Looking for an interconnected smoke and carbon monoxide detector that is feature packed yet economical to install? BRK has one that will knock out its rivals. The ‘voice with location’ feature means this is an alarm that provides necessary hazard warnings to the visually impaired and the blind.
BRK Electronics claim to be the professional standard for residential safety, a lofty claim. Looking at their track record over the last 50 years I’m tempted to agree with them.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
What’s it good at?
Interconnected – connect up to 12 devices that means bells, horns, strobe lights and more smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Voice Alert – the audio alarm has 11 per-programmed locations. That’s right – this alarm will tell you where the alert is taking place e.g. garage, kitchen or bedroom. The alarm has been configured so that the hard of hearing, the elderly and small children will have little trouble hearing this alarm when it sounds.
1 button test – nothing complicated here. Test your alarm with only the push of a button. The only button located on the device. They couldn’t have made it simpler.
8 Hour Hush, for low battery chirp – This for me, is the most important feature on BRK’s First Alert Combination Monoxide and Smoke Detector. It might seem small, but after experiencing a low battery chirp start to go off early on a Sunday night before work, on my previous alarm that didn’t have a hush feature. You can appreciate how much this means to me.
End of Life Alert – Most states require residences to update their smoke and carbon monoxide alarm systems every decade. This unit takes care of that remembering when, for you.
Complimentary Dust Cover Included – BRK makes products for professionals. They understand that new construction sites often have dust and debris flying around which can hinder the operation of a smoke detector. The included dust cover will prolong the life of your unit while you are renovating or completing your construction.
Easy battery backup activation and replacement – a pull tab let’s you activate the battery backup – on your time. That means you can install these on a new construction projects upon completion, and the battery shelf life only starts waning once activated.
Easy replacement – Twist off old unit and twist on the new unit onto the original base.
Locking pin – prevents the unauthorized removal of the battery making this unit perfect for dorm rooms and rental apartments.
What’s not to like? This is a product that connects to all bells and whistles for home safety.
Written by guest blogger Leanne Naidoo