Our experts have reviewed the best smoke detector technologies and have put together an unbiased review of top notch products for you.
1. The Atom Smoke Detector
First Alert have designed this detector of much smaller size than normal but not compromising on performance. As the name depicts, the physical dimensions are scaled down. The product can fit nicely in your home (on the ceiling) without drawing much attention. It uses photoelectric technology to detect fire (see more on photoelectric smoke detectors). When the alarm goes off, the sound is very audible at 85 dB and you will also see a flashing LED. The battery lasts for the full life (10 years) of the detector, hence no need to replace annually. It is also very easy to install and mount either on a wall or on the ceiling (It is recommended a smoke detector be mounted high enough since heat rises up). We like it because it is stylish and miniature.
2. Worry Free Smoke Detectors
A product of Kidde. Just as the name suggests, these kind of smoke detectors are designed to be nuisance free with a high degree of keeping you safe all the time. Kidde has tailor made them for different locations of your home ( the kitchen, the hallway, the bedroom, the living room) taking into account the hazards likely to occur in each of the are.
WORRY-FREE BEDROOM SEALED LITHIUM BATTERY POWER SMOKE ALARM – P3010B
WORRY – FREE HALLWAY SEALED LITHIUM BATTERY POWER SMOKE ALARM – P3010H
WORRY-FREE KITCHEN SEALED LITHIUM BATTERY POWER SMOKE/CO ALARM – P3010K-CO
WORRY-FREE LIVING AREA SEALED LITHIUM BATTERY POWER SMOKE ALARM – P3010L
3. Child Awakening Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector with Voice & Location Feature
You can choose from up to 11 pre-programmed locations. The alarm is specially designed to wake up sleeping children and the voice feature tells the fire location and whether it is smoke or CO detected. We like it because of the accuracy and increased level of awareness of the nature and location of the risk. Did you know that fire homes cause the death of a child daily. According to Safe Kids, 290 other children receive fire related injuries daily.
4. Low Profile Smoke Detector
This product is designed by First Alert. Again it has great taste of style. The sensor type is photoelectric ( to detect slow smoldering fire which are most common in homes). It is designed to have a super bright LED that will easily lead to safety when the alarm goes off. the physical dimensions are reduced from the normal size. The 10 year battery saves you the irritating inconvenience of replacement with the costs associated. It simply looks different from common smoke detectors.