ONELink wireless, talking, networked smoke alarm
February 29, 2008 When it comes to home safety, you can never be too cautious, and every second counts in the event of an emergency. The ONELink Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector with Voice from First Alert not only provides a wireless way to network your smoke detectors, it actually tells you what you’re dealing with. Identifying both the location and type of danger in the home, the voiceover alerts those in the house to give them the best chance of escape without harm.
The wireless interconnectivity between units means when one sounds, they all sound so no matter where you are in the house you are likely to hear one of the 85 decibel alarms. The system can consist of up to 16 units and you are still notified by all other alarms once the initial unit detects smoke/carbon monoxide. The alarms utilize photoelectric technology with a T-shaped chamber fitted with an LED and photocell. The photocell helps to prevent false alarms. The units also feature a remote control function so that you don’t have to test each unit manually. Your normal TV remote can test and/or program your alarm by using the volume and channel buttons on virtually all infrared remotes. Each unit is powered by two AA batteries which can be changed using a clever battery drawer located on the side of the unit. This means it does not need to be removed from the wall or roof to change the battery.
Installation is easy as the units will automatically sync with each other as soon as they are enabled. There is no programming required and nor are the services of an electrician required as is the case with hard wired set-ups. You can however, program the location of each unit from 12 options ranging from Child's Bedroom to Utility Room. That way when the alarm sounds the voice will say “Smoke, child’s bedroom, evacuate” to let you know there is a hazard.
The price per unit is US$99.99 and they are available for purchase now.