● Wireless interconnectivity, wirelessly connect up to 16 First Alert Wireless Interconnect alarms in your home.
● Talking alarm, actual voice speaks the type and location of danger in your home, when easily programmed.
● Dual smoke & co sensing, ultimate protection from two deadly dangers.
● Photoelectric smoke sensing, optimal protection from smoldering fires.
● Reduces false alarms like those caused by cooking fires and shower steam.
● Eco-friendly, completely recyclable as an electronic device.
● Mute button, mutes unnecessary alarms immediately. also tests alarm function with same button.
● EZ access battery drawer, no need to remove alarm from ceiling to change battery.
● Low battery signal mute, quiets low battery signal for up to 8 hours.
● Electrochemical sensor, most accurate technology available for detecting carbon monoxide.
● End of life timer, alarm chirps when it is time to replace it.
● 2 AA batteries included.
● Loud 85db alarm.
● 5-year limited warranty, carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 5 years for maximum protection.
● Meets UL217 & UL2034 standards.
● FCC compliant.
Average Customer Rating Based on 37 reviews:
great investment - 10/21/2015
Reviewer: Dale Hanke
So simple to set up. Used special tape instead of the screws to put on wall. May order a 2nd one now too.
One Link all alert - 03/09/2015
Reviewer: Gerard Cacciatore
This is the best since wired smoke detectors. Installation was a breeze and the alarms are very audible. For our application, having a finished basement, this is exactly what we need for peace of mind
Reviewer: MARK RICHMOND
Product worked well in resolving our needs.
Reviewer: Patricia Shewmake
Carbon Monoxide Units - 06/21/2014
Reviewer: Michael Gridley
Work well, linked OK
Meets New City rental alarm requirements - 03/07/2014
Reviewer: jon boucher
Due to fire last year our town council has made it mandatory to have all smoke/fire and co alarms be interconnected. I own a couple older homes and the cost of wired interconnection would be large and distructive. I purchased 5 units for one home am very pleased with the units. I would only suggest that a YouTube video be posted for programming . The instructions were a bit unclear. Once I found a post done by a fire fighter to was so clear.
Talking Smoke Alarm - 02/17/2014
Reviewer: Lawyer Durr
3 First Alert Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarm With Voice
Great Product - 02/01/2014
Reviewer: Ken Deja
No issues with them. Like the fact that they are connected and talk to each other.
Wireless Talking CO/Smoke Alarm - 01/08/2014
Reviewer: Bernard Cattrell
As a fire safety professional I like the features of this product. Easy to install in any portion of the home, identify that location on the device and have multiple devices connected to each other so which when activated they all sound throughout the home. I have placed them in my home, a rental that a son was using in college and in my mother-in-laws home.
Extremely sensitive - 12/24/2013
Reviewer: Darius Washington
I recently purchased my home and these were already installed. The previous owner informed us that taking a shower sets it off so everyday, I have to take the battery out of the main component because it does go off. Apparently air freshener sets it off too. Anytime I spray apple cinnamon scent spray in the bathroom, there goes the alarm. My ceilings are at least 9 feet high and the bathroom window is always open when it goes off. I dont know if I just have a faulty device but its upsetting me more than it makes me feel safe.
Q: What is a mesh network and how do the First Alert Wireless Interconnect smoke detectors intercommunicate?
A: First Alert Wireless Interconnect smoke alarms operate on a "mesh network" to integrate smoke alarms for better safety and response in an emergency. All of the First Alert Wireless Interconnect alarms send, receive and resend the initiating alarm's signal. Why is this important? Let's say the signal is blocked from reaching the master bedroom alarm either by distance or some obstruction in the home. With First Alert Wireless Interconnect, the mesh network of alarms re-routes and re-sends the signal via the other alarms, providing a greater chance all alarms will receive the signal. The "mesh network" is a more reliable means of wireless communication.
Q: How often do you need to change the batteries?
A: Actual battery service life depends on the particular design of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm and the environment in which it is installed. All kinds of alarm batteries specified in the user's manual are acceptable replacement batteries. Regardless of the manufacturer's suggested battery life, you MUST replace the batteries immediately once the unit starts "chirping" (the "low battery warning"). It is recommended that you change the batteries in your alarms when you change your clocks for daylight saving time. Also consider replacing your current alarms with 10-Year Life alarms that never require a costly battery replacement for the ten year life of the alarm. This 10-Year series is available in smoke, carbon monoxide and combination alarms.
Q: What is the proper placement of smoke alarms?
A: It is important that you have the proper placement for your smoke alarms. Install your alarms at least 20 feet from appliances like furnaces and ovens, which produce combustion particles. Alarms should be at least 10 feet from high humidity areas like showers and laundry rooms, and at least 3 feet from heat/AC vents. Be sure to install a smoke alarm in each bedroom, one at the top of each stairwell, and one on every level.
Q: My smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping. Why does my smoke alarm chirp intermittently?
A: It is likely that the reason your smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping is that the battery is low. Whenever your smoke alarm keeps chirping, replace the battery immediately.
