Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 125
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AnxiousAndy Junk!
I bought three of these when I bought my house in Nov 2014. The one in the basement had a false alarm a couple times. A few days ago the one in the hallway right outside my master bedroom activated at 3:00 AM! Scared the living daylights out of my cat and I! After searching the entire house doing a lap around the outside of the house determined it was another false alarm! I'm done with these and going to the 2nd generation Nest which seems to have all its bugs worked out.
For areas of the house where Nest is not cost justifiable I am going with the old school First Alerts with replaceable batteries. According to many reviews I've read the 10 year sealed ones report more false alarms then the old style ones along with the 2nd gen Nest.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ken The other reviews are right
I installed my unit in March, it is now August, and it goes off randomly with no ability to quiet it. The center button didn't do it, so it's permanently disabled. Wasted money on what was pressed as a reliable piece of safety equipment. I'll be reaching out to my local fire department for other suggested brands.
August 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Worst Smoke Alarm
Failed after 1.5 years. Do not buy this model. The other Kidde 10 year models work better than this one.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Save your money
Bought this for a new addition (laundry/pantry). After 1 year it started singing for no apparent reason. Called Kidde and they sent a replacement and indicated that I would need to return the defective alarm, but never sent a mailer for it. After 15 months the replacement started to sing again with no apparent reason. Now I have another smoke alarm to properly dispose of.
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HikerJo 10 YEARS, NO WAY, WORST ALARM EVER
I have five of these installed, manufactured in Dec 2014, installed in May 2015. Today is June 8, 2016, and I had to deal with a 14 ft extension ladder to get the DARN thing down when the battery failed.
Don't waste your money on this.
I'm a 67 year old woman living alone. This was not fun nor a good investment.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RDL good product
Needed alarm that did not interconnect for sunroom addition - appreciate the lithium battery feature with a 13' ceiling as we won't need to climb up every 6 months to change the battery.
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim 10yrs, No Way
Installed this product Nov 2013 with lithium 10yr battery. Started to alarm June 12, 2016 for no reason and battery failed. Waist of money.... do not buy this product
June 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John Not for replacing a wired alarm
If you are buying this to be a new installation or replace an old battery-operated alarm, no problem. If you are replacing a wired alarm, you have a job ahead of you. Kidde decided to forego all the conventional ways to mount an alarm and invent a new one. So if the old alarm has an electrical box behind it, the mounting system for this alarm won't work. So I found an old metal switch cover and drilled holes in it to match the Kidde mount. Then I screwed the Kidde mount to the switch cover, and screwed the switch cover to the box. It's installed, but took me roughly an hour to engineer and build it. Kidde needs to include with this alarm an adapter plate to adapt it to an electrical box. I knocked this rating down a couple of stars because of the cheesy non-standard mounting system.
May 7, 2016