Customer Reviews For The First Alert Wireless Interconnect Battery Operated Smoke Alarm

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19 Reviews
19 customers recommend this product
Jaime Cabot
February 16, 2017
Why was First Alert One Link Battery operated wireless discontinued

Product works great easy to install and works when power goes out something I need in a smoke/CO detector. Need to add another unit but can no longer find the units.

Charles Hinton
December 16, 2016
Verified Purchase
Used this over 10 times now

Works everytime

Barbara Clark
December 5, 2016
Verified Purchase

I am very satisfied with the performance of this product. It works very well.

Charles Hinton
April 25, 2016
Verified Purchase
Always Works perfect

Always Works perfect

Todd Magnani
February 24, 2016
Verified Purchase

Very easy to install.

Thomas Weber
February 12, 2016
Verified Purchase
Easy to install, works great

Smoke detector SA501CN-3ST. Installed 3 of these smoke detectors on 3 different levels of my home. There were metal ducts in the vicinity. All 3 detectors communicate fine, and all 3 alarm when any are tested. I wanted to be able to hear alarms from anywhere in my home, and these detectors make that possible.

James McAllister
January 27, 2016
Verified Purchase

Product arrived on time and in good shape. Instructions were easy to follow and product works well. Thanks.

Kathleen Russell
March 3, 2015
Verified Purchase
Excellent smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

It only took a little time to set up the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and they are excellent and all work together extremely well.

Patricia Shewmake
July 13, 2014
Verified Purchase


Patricia Shewmake
November 20, 2013
Verified Purchase

Al products on this order are great. We use them all the time.

Gail Thompson
November 15, 2013
Verified Purchase

It works as promised.

Michael Wheeler
August 10, 2013
Verified Purchase
Great Detector

Great alarm device. I bought three and gave them to my daughter after she moved in to an older two story home with a basement. The alarms work just like wired-in alarms. When one goes off all three go off.

Art Kibby
March 1, 2013
Verified Purchase

We installed all of these in our community theater building. Its an old schoolhouse built in 1910. Some of them dont communicate wirelessly, but some do.

Devon Paullin
September 7, 2012
Verified Purchase

I am a fire prevention professional. I have researched the sensor technology and realize that photoelectric is the best choice. Interconnected technology is also the recommended choice.

Chris Harrell
May 10, 2012
Verified Purchase


Denise Luders
April 12, 2012
Verified Purchase

Great customer service. Fast delivery. Very pleased.

Denise Luders
April 12, 2012
Verified Purchase

Easy check out, speedy delivery. Very satisfied.

November 16, 2011
Verified Purchase

easy to set up

Gordy Toomey
April 15, 2011
Verified Purchase

you had the products i needed that they did not have at the big box stores. Ordering was easy and even standard shipping was fast.

What is a mesh network and how do the First Alert Wireless Interconnect smoke detectors intercommunicate?
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.
What is the proper placement of smoke alarms?
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.
My smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping. Why does my smoke alarm chirp intermittently?
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.

Why doesn't my smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?
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:
  • You may not be holding the test button down long enough. Try holding it down for up to 10 seconds (20 seconds on photoelectric models) .
  • Your battery may not be installed properly or snapped all the way in place. Even if the alarm sounded briefly when the battery touched the terminals, you still need to make sure it is snapped securely in place. If the battery is loose, in cannot power the smoke alarm properly. After installing new batteries, be sure to test your smoke detector.
  • Your AC power may not be on. AC and AC/DC units will have a power indicator light (red or green) that shines continuously when they are receiving electrical power.
  • If you have a 10-Year model, the smoke alarm may not have been properly activated. If the tab broke away before the alarm was activated, you can use a toothpick to move the switch over to test the alarm.
Why does my smoke alarm go off when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?
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:
  • There may be insufficient battery power, try new batteries.
  • Problems with voltage or insufficient electrical power (brown out) may cause a continuous weak sounding alarm. For AC or AC/DC models, temporarily disconnect power at the service panel until the brown out is over. If you do not restore the AC power, your smoke alarms cannot warn you of a fire.
  • Incompatible warning device. If an incompatible alarm or auxiliary device is linked into a series of AC or AC/DC smoke alarms it may cause the system inadvertently go off.
My smoke alarm keeps chirping, even with a new battery. What is causing this?
There are a number of possible causes for your smoke alarm to keep chirping even with a new battery.
  • It is possible that your smoke alarm "silence" button was pushed by mistake. The alarm will now "chirp" once a minute for up to 15 minutes before resetting.
  • Are you sure it's the smoke alarm? Funny to ask, but other devices have similar low battery chirps or warning tones.
  • Your "new" batteries may not be fresh. If batteries are stored, especially in cold areas like refrigerators, they lose their charge more quickly. Always check the freshness date on the package when buying new batteries. Keep plenty of replacement batteries on hand so that you are sure to always be protected by your smoke alarms.
I lost my First Alert smoke alarm owner's manual. How can I get a new one?
First Alert smoke alarm owner's manuals are available online for download at no cost. Find your alarm in our Smoke Alarms section.
Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?
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.

I'm ready to change my alarm battery - what replacement batteries can I use?
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.

First Alert Wireless Interconnect Battery Operated Smoke Alarm

First Alert's series of Wireless Battery Operated Smoke Alarms effectively eliminates the need for a wired connection and operates entirely on batteries. The latest advancement in a series celebrated for its intuitive use of technology, the First Alert Wireless Interconnect collection offers an abundance of options when it comes to creating the ideal safety network. Wireless inter-connectivity allows you to connect up to 16 First Alert Wireless Interconnect alarms within your home! Should one Wireless Interconnect alarm sound off, the remainder of your Wireless Interconnected alarms will also trigger simultaneously and alert you and your home to any potential dangers. This feature allows for the maximum in whole home protection.

The realization of Photoelectric Smoke Sensing Technology will effectively reduce the number of nuisance alarms triggered by cooking smoke and shower steam. This alarm comes equipped with a Mute Button that serves the dual purpose of quickly silencing your alarm as well as testing its function. First Alert Wireless Interconnect Battery Operated Smoke Alarms also come equipped with an EZ access battery door that removes the hassle and burden of collecting your alarm from the ceiling and replacing its batteries. The combination of an optional theft-prevention lock and an increased emphasis on the unit's 85db sound output establish peace of mind, while the inclusion of an anti-theft prevention lock all but guarantees the safest of experiences. This alarm comes with a 10-year limited warranty and meets UL Standards.

This Wireless Interconnect alarm is for you if:
  • You want to build a safety network of interconnected alarms in your home without the cost and hassle of wiring.
  • You want an instructional DVD on the benefits of First Alert Wireless Interconnect Products.
Where To Place Smoke Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.

This product is intended for non-professional do it yourself installation. If you would like information about a professionally installed and monitored system, please contact First Alert Professional at 1-800-921-6025. First Alert Professional is not affiliated with BRK Brands, Inc.

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