Rated 3 out of 5Â by ClooneyClone Awkward instal without patress
Replacing old alarm on artexed ceiling so wanted to get it in the same spot. Plasterboard clashed with the tall, sticky-out plug in the centre so had to cut plasterboard away. That wasn't enough because the joist clashed with the plug so had to chisel some wood away too. A right palaver! If you want to install one of these with a joist in the centre spot, buy the base pattress as well.
Also, tested with smouldering paper and it sounded, eventually. Pressed the button and it took 5 seconds to go quiet. One minute later it alarmed again. That button press is supposed to make it ignore smoke for a clearing period of ~10mins.
I would recommend Kidde Firex KF2 or Aico instead.
6 Jul 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DavidinDevon one to avoid
It goes off about twice a week of its own accord. Have had to give up and disconnect.
8 Aug 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cmash False Alarm
Bought 3 of these alarms about 3 years ago and in summer one on lower hallway began false alarming(scaring my dog to death) changed batteries but became worse constantly alarming so has been disconected, not very good.
6 Jan 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DustyMi1ler poor performer
Bought this 3 years ago as this type was supposed to give no nuisance alarms. But it was the only one which did. When it alarmed daily I changed the battery to no effect.
Stick with the ionisation and heat alarms is my advice
3 Dec 2012