Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 132
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 Gables Do not buy!
I bought two. I had one installed in the garage and the other one in the kitchen. A month later, at 3A.M, the one in the garage started with the awful noise. I got the ladder and, afraid, climbed on it and unscrewed the Kidde; it kept making noise and I took it to my bedroom to try to continue my sleep but the noise continued. I called Kidde and I was told a thunder may have triggered it. A month later the one in the kitchen started with the noise. Again, I had to climb the ladder, and unscrew it. This time Kidde blamed it on humidity. I asked for a refund-they do not give refunds. I called Home Depot and told them what I went through and the manager or Assistant Manager told me to take both to the store and gave me his name. I did and I got the refund.
August 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeanne Get a different alarm
2 years ago I had 5 of these installed in my home. Purchased from Home Depot. I have since had 2 go off Falsely. During the night. Scaring us up and out only to be a false alarm signal.
Get a better alarm system
September 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joeannsanmarino Bad Product
In a wheelchair by myself and I had two of them go off for no reason, and after taken then down could not make them stop not even the fire department until we destroyed them... Joeann of San Marino
August 31, 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 javier Worst purchase ever
I had just finished taking a shower when the alarm went off. It was a false alarm as there was no fire anywhere in my home to be found. I had to get on a chair and reach to the ceiling to try to turn it off but the "Push to Hush" button (stupid name for a button) was not shutting it off. The alarm is super loud; I would guess 120+ dB SPL. It kept beeping for a couple of minutes so I took it down from the ceiling and placed it under a sofa cushion. I didn't have time for this as I had to get ready to go to work. Tonight I returned home and sat on my sofa. I felt something hard underneath me and I head a beep. I had forgot all about the alarm! I took it out and exposed it to the air thinking it was fixed. I was about to put it back in its place on the ceiling when the alarm started going off again. Again, it was a false alarm as clearly my house was still intact and fire-free. I struggled at least 10 minutes with it trying to turn it off. I had to open up the unit while the entire time the beeps did not stop. I am an electrical engineer and luckily I knew what to look for. I located the switch on the circuit board and finally turned off the alarm. I just realized that you could do the same thing by taking a screwdriver to it on the backside (under the sticker). I hope I did not incur permanent hearing damage. P.S. The unit has only been in use for a few months; under one year for sure.
August 26, 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 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