Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 29
Rated 5 out of 5Â by arlamay Easy for the novice DIYer
I have 6 older (12 years) smoke alarms from Firex (Kidde) and when 2 of them started to act up (chirping when the battery was good and no green light showing on one and one green light blinking) I called Kidde and was told this model would be an exact match. So I ordered them and less than a week later had them. I decided to replace the mounting brackets as the old ones were yellowed with age, and that was easy to do (just 2 screws involved). I would recommend wearing a headlamp with a swivel lens as it can be dark near the ceiling and plugging the new alarm in is much easier with good light.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by malaub Great replacement detectors for an older model.
I bought these detectors to replace ones that were over 10 years old (I believe the older model was Kidde 1275). These new ones were easy to install and plugged right into the old hardware and electrical.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Contractor good product
Kidde contractor 6 pack: I have 12 smoke alarms in the house and keep buying these to replace them as they go bad. PRO: Very few false alarms; easy to swap out old ones with new ones as the mounting bracket and wiring connector are compatible with other kidde products.
CON: difficult to tell which one has gone off when they are all interconnected. You need to watch the pattern of the blinking green light. Seems that Kidde should have a better system to let you know which one went off.
April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by selrahc66 Smoke Alarm Replacement
Just as Kidde stated the new alarm connectivity was completely compatible with my old units
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by bgrumbin uncertain outcomes
Most essential aspect was that the product FIT into the existing roof receptacles. It did so in that regard was satisfactory. Unfortunately, it has not solved the "chirping" problem that induced the purchase in the first place. It was implied to be caused by deterioration of the internals of the smoke alarms over the period of years during which the predecessors had been installed. One of the new smoke alarms in a position which was "chirping" originally has in fact continued to chirp. Haven't figured out how to resolve that aspect of the original problem which has not been cured by this purchase.
June 17, 2014