Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rockfish12 Not so pleased
I bought three units (wired & sealed battery) to replace some expired Kidde alarms I had in my house for about 7-8 years. They installed easily as the mounting brackets and the electrical connectors were unchanged -- that was unexpected but totally ok with me! About a week after installation, one of the 3 units started chirping its low battery alert. Remember, these are sealed batteries that are supposed to be good for 10 years; the manufacture date per markings on the unit was 5 months ago. The issue is unresolved and I found hitting the silence button makes it quiet for a while. I'm quite disappointed and I've had to silence it numerous time now.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bj1955 great product once you figure out installation
buying this in a 3pack really saved money. I got these to replace ones by the same company that needed batteries replaced annually. I called the manufacturer to see if I could insert these onto the existing bases on the ceiling and they said yes. Not exactly! You need to use the new bases to activate the 10 year battery. The old bases will not do that and when you plug them into power, they will keep saying 'low battery'. You can actually mount them on the old base but before you do, you need to activate them using the base included with the new detector. The activation procedures are buried in the middle of the multilanguage instructions!
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJU73 Good product
We replaced older models, with a different connector, so it was necessary to turn to power off. That said, aside from the time required to drag out and set up the ladder, and locate the screwdriver, the installation itself took less than 5 minutes. Very easy installation and easy testing. Also, when wood stove smoked up house a bit one day, the alarm (upstairs!) worked perfectly. Since proper location of this alarm puts it in a spot overhanging the base of a staircase, and we don't want to have to climb to that location often, the 10 year battery is perfect. So happy it is available, and the product is wonderful!
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDaddy Dependable Product
This is my second time I purchase this product ( 10 years ago). It is made to last for ten years and it did. Believe it or not the warranty it had was true. It went ten years later. great product but pricy but worth every nickel.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MetroWestTownhouseOwner Good buy, pretty easily installed
After a few minor installation issues, all three units are in and operating. Here's what I wish I knew to expect when installing them:
1. I installed one of the new devices, restored power (planning to test that one before installing the other two) and it immediately sounded the alarm. After re-reading the instructions, I realized that all three had to be connected before testing.
2. In my case, two of the devices were in an error state initially after power up. Running the test cycle cleared it, but only on that one device. The "a-ha" moment was when my partner suggested running the test on each device. That got all of them running in their normal state.
3. Installing the devices onto the ceiling mounting ring takes a very firm twist - firm enough that I was concerned about cracking the plastic, but that's what was needed for all three devices to get them to engage.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Great Value
Great retrofit to replace 18 year old smoke detectors. Easy to install with simple instructions. Took only 10 minutes per detector to the replace the old detectors from start to finish. Replaces both the smoke and CO detectors. I like the voice alert that identifies smoke or CO danger.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Good product, easy to install
I ordered a three-pack and total cost including tax and shipping was about $125. The unit is very easy to install. It took less than 20 minutes to replace all three smoke alarms in my house. The unit has a 10-year lithium battery so no more changing out 9v battery every year. All three units are communicated with each-other so if one goes off, the other will sound the alarm as well.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrandpaBob Vary happy with my new smoke and CO alarms.
The smoke alarms was easy to install. I will recommend this to my product to my friends.
September 16, 2014