best smoke/co detector - hardwired?

kiagardenMay 2, 2012


We are in the market to install new hardwired smoke / co dectectors.

Would love to hear feedback on which ones to buy or not to buy.

Thank you in advance!

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rob from nj

We've been using these Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms: Kidde PI2010 Very few false alarms.

We use these CO detectors in most of the house: Kidde KN-COP-IC tied in with the smoke detectors.
We installed this one in the hall by the bedrooms: Kidde KN-COPF-i
The blue numbers are bright enough to act as a night light.

We're happy with them all.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 4:36PM
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rob from nj

You're welcome.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 8:57AM
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Thank you very much Robj for taking the time to let me know about Kidde brand. I'm a little overwhelmed by all the different types out there. Is there a reason why you chose 3 different types to install in your house? Are there ones better for certain areas? Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 9:52AM
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rob from nj

Actually there are two different types of CO detectors there. The first is a smoke detector.

We had the Kidde KN-COP-IC CO detectors on each level of the house and when it came time to replace them (they're good for 7 years) we tried one of the new Kidde KN-COPF-i detectors as, being recessed, it hides better. We liked it so much we installed a second but used the cheaper one in the basement.

We do have a third type. Its the Kidde KN-COSM-IB combo smoke/CO detector that speaks the type of alarm: it says fire or carbon monoxide so you know more quickly what potential emergency you are responding to. As everything is hooked into one circuit, they all communicate with each other.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 3:16PM
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