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Reviews of Top 10 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors

Reviews of Top 10 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
4.30 Star Very Good From 506 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 06, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$25.00-$40.00

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Safe and easy to setup and install
  • Employs both smoke and CO sensors
  • Battery operated alarm, no wiring needed
  • Loud and clear voice / talking alarm
  • Operates even during power outages
  • High quality and temper resistant
  • Value for money and UL listed

    Cons

  • Non-emergency alarms from smoky cooking
  • Frequent battery replacements
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Kidde KN-COSM-B carbon monoxide and smoke alarm combines two important safety devices in a single unit.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 170 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 10, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$19.88-$25.89

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Has both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors
  • Intelligent sensing technology reduces non-emergency alarms
  • Single button for test and mute operations
  • Easy battery replacement without removing the unit
  • Affordable price
  • Battery operated

    Cons

  • Chirps false alarm
  • Muffled alarm sound
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The First Alert Double Sensor Battery – Powered Smoke and Fire Alarm is equipped to detect smoke particles caused by both flaming and smoldering fires.

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4.10 Star Very Good From 433 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 06, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$30.00-$62.00

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup hard wire installation
  • Combines carbon monoxide and ionization smoke alarm
  • Clear and loud voice alerts
  • 9 volts battery backup to operate during power outages
  • Interconnected with other smoke alarms in home
  • Front loading battery for easy replacement without removing the device
  • Reasonable price for its quality and various features

    Cons

  • False or non-emergency alarms
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Kidde KN-COSM-IB combines carbon monoxide and ionization smoke alarm, providing two important safety devices in a single unit.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 121 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 07, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$3.99-$8.75

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install and mount
  • Ionization sensing single station smoke alarm
  • Battery operated, no wires needed
  • Includes 9 volts battery
  • Test button to check functionality of the alarm unit
  • Compact and clean looking
  • Affordable price with easy to use features

    Cons

  • Non-dual sensor alarm
  • Test button is very loud
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Kidde i9040 Fire Sentry is battery operated single station smoke alarm that utilizes ionization sensing technology.

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4.10 Star Very Good From 152 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 07, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$7.98-$13.97

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Mounts easily in older bracket
  • 9 volts battery backup
  • One button design with alarm memory
  • Easy and quick interconnectivity with other smoke devices
  • Has 10 years of shelf life
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Chirps false alarms sometimes
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Kidde i12040 is an AC/DC powered, ionization smoke alarm that operates on a 120V power source with 9V battery backup.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 430 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 11, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$31.49-$41.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install and use
  • Good at detecting low levels of CO
  • Plugs to an outlet or line cord installation options
  • Good digital display
  • Single button for test and mute operation
  • Low battery and end of life indicator
  • Affordable price with 7 years shelf life

    Cons

  • Flimsy battery cover
  • Looks bulky
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The First Alert CO605 Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display helps protect you and your family from the deadly threat of carbon monoxide.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 241 Reviews
Reviewed on: January 19, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$19.99-$42.20

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install, battery operated
  • Large digital display to monitor CO levels
  • Battery safeguard feature for added safety
  • Test and reset buttons to check the circuit operations and silence the alarm
  • Green and red light indicators to alert various operations
  • Free standing design or easily mounts anywhere
  • Reasonable price with a shelf life of 7 years

    Cons

  • Does not detect low non-alarm CO levels
  • Some devices does not show above zero reading
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Kidde’s KN-COPP-B-LPM battery-operated Carbon Monoxide alarm with digital display helps to provide your home with extensive protection against the dangerous threat posed by the odorless and colorless gas. This unit features a large digital display indicating the level of CO that the unit is sensing, and it updates the status every 15 seconds for timely and accurate readings.

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3.90 Star Good From 257 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 11, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$33.42-$47.97

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Quick plug-in power connector with 9 volt battery
  • Smoke and CO detector in single unit
  • Separate visual and audible signal for smoke and CO
  • Inter-connectable and compatible with other smoke detectors
  • Microprocessor controlled for non-emergency alarms
  • Test and silence buttons with low battery indicator
  • Universal mounting brackets and tamper resistant

    Cons

  • Chirps false alarms after battery replacement
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The First Alert Hardwired combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, wires directly into your home's electrical system and the 9 volt battery backup ensures your safety even during power outages.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 211 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 11, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$14.00-$19.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to install, battery powered
  • Free standing design or easily mounts on walls
  • Single test and silence button operation
  • Low battery or end of life warning indicator
  • Convenient front battery access for easy replacement
  • Compact and includes 2 AA batteries
  • Reasonable price with shelf life of 5 years

    Cons

  • Flimsy battery latch
  • Battery door does not close securely
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The First Alert Battery-Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm is an easy to use CO detector that uses an electro-chemical carbon monoxide sensor, which is the most accurate technology available.

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3.90 Star Good From 284 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 07, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$26.49-$47.29

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Three easy mounting options
  • Good digital display and 9 volts battery backup
  • Test or reset button to verify correct operation
  • Peak level memory features with reset option
  • Low battery or end of life warning indicator
  • Shelf life of 7 years
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Needs fully charged battery even when plugged in
  • Problem in resetting the CO levels to zero
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Kidde KN-COPP-3 Nighthawk Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery backup and Digital display is an easy to install unit that provides reliable protection against the dangers of CO. It features a digital display that shows CO levels in parts per million allowing you to see if, how and when the levels change.

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