You are a consumer looking for value…. Your money is valuable to you… You really would want to spend it on something that offers equal or higher value in return. You are looking for trusted smoke detector brands when it comes to protecting your home from fire. A brand that can give you that peace of mind that your home is safe 24/7.
There are no chances left for smoke detector quality; it must be reliable, durable, accurate, friendly to use and environmentally friendly as well.
It is highly recommended that your smoke detector should meet the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) standards. UL has over 120 years’ experience and expertise in providing certification certificates. You have less to worry if you purchase a UL certified smoke detector product.
You can view UL listed certified manufacturers of smoke alarms and certified manufacturers of smoke detectors. UL distinguishes smoke alarms from smoke detectors as follows.
“Smoke alarms are intended to notify the occupants of the presence of a threatening fire and the need to escape to a place of safety before such escape might be impeded by untenable conditions in the escape path.”
“Smoke detectors are intended to provide a signal to other equipment as a results of sensing smoke in order to initiate a response to those signals.”
Products from these manufacturers must however have UL’s mark to assure you that the product was manufactured with close follow up of UL.
The most popular smoke detector brands are as follows:
1. First Alert: This is the most popular brand in the US market. They own the ONE LINK wireless technology and their products are easy to use. The wireless technology is designed to work in a mesh network where detectors send and resend signals and reroute signals increasing chances that signals will reach all detectors even if one or two are obstructed.
First Alert OLCOMBOV SmartBridge Wireless Interconnected Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Combo Alarm with Voice and Location
2. Kidde: This brand type follows closely. Kidde a branch of United Technologies Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. With the hush technology, nighthawk technology and lithium batteries that last for 10 years, consumers have a lot more to enjoy in Kidde carefully engineered products. The sealed lithium batteries that last 10 years means you will not have to replace a battery in the life time of the alarm. You will also not have to worry that the batteries have been removed to be used somewhere else since they are sealed.
Kidde KN-COSM-BA Battery-Operated Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice Warning
3. Honeywell: This brand is manufactured by a fortune 100 company with diverse range of other products. Hence it is easy to find a comprehensive home security solution that integrates smoke detectors.
Honeywell 5808W3 Wireless Photoelectric Smoke/Heat Detector
Honeywell Ademco 5800CO Wireless CO Detector
Those are the most popular smoke detector brands. You can check out our comprehensive overview of photoelectric smoke detectors.