Customer Reviews for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

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First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

2-pack
Average Customer Rating:
3.8 out of 5
3.8
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5
(5 Reviews) 5
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3 of 5(60%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Review 1 for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Branford, CT
Date:September 15, 2009

So far...so good

"Easy enough to install. The bottom ring comes off and can be positioned on the ceiling. Mark screw placement with a pencil. The hollow anchors that come with the unit work well. Punch a small hole where your pencil marks are and push in the anchors. Then place the ring so the spots for the screws aligns with the anchors. Screw the ring into the ceiling with the screws provided. Don't over tighten or the anchor will start to spin and possibly loosen. Check that the battery is properly installed and the alarm functions by pressing the test button. Then screw the alarm into the ring on the ceiling (a quarter turn or so). It is securely mounted on the ceiling.
I hope I never get to hear the alarm in an emergency situation. I will continue to change the battery every 6 months as I do my other detectors. I do that at the time change twice a year. I will test the alarm at that time.
All in all a good price for a good quality alram. I have not had the problem described by the other reviewer where remote controls trigger the alarm. The alarm is in plain view and we use a TV remote, DVD remote, Cable Remote and TIVO remote with no problems. All within direct line of sight of the alarm.
We purchased ours from the local brick and morter Costco."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Portland Oregon
Date:September 13, 2009

Disappointment

"after purchasing and installing four of these in my house we were shocked to find out that all of our remote controls caused them to test themselves making the loud shrieking noise. Change the channel on the TV beep beep beep, turn on the room heat beep beep beep, change volume on the radio beep beep beep. Not acceptable I will be her removing them all and sending them back."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 4, 2010

Great

"We get no false alarms with this.
For those of you with the remote setting off the alarm. Here is the trick:
When you plug in the battery, hold the test button down at the same time - the alarm will no longer go off with the remote :-)"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Virginia
Date:September 11, 2010

Mr. E

Pros: remote testing eliminates chair for testing, easy to install, both ionization and photoelectric sensors, easy to mute for false alarms
Cons: would be nice to link them together to all go off
Model Number: SA302CN
"Easy to install, worked fine using remote.
No accidental alarms using the remote. Instructions tell you not to put alarms above or near TV, cable box, etc. Also, remote sensor on alarm is on the curved main surface of the alarm. I pointed the sensor away from the TVs and the furniture from which the remotes would be used. In bedrooms, I put them about 2 feet out from the corner of the room where door is located since we will never put a TV in the doorway!
With Costco's great return policy I had no fear that if for some reason I had problems, I could just return them. I would buy again."
Review 5 for First Alert Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:October 28, 2010

Long battery life; triggered by TV remote

Pros: long battery life
Cons: triggered by tv remote
"I installed a new battery 2 years ago and it still respond ocassionally to a TV remote.
I taped shut the sensor for IR remote on both units, but the device still magically responds to TV remote sometimes. It's quite annoying. I hope it is just as sensitive to smoke. If there is an alternative detector that does not have the IR test mode, I would gladly choose that instead.
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