Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 25
Rated 3 out of 5Â by wxray I like the voice, but not the mounting base
The mounting base on this is very strange. It is about the size of a USA 50 cent piece. I don't like this, and I had some issues with it on a popcorn ceiling. You have to give it a good twist to activate the unit, and it feels like I'm going to rip it right off the ceiling. (See attached photo.)
OK, so they tried something different by having two different ways to mount it, one with traditional screws and anchors, and the other with a central drywall anchor screw. Neither gives me much confidence.
Mounting issues aside, the unit has a pleasant voice announcing "fire" in a direct tone. This is good for someone who may have issues, such as dementia. It makes it clear what is happening.
I've only had it up a few weeks. We'll see how long it lasts and I'm hoping for the best in longevity.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SJMFOX Truly Worry Free
I don't know if this product will last ten years or not, but I am very pleased with it so far. We like the voice alert, and this alarm is very easy to attach anywhere. We live off the grid and so never use our wired smoke alarms, and we hated the other battery-operated one because of that annoying low-battery beep (in spite of changing the battery twice per year). Sealed lithium-ion batteries are well-known for their lasting power, and we have personally experienced this with other products, so we are confident that this alarm will last about as long as it says. So far, we love it!
August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gowe VERY EASY TO INSTALL
We have wired smoke alarms throughout the house and are using this one as the second one in the large master bedroom. Installation was very easy. The alarm is shrill and very loud so would no doubt wake up someone sleeping and we don't have to worry about the battery getting weak and causing it to tweep tweep in the middle of the night. The only negative is that the female voice saying "fire fire" could be louder, as people with hearing loss might not hear that. But the alarm would wake them up regardless.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PapawJeff So Easy To Mount And Put Into Action.
Mount the small unique base to the wall or ceiling with the provided hardware (two different options for the hardware),
To activate the unit, align the alarm with the mounting plate and rotate clockwise (right) approximately 45Â° until the unit stops and clicks into place and you all set and protected for ten years.
I have not had the opportunity to see how it works in a real fire situation and hope I never do!
It will indicate when its near the end of life so you can replace the unit.
Annual cleaning is recommended for proper operation.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by madatthewaste Lasts one year max, MADEINCHINAJUNK
I bought 6 of these to cover all the rooms in my house. Within exactly one year, all six of them starting peeping and chirping to indicate a low battery, all within one month of each other. There is no way to stop the chirping (pressing hush does not work). There are no batteries you can change. I had to throw them all out. A total waste of 150 dollars. I will never buy a Kidde product again. It is junk.
September 3, 2014