Other reasons include: It could be a different device or appliance such as a security system, monitor, carbon monoxide alarm, or other device which has a similar low battery or alert signal. Some of the same factors that cause unwanted alarms can cause intermittent alarms: dust and insects in the alarm or power interruptions in hardwired alarms. Improper wiring on AC or AC/DC smoke alarms. AC alarms will chirp every 5 seconds if the interconnect wire is grounded. The orange interconnect wire should NEVER be grounded; it should only be used to interconnect other smoke alarms or compatible devices.
Q: Why doesn't my smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?
A: It is important that you frequently test your smoke alarms. When you are testing your smoke alarm, there are a number of reasons why the alarm might not sound:
Q: Why does my smoke alarm go off when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?
A: It is normal for smoke alarms to go off and sound briefly (up to 5-10 seconds) when you install a new battery or when they are powered up. If the alarm continues to go off and no smoke is present, the cause may be one of the following:
Q: My smoke alarm keeps chirping, even with a new battery. What is causing this?
A: There are a number of possible causes for your smoke alarm to keep chirping even with a new battery.
Q: I lost my First Alert smoke alarm owner's manual. How can I get a new one?
A: First Alert smoke alarm owner's manuals are available online for download at no cost. Find your alarm in our Smoke Alarms section.
Q: Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?
A: Smoke alarms have a limited life. Although each smoke alarm and all of its parts have passed many stringent tests and are designed to be as reliable as possible, any of these parts could fail over time. Therefore, you must test the devices weekly. The unit should be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly. The performance of smoke alarms older than 10 years is simply not reliable. To ensure your family's safety, all carbon monoxide and smoke/CO combination alarms need to be replaced every 5-7 years. All smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years.
If it's time to replace your alarms, consider the NEW 10-Year Life series and never have to worry about a battery replacement for the life of the alarm.10-Year alarms are available in smoke,carbon monoxide and combination alarms.
Q: How do I get my carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping?
A: If your carbon monoxide alarm keeps chirping, the battery may be low or weak. On First Alert carbon monoxide detectors, check to see if the battery light is yellow or green. If the alarm is chirping and the light is yellow, it means the battery is low. The way to get a carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping is to replace the battery.
Q: Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms? What is proper carbon monoxide alarm placement?
A: It is very important to install carbon monoxide alarms near or in each separate sleeping area. Many states now require that a carbon monoxide alarm is placed in each bedroom. For added protection, placement of an additional carbon monoxide alarm at least 15-20 feet away from the furnace or fuel burning heat sources is recommended. Also, install carbon monoxide alarms at least 10 feet from sources of humidity like bathrooms and showers. In two story houses, install one carbon monoxide alarm on each level of the home. If you have a basement, carbon monoxide alarm placement is recommended at the top of the basement stairs.
Q: Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide alarms?
A: Do not install carbon monoxide alarms in garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty, humid, or greasy areas. Do not install alarms in direct sunlight, or areas subjected to temperature extremes. These include unconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics, un-insulated or poorly insulated ceilings, and porches. Carbon monoxide alarms should not be installed in outlets covered by curtains or other obstructions. Do not install in turbulent air-near ceiling fans, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns, or open windows. Blowing air may prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the CO sensors.
Q: How many carbon monoxide alarms should I have in my home?
A: So how many carbon monoxide alarms should you have in your home? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you should have a carbon monoxide alarm centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom. For added protection, you should have additional carbon monoxide alarms in each separate bedroom and on every level of your house, including the basement. Some states now require that you have a carbon monoxide alarm in each bedroom of the house. If you install only one carbon monoxide alarm in your home, place it near or in your bedroom.
Q: What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test?
A: The following procedure is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test - Press and hold the Test Button on the front of the alarm until the alarm sounds. Be sure you hold the button down long enough; it can take up to 20 seconds for the alarm to respond to the test.
Q: Is it a false alarm when my carbon monoxide alarm sounds and there doesn't seem to be a problem?
A: A carbon monoxide alarm false alarm should not occur if your alarm is in working order. Remember, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. If your carbon monoxide alarm went off, it detected potentially harmful amounts of carbon monoxide. After the professionals have evaluated the situation, make sure no one has any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Here are a few situations that may cause a carbon monoxide alarm "false alarm:"
Q: Will carbon monoxide alarms detect explosive gas leaks?
A: No, a single function carbon monoxide alarm reacts to carbon monoxide only. To detect explosive gas, you need an explosive gas detector. Different kinds of explosive gas can be detected and it is recommended that any home that utilizes natural or propane gas have at least one explosive gas leak detector.
Q: I'm ready to change my alarm battery - what replacement batteries can I use?
A: Check your User's Manual or the nameplate on the back of the alarm. Different smoke detectors & CO alarms use different kinds of batteries - 9V, AA, AAA - it all depends on the particular model you have. Use quality batteries like lithium batteries - having plenty of power is worth any extra cost. Never use rechargeable batteries because they may not always provide a consistent charge.