Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 115
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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Installer One screw installation
I installed 3 of these today. The plastic screw broke all three times so I had to drill three additional holes for each unit to install them using real screws. Pain in the butt. Hopefully I won't get the phantom alarms.
May 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ringo These will not last 10 years
I bought 4 of these Aug 2014. Two of the 4 have went bad already and when they go bad the alarm goes off constantly. I will be replacing then with the older style ones.
May 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AR WORST ALARM EVER
This alarm will randomly go off in the middle of the night and there is no way to turn it off without destroying it. DO NOT BUY THIS ALARM.
May 18, 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 Mike Do not purchase
The alarm does off for no reason the harsh button does not work when the alarm goes off there's no fire no smoke it just randomly goes off and the only way to turn the alarm off is the beat it was a 10 pound hammer do not buy this smoke alarm and I've had to go this way where they randomly go off and I have to shut it up with the hammer because the button for hush did not work and there's no way to remove the battery it is sealed in the case buy another brand of smoke alarm
April 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SanLeandrogirl ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. DO NOT BUY
If I could give this 0 stars I would. After 3 months, this smoke alarm woke me up in the middle of the night at 2am. There was no fire, no smoke. Turned it off only to have it go off two hours later. There were no issues for two weeks and then the same thing happened. It turned on randomly in the middle of the night of course, several times. I just got home from work and the alarm was blaring so it must have been going off the entire day. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. Waste of money.
March 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Qwerty42 Don't buy
Didn't make 6 months before the smoke detector went off continuously, even when the unit was moved outdoors. Only way to silence it permanently disables it. Buy a unit with a replaceable battery that you can actually control, otherwise you may have to destroy it in the middle of the night.
March 21, 2016