Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
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 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 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
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 Raver208 Kidde Heat Detector Seems a Fine Product
This was a good product and fairly easy to install. I installed it on then ceiling of the utility room in our condo, where the furnace & air handler are kept. This unit replaced a much older one that had broken off the bracket. Safest bet is to change these units out every 10 years and this particular one was almost on 20 years. We've only lived in the condo for 4 years, and I recently found out how old our detector was.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ELLK74 Good Product
These were easy to install. We hope to never need them, but they give us some comfort. Put 1 in basement, 1 in kitchen & 2 in garage. We wired them to work together. These are places where smoke alarms may go off falsely. We like the idea that if we're in the house with problem in the garage the ones in the house will alarm too & vice-a-versa.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Just As Expected
Installed two of these in the basement, one in the laundry room and one in the furnace room. Inter-connected them with the smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. Good price.
Be sure to look up proper placement/use of heat detectors. They cannot replace smoke detectors, but can supplement them!
February 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Items looks good and was what I needed.
This item is what I was looking for. It is used near an older furnace so the heat function is very useful.
A regular smoke detector would be set off by the soot in the air causing false alarms.
April 10, 2012