How a smart smoke alarm makes your house a safer place

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How a smart smoke alarm makes your house a safer place

What is the added value of buying a connected smoke detector?

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Smart Smoke Alarm

Why buy a connected smoke detector instead of a conventional one?

Whether you own or rent a house or an apartment, your home must be legally compliant on safety. Indeed, one or more smoke detectors should be installed in order to detect early fire at home.

A classic smoke detector does the job and is not that expensive. So what is the added value of buying a connected smoke detector?

5 advantages of a smart smoke detector

  1. No more false alarms
    With a connected smoke detector, you can calibrate the sensitivity of the sensor. For example in the kitchen, a very sensitive sensor could trigger the alarm even when you fry some meat. That’s why it should be less sensitive, helping avoid irritating and stressing false alarms. In other rooms, the sensor should be set to maximum sensitivity for best protection.
  2. Detect more than just smoke
    Some materials burn without smoke, so a fire will remain undetected at first. Thankfully, some connected smoke detectors deliver additional protection by monitoring both smoke and temperature, so you’re 100% sure to detect any fire at home as early as possible.
  3. Easy battery testing
    No need to take your ladder and push the button on the smoke detector on top of the ceiling to check if it’s still up and running. You can easily check this with your smartphone. However, you can still test the battery manually if you want to.
  4. Take action remotely
    A connected smoke detector can work together with other home automation devices, like your alarm system, smart door locks and window sensors or openers. You decide what action is to be taken in case of fire: close doors and windows, call the firefighters… You get a warning and you can initiate this action with the touch of a button on your mobile phone or tablet.
  5. Access to history of smoke detections
    You can record and store each of the discovered threats discovered by your smoke detectors. They are constantly monitored by your smartphone or tablet. This can be useful if you need to show this data to your electrician, plumber or your insurance company after an emergency.

Which smart smoke detector?

At 50Five we critically examine the latest smart home solutions and select only the best products.

The Nest Protect is a smart smoke detector that also measures carbon monoxide and works with the Nest Thermostat and Nest Cam security camera.

The Honeywell Evohome Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector is designed to work with the Honeywell Evohome security ecosystem.

Finally, the Trust ZigBee Wireless Smoke Detector - ZSDR-850 uses ZigBee communication protocol and can be connected to other ZigBee products from Trust or other brands like Philips Hue.

    1. Honeywell Evohome Smoke Detector - Battery
      Honeywell Evohome Smoke Detector - Battery
      • Optical detector
      • Luminous indicators
      • Sirens and notifications
    2. Honeywell Evohome Carbon Monoxide Detector - Battery
      Honeywell Evohome Carbon Monoxide Detector - Battery
      • Luminous indicators
      • Different alerts
      • Internal memory
    3. Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm (Wired)
      Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm (Wired)
      • Checks and tests itself
      • Night Watch and Lightpath
      • Hardwired
    4. Elgato Eve Smoke Detector
      Elgato Eve Smoke Detector
      • Push notifications and siren
      • Battery life 10 years
      • Works with Apple Homekit