The Best Smoke Detector for Your Home
There’s a wide array of options when you’re trying to choose the right smoke detector for your home. We profiled the best home smoke alarms, so you and your family can be at ease knowing you’ll be safe and alerted in case of an emergency.
Voice-Alert Smoke Alarms
We offer smoke alarms (as well as combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms) that can be programmed to speak to you about the type and location of the potential threat. They come in battery and hardwired versions and are easy to install with the ability to choose between 11 pre-programmed home locations.
10-Year Lithium Battery Smoke Alarms
With a built-in lithium battery that lasts as long as the life of the alarm, it’s nice knowing you don’t have to worry about changing the batteries. An end-of-life timer alerts you to when the device should be replaced.
Wireless Smoke Alarms
Some of our best home smoke alarms are wireless, meaning that they only use batteries instead of being electrical-focused. Our wireless alarms are easy to install; they should be placed as close to center as possible when installed on the ceiling, and between 4 inches and 12 inches from the wall/ceiling line when installed on the wall. They also provide low battery warnings when it is time to replace the batteries. Make sure to stay on top of battery life by testing your alarms at least once a month.
Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms
These types of fire alarms utilization photoelectric and ionization sensors to detect smoke from both smoldering and flaming fires. Many of them are also smart enough to detect false alarms from cooking or other triggers, and together they provide comprehensive coverage for all fire types.
Taking the time to understand the different features on smoke alarms is an important step in your safety. There are tons of different smoke alarm models on the market, each with its own set of features. If you have questions about finding the best home smoke alarm option for you, contact us today!