smoke detectors that don't suck

Dallin Jones squitoey at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 19:10:06 MDT 2014


The only problem with the nest co and smoke detector is I have 8 in my house and at 200-250 each it gets really expensive really fast. I have found that BRK makes a co and co/smoke detector call the one link. They can be battery only or hardwired. But what's nice is they use AA batteries and I have coupled them with my home automation system for all kinds of good things. Mainly so that it will tell me which one has the low battery. Since they always seem to die in the middle of the night when I can think properly. Plus I really hate the idea of one annoying beep every 45 seconds. 


Dallin Jones
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On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM, Wade Shearer <wadeshearer.lists at me.com>
wrote:

> Sounds like you want the Protect:
> https://nest.com/smoke-co-alarm/life-with-nest-protect/
>> On Mar 13, 2014, at 18:58, Michael Lovell <toelovell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> hey all,
>> first off, thanks for all the input on printer suggestions from last week.
>> it was very helpful and informative.
>> 
>> it appears though that multiple things in my house are wanting to die and
>> last night i awoke to the wonderful^Wawful sound of a smoke detector chirp
>> about a low battery. long story short, when changing a battery didn't help,
>> i ended up just pulling 2 of my 6 smoke detectors off the ceiling to be
>> able to get some sleep. now i'm faced with the need to replace a few smoke
>> detectors and figure i might as well replace them all since they are all
>> over 6 years old and near the end of their life spans.
>> 
>> the detectors i currently have are some first alert smoke/co combination
>> detectors with a hardwire and battery. they were installed by the builder 6
>> years ago so i'm pretty sure they were about the cheapest that could be
>> found. do any of you have any recommendations about brands or models or
>> smoke detectors?
>> 
>> i primarily want something that is going to alert properly (not alert when
>> it shouldn't and alert when it should) and hopefully that doesn't have the
>> really annoying, high-pitched, and impossible-to-sleep-through low battery
>> warning. i have looked at the first alert ones that have voice alerts and
>> the one-link wireless but the user manual indicates that it still does the
>> annoying chirp with a low battery. i have also looked at nest protect but i
>> think 130/each is a little out of my price range.
>> 
>> any thoughts or recommendations from the group?
>> 
>> mike
>> 
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