Simple, Affordable, and Reliable Z-Wave Smoke Detectors for Smart Homes
Fire safety is, arguably, one of the most important aspects to home ownership. Not only are you responsible for yourself, but also everyone else living in the home.
If your home is not already equipped with hardwired smoke detectors, it’s simple to add wireless smoke detectors to SmartThings (or any Z-Wave home automation system) for less than $50.
Most modern smoke detectors (include every one listed below) can also detect carbon monoxide, in addition to smoke. For those unfamiliar with the dangers of carbon monoxide, this 3 minute video, courtesy of The Mayo Clinic, outlines the potential dangers of CO.
#1 Pick: First Alert 2-in-1 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
This compact unit from First Alert is our top pick because of its 5-minute installation and native SmartThings compatibility.
Simply add betters, mount the bracket to a wall with the included screws and drywall anchors, and twist the unit into place. Within minutes your home will be protected from both smoke and carbon monoxide.
Other Options for Wireless Smoke/CO Detector
There are many other available products in the ‘wireless smoke detector’ category. Not all are Z-Wave and/or Zigbee compatible, so be sure to check the network compatibility before purchasing.