(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Even The One In The Shed
They All Link Together
Batteries Burn Out Fast
My wife and I have owned 7 Onelink smoke detectors and 4 Onelink smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in our home. Even have one in the shed located about 75 yards from the house using a bridge designed to connect to the other detectors located in the house (Smartlinc Insteon bridge for OneLink smoke detectors). We have owned these 9 years, some were added after the initial purchase. The first release of the brand had a low power design and all detectors were replaced by the manufacturer at no cost. We had already used them for about 9 months. Since then they have worked great and are easy to program. Nice to know that if one goes off they all go off, that's peace of mind. Even in the shed. With standard smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, if there not close enough to where your sleeping, you may not hear the alert. <br /><br />Also, most folks aren't aware; carbon Monoxide detectors are only good for seven years. They must be replaced or they do not work. Most manufacturers now, after the detector has been used for seven years, stop working with an alert telling the user it is malfunctioning. OneLink detectors run on AA batteries, some folks have complained on previous comments that they need to replace the batteries in them once a year which is a hassle. Oh, remember, the fire service reminds you to change your clocks in the fall (north east) and change your batteries in all detectors. So batteries need to be changed yearly with most detectors anyway. Even wired detectors have batteries in them and need to be replaced.<br /><br />I am replacing my Smoke/Carbon Monoxide OneLink with new Smoke/Carbon Monoxide OneLinks now that the detectors told me they are malfunctioning, manufacturer date listed on back of detector. 7 years and 4 months after manufacturing, not bad. I would highly recommend these, even after all the years my family and I have depended on them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.