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Cheap but does it work?,
This review is from: Kidde Micro Smoke Alarm 9 Volt (DIY & Tools)I bought two of these smoke alarms for my open plan home in case the kitchen caught light. The test button is very loud but what happened when thick smoke filled my home from the burnt grill? Nothing! I even wafted the smoke in the direction of the alarms but still nothing. Tried a few candles and the heat and smoke didn't set it off either. The test buttons still work but that isn't much use if it doesn't detect anything else!
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2011 17:42:54 GMT
Irfan Ismail says:
Posted on 24 Dec 2011 00:21:56 GMT
This product seems to be an ionisation type detector. These react fast to open flames, but might take an hour before they detect smoke! You need the other type, an optical detector to detect fumes. Ideally, you want one of each or get a combi alarm, to cover both types of fire hazard.
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 17:31:25 BDT
I had a similar problem with cheap single sensor alarms. Like someone's previously suggested try a dual/combi sensor alarm with both an ionisation and optical/photo-electric sensor. These detect all types of fire much more quickly than a cheap single sensor alarm. I went for the Kidde PI9000 Dual Sensor smoke alarm. Bit more expensive but I don't think you can skimp when it comes to something that could save your life! And they always have long warranties. I've got one upstairs on the landing and two covering the bottom floor of the house.
Posted on 27 Oct 2012 23:59:44 BDT
I agree. Cheap but does it work?
Wish I did read your review before I bought one. Kidde Micro Smoke Alarm 9 Volt in my experience: Alarm went on for No Reason at least 5 times!!! a pure waste of money.
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