Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 93
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mophead Install it, forget it!
With a 10-year battery, I shouldn't have to grab my ladder to check or change the batteries on a regular basis. Despite the oddly designed instruction sheet, the smoke detector is easy to install. Just screw the mounting plate to the ceiling or wall, then twist the smoke detector onto the mounting plate. That action will turn the unit on. After about 10 seconds, the unit will give out two beeps, twice. There is a test button in the middle that you can press from time to time to ensure functionality. I'll give it five stars for now; we'll see if it really lasts 10 years.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cycho Two in a row - did not work
Using the supplied base adapter the unit never turned on. Went back and got another one and it's the same thing. What a waste of time and money.
August 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nothappy123 Battery replacement in a time capsule!
Easiest smoke detector installed in minutes. Small round mounting bracket make life easy to center. The unit is the same size as my previous units. The unit has a label on the outside rim for install date and replacement dates. Unit turned on when clicked into place and installed correctly.
October 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alarmedanddeaf Terrible. Just terrible.
Perhaps this is as much a review of the fire alarm industry as of this particular product, but we have a series of linked Kidde alarms that repeatedly are triggered for no reason and cannot be turned off. I cannot describe how awful it has been. Obviously a malfunction, contractors can't figure it out. I get the concept of not wanting people to turn off alarms, but I'm afraid it's just unacceptable. People need a way to turn off a malfunctioning alarm. This requires a kill switch and doesn't have one. The product is unacceptable.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez great idea come with everything
There's nothing worse than waking up to that pinging sound of a smoke detector batter alarm. It always happens when you're sleeping, and you can never identify the source easily. Well, here's the answer to that, a smoke detector with a 10 year battery.
This is great, however, I'm not sure how I'll remember in 10 years to replace it, but whatever, we'll figure it out then.
The nice thing about it is it comes with mounting screws and drywall anchors so you don't need any extra hardware to install one.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HGTVFAN Much Needed Alarm
I was very happy to get this smoke alarm. I have a small office in an area that is not covered by any other smoke alarm. If there was ever a fire near my office, but not near the other alarm, it may be too late for me.
This alarm has a 10 year lithium battery that is sealed in the unit. It is good to know that I wont have to worry about the battery change every year.
October 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by john if you like false alarms waking your children at 3 am this is perfect!
i have 2 of these and they both go off at random. and it seems to be always at night. so they always wake up my kids. cool that the battery last 10 years.. but the housing doesnt stand up to my sledge after the 3rd time waking my kids for no reason.
December 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Battery Failed after 5 months!
Beware that many people rating this as 5 star due to the ten year battery most likely just purchased the alarm and haven't had it long enough to fail. My unit was fine for five months and then started with the end of life chirping. I see many other reviews with the same issue. Nothing will stop the chirping except turning the screw slot on the back which permanently disables the unit. I figured after 5 month that HD would not take it back, so I sent it back to Kidde for repair or replacement and am now without a detector in that one room. I'm going back to 9V battery models after this.
June 30, 2014