First Alert Smoke & Fire Alarms: Ten Years of Protection

One of the more common misconceptions about smoke alarms is that they cost an arm and a leg to purchase. A quick online search will yield a lot of results for phrases like ‘why are smoke alarms so expensive’ and ‘cheap smoke alarms’. It’s pretty revealing and provides some excellent insight on the motivations for a lot of online shoppers. The First Alert brand as a whole handles this in stride with a variety of smoke and fire defense solutions that can accommodate every budget. There are two extremely popular First Alert Smoke Alarms that come to mind when focusing on an efficient and cost effective answer to protecting your surroundings.  Available as a hardwired smoke alarm and battery powered smoke alarm, both detectors feature identical price points that push them into being amazing value.

The First Alert 9120B Hardwired Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup

Listed Price: $12.55

Far and away one of the brand’s most popular smoke detectors, this First Alert Hardwired Smoke Alarm excels in a lot of areas. When you look at the actual listing for this smoke alarm on the First Alert Store page, you’ll find many of the same phrases being repeated by reviewers. The words ‘easy to install’, ‘excellent replacement’ and ‘great price’ show up more often than not. It’s not difficult to see why as this hardwired smoke detector comes equipped with a series of features that can be found in more expensive units.

This hardwired smoke alarm features a seamless installation process with all mounting hardware included. One of the more unsung perks of a hardwired smoke detector is its ability to interconnect with other units. This model in particular can be connected with up to 12 other First Alert and BRK hardwired smoke alarms. This allows for some true customization when setting up a smoke, fire and carbon monoxide defense unique to your surroundings. When one alarm is triggered, all other detectors will sound off, alerting everyone. Add in a battery backup that will continue to operate the hardwired alarm’s function in the event of a power outage and you really do have a detector that punches well above its weight class.

The First Alert SA303CN3 Battery Operated Smoke Alarm

Listed Price: $12.55

Some could argue that hardwired smoke alarms aren’t as versatile as their battery operated counterparts. There is some truth to that. A battery powered smoke detector isn’t hamstrung by hardwired installation and can be placed wherever an alarm is needed. Fast installation and an amazing price point have made this a favorite for years. Here’s what some reviewers are saying about this smoke alarm in its First Alert Store listing: ‘easy to install’, ‘best price around’, and ‘that was easy’.

This battery powered smoke detector works around rewiring by offering a simple approach to installation. The alarm includes mounting hardware that makes replacing your existing detector a breeze. You’ll also have access to features such as a Test and Silence button that will allow you to instantly check on the operation of your detector. They’re excellent additions considering the longevity of this battery powered smoke detector. Similar to the aforementioned hardwired smoke alarm, this detector has a ten year lifespan. That’s a decade’s worth of smoke and fire protection for under $13.00. It’s an incredible value that has pushed these two models as standout favorites for years.

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