What is a mesh network and how does it work?

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 resends 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.