After the previous thread, I picked up a couple of these, they seem
quite well designed overall, the tri-tone is about 500hz and my 85yo
mother can hear them quite well - BUT she cannot hear the voice, which
is still at very high frequency probably averaging over 2khz.
The unit can be tested and muted by any (?) tv IR remote, and does not
seem too sensitive to accidental activation.
$35 at Lowes.
The one feature I did not get is the "OneLink" that lets one alarm in
your house set off all the others via 900mhz link. Nice feature, but
doubles the price, and the house isn't all that large.
has a bunch of codes you set to make nice.
I also bought some little walkie-talkies the other day, they have the
same kind of feature, separate security codes on every channel, plus
settable ID sounds ... pretty nice, actually.
What do talking smoke alarms say?
I mean, seriously.
"Sniff. . . . Heyyyy . . . Is somebody smoking in here?"
"I say, I think somebody IS smoking in here. You know that's NOT
"No. Wait. That's smells like grease. Mom must be cooking again."
"Funny, it doesn't SMELL like chicken. Not even Mom's chicken."
"Are you sure it's not . . . Sniff. SNIFF! HOLY SHIT! IT'S A
"FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! Everybody out! Grab the cat! And the photo albums!
Don't forget the freaking photo albums!"
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