Z-Wave Smoke Detectors
With Z-Wave technology and home automation appliances taking over all residential requirements, we have shortlisted some of the best z-wave smoke detectors in the market. These smoke detectors are all easily available online. They are reasonably priced and all serve their purposes effectively and efficiently.
Further on in this article, we will be comparing the features of the following 3 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, if you're not set up with a Z-Wave Hub yet, read this first.
- First Alert Onelink Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
- First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound Alexa enabled Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
- First Alert 2-in-1 Z-Wave Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
First Alert Onelink Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
The First Alert Onelink Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector will of course instantly notify even in the slightest presence of smoke or carbon monoxide. It can easily be integrated into any existing home electrical system. The device uses 2 lithium metal batteries and comes with a mounting bracket, guides and adapters all included. The detectors can be initially set up and controlled through an iPhone or an iPad that runs iOS 10. The device is also Amazon Alexa enabled. Simple voice commands can be set syncing the alarm and Alexa.
Priced at $119.99, this mid ranged smoke detector device has a battery life of 10 years, reducing high priced battery replacement costs drastically. The First Alert 1036469 Onelink Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector is also approved by the US National Fire Code.
Sleek, compact, stylish and lightweight, the device is ideal for any modern home.
First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound Alexa enabled Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
This state-of-the-art smoke detector is the best in the market. The device is well equipped and reliable, using photoelectric smoke and electrochemical carbon monoxide detection leaving no room for faults. The First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound Alexa enabled Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector also has an all-around speaker feature that is Alexa enabled.
The Onelink Safe and Sound also serves as a home sound system and can be synced with Amazon Alexa and can play any music, audiobook, news report or information you need. With an built-in state of the art speaker, the audio quality is what you would expect from Amazon. Being that you can mount these on the ceiling throughout your house, this is a great step toward the universal connectivity and speech recognition that we all want. We all want to be able to listen in any room, right?
Is that really the price??
At a price of $249.99 it is pricey for a smoke detector, but it's in the range we would expect for a speaker, but this one also happens to keep us safe. I think this could be a good choice if you're trying to add sound to your house and want to pack as many features in as you can. It will depend on the audio quality, which I haven't tested personally.
First Alert 2-in-1 Z-Wave Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Of all the Z-Wave Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms this is the most basic model that notifies emergency via mobile alerts or emails. It is easy to set up and has basic control buttons.
Priced at $44.90, this is a solid economical choice, the device is reliable and uses electrochemical and photoelectric smoke sensors, which can easily detect even the slightest trace of dangerous smoke or carbon monoxide in the air. However, it does not detect smoke due to cooking or steam from the shower.
Carbon Monoxide is another beast all together
From the experts at AKHomeSHow.com
"Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that occurs naturally through combustion, or, the process of burning. Low exposure to carbon monoxide can cause symptoms similar to the flu. In high doses, exposure to carbon monoxide can be lethal.
Many people who are exposed to carbon monoxide are exposed indoors in their own home. Any appliance that burns fuel indoors could be a potential source for carbon monoxide including gas stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, grills, generators, car engines and fireplaces.
Anyone can be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, but some people are more likely to get sick than others. The elderly, infants, people with heart problems, people with breathing problems ..."
Read the complete guide to Carbon Monoxide Safety over at AK Home Show, they have comprehensive info on this deadly gas.