Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RDL Good Product
Needed interconnect alarms to replace the originals. We interconnected several of this model with a Smoke & carbon monoxide alarm (Model i12010SCO ) for whole house coverage. The lithium battery will eliminate the need to change the batteries every 6 months.
Someone's product review complained the "on" light was so bright as to keep one awake -- A star in the sky is brighter - we have to look to see that the small green light is on.
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by southof49 Questionable batterys
In March of 2016 I installed 5 of these in my home all dated October 2015. During the install and after a few minutes, 3 of the five were giving the green flashing light and a chirp every minute indicating a low battery condition. How does the manufacturer expect to get 10 years out of these when three of mine only went 5 months?
March 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobnier Great product
My daughter was getting nuisance alarms in the middle of the night. Every night! They would remove several of the alarms and go back to bed. As a former firefighter, I couldn't have that risk. The old system was over twenty years old, so I replaced all of the devices (very easy). Now, not only can she and her family sleep at night, but so can I.
December 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leroy Easy to Install
Replaced 5 detectors that had reached end of life. Took less than an hour without any problems.
January 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepless The green light is much to bright!
At night, the green light illuminates the entire bedroom. I prefer to sleep in near total darkness. So I tried putting tape over the green light, but that only caused the light to be redirected out the side of the detector. The ceiling is now glowing, I bought four of these and I will be returning them soon.
There is just no need to have such a bright indicator light.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob It's early but so far everything is working very well.m talk to me in ten years.
Electrician recommended the alarm. So far it is performing well.
August 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NYATCS Kidde Quality Assurance and Checking Lacking
On 5/23, I purchased 3 Kidde combination (CO/smoke) hardwired ten year life battery backup detectors and 6 Kidde hardwired ten year life battery backup smoke detectors to replace the hardwired units (with replaceable backup batteries) that were installed in my home in 2006. I had to return 2 of the smoke detectors purchased on 5/23 that initially tested as being OK, but within a minute, or so, the green standby light began to flash and the units would chirp once per minute. Nothing would clear this condition. The information on the back of the detector indicates that the once a minute chirp is an indication of a low battery. I returned the 2 defective smoke detectors and purchased 2 more Kidde smoke detectors of the same type. One of the detectors worked properly and one did not, so I returned the defective detector and picked up a single Kidde smoke detector which also turned out to be defective. All of the manufacturing dates on the units ranged from January 2015 to April 2015. One of my "old" Kidde smoke detectors, which has a replaceable battery, was purchased in 2012, so it is still useable although I did want to replace it with a 10 year life battery backup unit. The bottom line is that Kidde needs to have better quality assurance and better quality control checks of their products.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa Smoke Alarms
The WORRY FREE 120-VOLT HARDWIRE INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE ALARM WITH 10-YEAR BATTERY BACKUP installed easily and were the exact same size as the old ones so no new painting was required. We chose to use two smoke alarms and one smoke/CO combo, all wired together. I think this is a great idea to have a ten year battery/smoke detector so twice yearly one does not need to remember to replace batteries! Also, the cost may be more for these type but once you figure in the cost of 9 volt batteries and replacing all of them twice a year, the costs even out!
January 20, 2015