Four of the Best Wireless Smoke Detector

Protecting our homes and families is one of our top priorities. We want to ensure that we have the best products and services to ensure their safety and overall well-being. To help you in this task, we have searched for the best wireless smoke alarm available and have compiled a list of the top four.

Reviews of Top 4 Wireless Smoke Detectors

Kidde 1279-9999 Hardwire Wireless

4.5/5 User Ratings

This model by Kidde is easy to install yourself and enables you to have an interconnected alarm system in your home without the high price of having to pay a professional company or having to redo any electrical wiring. Each unit wirelessly connects to the next, providing an invisible network of fire security for your loved ones.

Positive Reviews:

  • A great option for replacing current units in the home. Simply unconnect the old unit and connect the new and you are done.
  • Meets the fire codes established by many state and local governmental organizations.
  • A great option for extending fire protection to non-living areas of your home, such as your garage.
  • Works well with existing wireless smoke alarm systems.
  • A great option for rental properties, alleviating the need to constantly worry about your smoke detectors being functional and interlinked.

Negative Reviews:

  • Systems can be too sensitive and can go off with smoke from cooking or steam.
  • Some consumers have reported that the battery life on their Kidde wireless units will not last longer than 30 days.


First Alert SA511CN2-3ST

4.3/5 User Ratings

First Alert has earned a name for themselves as producing quality smoke alarms and that tradition of quality seems to have continued with their SA511CN2-3ST Wireless Battery Operated Smoke Alarms with Voice Location. To make it an even better deal, this model comes as a 2-pack.

Positive Reviews:

  • Not only is it a wireless smoke alarm that can wirelessly connect throughout your home, the Voice Location will tell you exactly where the fire is, saving valuable time by directing you to the right location.
  • The extremely loud alarm is guaranteed to wake you from the deepest sleep. And with all units sounding at the same time, everyone in the house will hear it in the event of a fire.
  • Works well as a replacement to a pre-existing system, mounting directly to the originally installed mounting hardware.
  • Very easy to use and network. Programming the locations in the main unit is also very simple.
  • The sensitivity is balanced perfectly, avoiding any false alarms while cooking or grilling.

Negative Reviews:

  • The batteries are drained faster than with other comparable models.
  • Range between units is limited. Consumers reported that units with distances as little as 25 ft. apart could not communicate with each other.


Kidde 0919-9999 Wireless Interconnect

4.7/5 User Ratings

Our second entry from Kidde, the 0919-9999, has good range and can be mounted in detached shops, garages, and sheds to extend the fire security of your home and property. Being battery powered, they prevent the need for any electrical rewiring to be done and are the wireless mates to the 1279-9999 main unit.

Positive Reviews:

  • Great range, wirelessly communicating with home networks in detached buildings up to 180 ft. apart.
  • Very simple to install, network, and use. Works well with other Kidde network systems.
  • No complex tools are needed to install these units or to network them to the main unit.
  • These units can work with other manufacturers units, so long as one of the hardwired units are the Kidde RF-SM-AC hardwired interconnect unit.
  • When Triggered it makes a very loud noise which can’t be missed.

Negative Reviews:

  • While there are ionization alarm units available for this series, there are no compatible photoelectric alarms, leaving the series incomplete.
  • Some consumers have reported that these units are too sensitive and will trigger whenever they cook anything that produces the slightest amount of smoke.


 First Alert SCO500B OLCOMBOV

4.3/5 User Ratings

This RF wireless smoke alarm by First Alert are the battery operated units that work with the SA511CN2-3ST main unit we mentioned earlier. They feature the same voice and location notifications as the SA511CN2-3ST but do not need to be hardwired.

Positive Reviews:

  • The alarms are very loud and ensure that you are notified in the event of a fire, regardless of how deep of a sleep you may be in.
  • The simple installation makes for a quick install or upgrade process.
  • The voice location feature uses plain, understandable language so that even children will know the fire’s location.
  • The average battery life for these units is around one year, longer than many comparable models.
  • While the units are sensitive, they are not overly sensitive and will not trigger an alarm while preparing meals.

Negative Reviews:

  • System will only detect smoke and fire, not carbon monoxide. This leaves a gap in the safety coverage offered by these First Alert models.
  • There have been a few reports from consumers stating that the system will sound an alarm for no apparent reason.


Conclusion

There you have it, our review of four of the top components that make up two very good fire alarm systems, one of them First Alert, the other from Kidde. While there have been some negative reviews for both brands, their overall quality, features, and ease of use earn them both the title of the best wireless smoke alarm.