Like everything else in our technological world, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are getting smarter and better.
In my opinion, the best protection for you and your family, as well as your home is a new top-of-the-line combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector system.
There are two types of smoke detection technology: one type is better at detecting slow smoldering conditions, and the other one is best at detecting actual fires. State-of-the-art smoke detectors include both types in 1 unit. Now, take this 1 step further and include a carbon monoxide detector in the same unit. (Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, is odorless, and can be deadly, so it is extremely important.)
Take that same unit and add some smart features. A system that I personally have direct experience with is Google’s Nest Protect. It’s an excellent high quality product! But there are other systems on the market today with similar functionality.
They can be hardwired to your home’s electrical system or you can purchase them with a lithium battery that lasts at least 10 years. (Meets New York State laws)
Of course, the system can be monitored by a central station monitoring company.
It is recommended that these units be installed on the ceiling, one unit in each bedroom, and 1 outside of the sleeping area (in the hallway), at least one detector on each level including the basement.
Nest protect detectors are over $100 each. I personally feel that they are the best. There are many manufacturers that are substantially cheaper and have lots of excellent features so shop around.
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