Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Art Hard to find item in Colorado
A must have item for a home with an attached garage. Its the law in Massachusetts. I couldn't believe they were hard to find here in Colorado. With the help of Home Depot, they quickly located one in another one their other stores abet a little dusty but it works fine. The Massachusetts fire inspector explain how it had to be hooked into the other alarms ie smoke, carbon monoxide. When heat in garage hits 135 all alarms go off while declaring FIRE! I found it very easy to hook up and am sleeping better these days. Thank you Home Depot! Art
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flamer123 No more false alarms.
Fumes from my Street Rod would set off my house alarm,usually at 2 or 3 AM. My son in law (ex Firefighter) told me the make heat detectors. I bought one online and it was plug and play. Took just a couple minutes to install. No false alarms since then.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Monte Great Service at Meridian by Judy
Great Service at Meridian ID store by Judy who works at Service desk. Thanks
October 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrBaldy Upgraded house fire detection system
After researching fire detection systems, I knew what I wanted & only HD had everything in stock at my local store. I had a bit of a time trying to find them in the shelf display, but a sales person was quickly able to point them out to me.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Luciano Nice to have.
Easy to install. A good opportunity to have some alarming in probably the most important place in the house (for fires) that interconnects with the rest. That is in the garage.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MDSTONE Not a sprinkler but better than a smoke detector
I prefer to install a sprinkler in the utility room, garage and kitchen. These are areas that tend to give false alarms yet have a potential for fires. I like this unit since it connects to the other smoke detectors yet does not false alarm. I am a former fire fighter.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roadtoad Careful Placement Necessary
I put the unit in the attic, near the gas furnace. After enduring the heat of summer, no alarms, then on the first really cold day in the fall, I turned the heat on for the first time, after it had already gotten really cold outside . The 15 degrees change in one minute got it. A False alarm that set the other smoke alarms off. Scared me. When the temp increases suddenly, it will go off with out reaching 135 . Placement is very important to reduce false alarms. I took it out of service.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Walker Kidde-Firex Heat Detector
My old Firex smoke and heat detectors were ten years old, their maximum expected life, so I replaced them all. Firex was bought by Kidde a few years ago, and I was hopeful that the "Kidde Firex" brand detectors would use the same plug-in hook-ups from the 120 volt wiring in the ceiling to connect to the detector. Unfortunately, Kidde has changed the plug configuration, so I had to shut down the circuit and replace the pigtail plug-ins for all 9 detectors in the house, creating a much more involved job. The old Firex mounting brackets screwed to the box in the ceiling also didn't fit the new detectors and needed to be replaced by the new mounting brackets that came with the detectors. I installed 3 code-required heat detectors, two in the attached garage and one over the oil burner in the basement. The other 6 were smoke detectors, not part of this review.
Since I have not had a fire, I don't know how well they work, and hope I never find out. But I have some peace of mind for the next ten years, until they need replacement again.
I just hope Kidde doesn't change plug configurations again between now and 2024. If they do, they (or Home Depot) should make it plain in their literature and packaging.
August 12, 2014