Smoke Detector Suggestions
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I am looking to get a solution for replacement Smoke Detectors.  While I do like the First Alert detectors for Iris, I would like a system that also supports hard-wiring into my home's existing smoke detector's wiring.  Are there any detectors out there that are both hard-wired and also support wifi/remote alerting?   If they can come in the color black that is an even bigger plus!   The Nest alarms have some pretty bad reviews due to false alarms.  

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Very nice!  Have you heard any Chatter on an estimated ETA?  Reason I ask, I just bought a new house and discovered the smoke alarms are all original to the house....  from 1994!!  When I had carpet installed yesterday, the tool they use to fuse the pieces of carpet together set off the Iris smoke detector in another room, but the original hard wired smoke detector never picked anything up and the room was completely filled with smoke!   Time to change them out ASAP.  

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According to comments on their facebook page, it looks like they're predicting a release date of June.  I may end up doing Iris Smoke alarms in the rest of my rooms in my house, then do the Halo for the living room, and possibly master bedroom!  

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 I may end up doing Iris Smoke alarms in the rest of my rooms in my house, then do the Halo for the living room, and possibly master bedroom!  

 

If your current smoke detectors are hard wired and you add the Halo in place of one of your current hardwired detectors, you will have effectively connected the remaining hardwired detectors to Iris.  No need to change the others.

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000116115

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000116117

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If your current smoke detectors are hard wired and you add the Halo in place of one of your current hardwired detectors, you will have effectively connected the remaining hardwired detectors to Iris.  No need to change the others.

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000116115

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/10001161

 

 

I would have loved to of gone that route.  It would have saved me a lot of money than having to buy ten of the First Alert Smoke detectors.  I waited through the spring when it was originally said to be released, then through summer. It is half a year late for me when I needed a solution immediately unfortunately.   

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If your current smoke detectors are hard wired and you add the Halo in place of one of your current hardwired detectors, you will have effectively connected the remaining hardwired detectors to Iris.  No need to change the others.

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000116115

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Halo-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-and-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-Works-with-Iris/1000116117

I have 6 First Alert hard wired smoke detectors (Model # 9120B6CP)  in my home. Do you think this set up would work with these detectors. 

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/First-Alert-6-Pack-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-Detectors/3031840

 

Also...I cannot see the difference between the $99 and the $129 dollar Halo besides one has a blue light and one has a red light.

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I have 6 First Alert hard wired smoke detectors (Model # 9120B6CP)  in my home. Do you think this set up would work with these detectors. 

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/First-Alert-6-Pack-AC-Hardwired-120-Volt-Smoke-Detectors/3031840

 

Also...I cannot see the difference between the $99 and the $129 dollar Halo besides one has a blue light and one has a red light.

 

It should work and the more expensive Halo includes weather warnings.

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I just performed a test and unfortunately adding one Halo into the mix of other interconnected smoke detectors does not make them interconnected. The non Halo devices remain interconnected but do not alert the Halo and the Halo does not alert the other interconnected devices.  It seems that all devices will have to be Halo to be interconnected.

Update, they actually are interconnected. I discovered I had a loose traveler preventing the inter connectivity.  They work fine, the Halo triggers the other hard wired and the other hard wired trigger the Halo.

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