Does anyone know of any radio (rf) linked smoke/fire alarms for use in
the house that are battery powered? I like the idea of smoke and fire
alarms all talking to each other but I do not like the idea of having to
tear the house apart to install the wire for them!
In the US, use Ademco alarms. I have motion detectors, smoke and thermal
rate-of-rise detectors that are all wireless (got 'em on eBay). I have a
couple of wireless remote controls to activate things.
You need at least one hard wired control panel to program the system; I put
one on each entrance door. The sirens and alarms are all hard wired due
to power requirements (they suck juice to make lots of noise) and I have
not been able to find a wireless carbon monoxide detector so that's hard
wired as well.
Excelent! I don't mind hard wiring a few things here and there (like
you say.. co).. but it's nice to be able to put the smoke alarms in each
room and not worry about having to run the wire through every single
room! I'll check these ademco's out.
So what do you need to make these puppies work? The base station (which
I assume is hard wired?) and then the alarms? Do the alarms talk to
each other? Or do they just talk to the base station which then sets
off one of the hardwired klaxons :)
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