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Kidde Wireless 2-in-1 Wink-Compatible Talking Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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Keeping your kids safe is every parent’s No. 1 priority. This super simple battery-powered alarm has sensors for both smoke and carbon monoxide, and it connects wirelessly to other compatible alarms in your home—so when one goes off, they all do, with the voice feature calling out “Fire!” or “Carbon monoxide!” It’s also compatible with the Wink hub and app, which can send instant alerts to your smartphone if smoke or carbon monoxide is detected. $64.99, homedepot.ca

Review: Kidde’s 2-in-1 Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm makes safety simple

A couple of months ago, my sister-in-law set a pan of meatballs on the stove to cook while her girls were playing outside with their dad. She popped outside for what was meant to be just a couple of minutes and ended up totally forgetting the meatballs—that is, until my niece walked into the house and quickly called out that the whole place was thick with smoke. Oddly enough, their alarm didn’t go off at all. Luckily, only the pan was scorched (the meatballs ended up in the compost), but it could have been so much worse. It was also a big wakeup call to me to replace the ancient alarms in our home. Though I’m usually pretty intimated by any piece of technology, the Kidde Wireless 2-in-1 Talking Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm was a cinch to install (it even came with the batteries—one less thing for me to forget!). Continue reading

Review: Kidde’s 2-in-1 Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm offers connectivity

When I was in university, family friends of ours experienced a devastating fire in their home. It was scary. It was sad. It was something that no one should ever have to experience. A smoke alarm saved them, but not without a lot of damage both personally and to their home. There are lots of options out there for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to help protect your family, but the Wireless 2-in-1 Talking Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm from Kidde has some features that really appeal. You can connect up to 12 units in your home wirelessly, making installation simple and easy. Continue reading

Review: Kidde’s 2-in-1 Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm makes home safety easy

As a mom of young kids I am constantly trying to make sure the house is babyproof, childproof and safe. From baby gates to door locks and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, everything must be thought of. Generally smoke and CO detectors are out of sight, out of mind, tucked up high on the ceiling or wall. But they’re really important—and in many places, by law you have to have them. When it comes to protecting your family from a fire or carbon monoxide you want something that is easy to use, install and understand. We tried out the Kidde Wireless 2-in-1 Talking Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm and quickly discovered it’s just that. Continue reading

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