Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 87
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mimi don't bother purchasing
I bought these to replace old alarms. One is only a few months old and chirping. Old lady up on ladder to replace the battery in the middle of the night and it's still chirping. Dogs going insane. I turned off the breaker and it's quiet, but isn't the alarm supposed to be in case electricity goes off. I'm calling electrician to replace all. Perhaps they have a better product. Another DIY project gone bad.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cheery Poor quality control
Though Kidde smoke alarms enjoy a great reputation, their battery is cheap, likely to die in less than 6 months. If you are selling a quality product, why put bad materials in it? Am I supposed to assume the alarm itself is of better quality than the battery? Kidde customer service is completely unsympathetic, and the included battery is not under warranty, even if it fails at 5 months. Ask your electrician for something else. I'm replacing all the batteries in my newly renovated house. What a scam!
September 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by averageconsumer16 do not recommend
Bought 5 of these We installed all 5 using the batteries they came with. It wasn't long before 2 units started chirping. changed the batteries. Chirping started again, put in new batteries again. Finally, I ordered 2 replacements. (bad decision). Still having problems. After further research, I found same complaints, due to manuf error, and allowing the battery space to be too large so the battery can not make good contact. The units think the battery is weak. I live 4 hours from a Homedepot so I didn't return them, just lost the money. But I went to Costco and bought some 10 year alarms, for about the same price. So far so good. No chirping. No battery to replace. I would highly recommend something different then this Kiddie brand.
July 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DK Beware the no hastle sticker
Bought 3 at my local Home Depot. Everything went easy with the install until I went to remove the big "no hassle" sticker on the front. It is one of those infuriating stickers that no matter what you do wont come off easy. Ended up spending 45 minutes trying to get the sticky goo off. Speaking of "goo off" the housing is made of cheep plastic that melts if you use "goo off".
August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mbnick Time to replace
Old units started going off after 8 years of age. Could not silence them due to battery backup. Cleaning did not work. Replaced with same. Use good smoke alarm batteries or plan on replacing batteries every 10 months or so.l
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NLewis8338 Love these!
After our power went out several times within 10 minutes, our old smoke detectors would go off at random times and were difficult to silence. We also realized the old ones were expired. I purchased the new ones at Home Depot and installed them myself. I didn't need any new connectors because the old smoke detectors were made by Kidde. I changed the housing on the ceiling without any issues. I replaced five of them in less than an hour. An added plus is that we don't have to take the detector down to change the battery when it's low, whereas on the old ones we did. Just push the battery door and it pops open, change the battery, and push the battery door shut.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick100 Good product
Easy to install because of the adapters included. Installed 3 in my son's house. So far so good. Will see if they work for a full year. If they work for a year I will add that to this evaluation.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Easy installation
I'm renovating an apartment and there was a missing hardwired smoke detector in the hallway. The connector, hanging from the ceiling, was an exact match for this model so I didn't need either of the two supplied adapters. The backup battery was included and the unit works perfectly.
May 4, 2016