Best House Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are sensors that are installed in households or buildings in general and are designed in such a way that they set off an alarm and activate the water sprinkler system-if installed-whenever they sense unsafe levels of smoke in the air. They save lives and property on a day to day basis though they may be taken for granted. Like any other product, levels of quality vary as you move from one smoke alarm to another. Here we will look at the top best in brief.
The best smoke alarm as of 2018 is the second generation Nest Protect which comes complete with split spectrum smoke detection, syncing functionality and a voice alarm. Its con is that it is rather costly. Following closely in second place is the First Alert one link which is a simple alarm setup which is smart, interconnectable and self-sufficient even in a case of power blackout. A great unfortunate thing about these though is despite the wanting features; it only connects with Apple devices, such a disappointment for android and windows users.
Another alarm system is the Kidde KN-COSM-BA which is a rather standard but good to own smoke alarm system which is affordable compared to its counterparts and is relatively loud. Its con, it only works with batteries. Another is the First Alert BRK 3120B which has a dual sensor and a one touch button to silence it in case of the loud ringing alarm. Unfortunately it doesn’t offer much on uniqueness; it has a very simple and basic design which one can live with though if they are not so keen on unique designs.
There is the Kidde i4618 Firex smoke alarm for houses which unlike all other we have reviewed in this article, comes equipped with a false alarm control which is quite a good addition to it considering the possible occurrences of false fires in a homestead, especially kitchen where accidents like over cooking food tend to happen. Its only falling out is that it is not compatible with other models and if you decide to use this you must use the same throughout the house.
When selecting the best smoke alarm to install in your house there are a number of things to look at such ass its source of power, does it use batteries or is it hardwired, can it be interconnected with others or is it stand alone, its alarm features like loudness of the alarm, silence buttons, remote controls and for some the possibility of voice command activation. Put all these into consideration and you may end up with a kick ass smoke alarm system for the home that any fire wouldn’t stand a chance!