Asked on Mar 8, 2012
Cool smoke detectors
I wanted to share my new smoke detectors. My home had 1 hard wired smoke detector near the bedrooms, but no way to be interconnected to additional ones I may add. Interconnected means if one goes off, they all go off. So I replaced the old hard wired with a Kidde 1279-9999/RF-SM-AC Hardwire Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup-Interconnectable. And added 2 WIRELESS units (battery only) one near the kitchen, and another in the garage, these are Kidde 0919-9999/ RF-SM-DC Battery-Operated Wireless Interconnectable Smoke Alarms. Now if there is a fire in the garage, we will know in the bedrooms right away. My old detector was over 10 years old, and I understand they should be replaced every 10 years anyway. This was a good way to replace and upgrade at the same time. Kidde also has totally wireless systems available for homes with no hard-wired set-ups. I got these from Amazon.com.