alarms worked for my situation.
Being a female, installing these alarms is not something I would normally tackle so I patiently waited for a friend to help with the installation. After waiting about a month, I decided I would take the leap and try to install them myself. Since they were battery operated and no hard wiring involved, I was amazed that the installation was so simple. I simply removed the old alarm plate from the ceiling and replaced it with the new one and they all tested fine. Bottom line - good price with no labor costs!
January 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by David very sensitive, but I prefer that over being notified too late
I bought 3x of this same model in 2003 and they worked well for about 11 years. Then I noticed the sticker on the bottom says replace every 10 years....so I got my money's worth. This is the current replacement and while it seems about the same I can't say it's identical. It *does* snap onto the same mounting ring, so replacement was literally a snap. These things work out to under a dollar a year which is absolutely worth it to me. That being said, this unit is sensitive to more than just obvious smoke. Yes, it can go off when you cook or even steam from a shower, so place them appropriately. I had a ceiling fan motor going bad that produced an "electrical smell" and a very mild haze in the air that set it off. Some people find that annoying. I find it comforting that I'll probably get sufficient warning that I won't die in my sleep some night if something goes wrong.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ACME Awesome Deals
The smoke alarm was easy to install and very light weight, very easy to operate.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leonardo777 Gets the job done
This smoke detector is very sensitive. I did a side by side test with a more expensive model using a burning candle and it out performed it.
September 20, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BOdiddly Best value for the money
The smoke detectors were easy to install.Great value for a life saving device.A must for every household.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tucna Excellent Smoke Alarm
We have had this alarm for over 5 years, we now need a new one and will buy another just like it. This alarm is very loud and efficient. We have only a wood stove for heat, nothing else, and this alarm will sound even when the pipe on the stove is too hot and we have to open doors and windows to cool down the house. That is why I love this alarm, even when there is no smoke or fire this alarm will sound when the wood stove or pipe is too hot for safety.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SameMountingReplacment Good for replacement of older model with same mounting.
I purchased this instead of the newer smaller versions because it matched the size and mounting bracket used with the models I was replacing. No issues with using the older mounting hardware. LED lights do flash more often than the old models which initially bothered my son - perhaps this is the case with all new models.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sven good as described
I have confidence in the brand Kidde and have used it"s products over may years
May 9, 2012