When it comes to adding a smart smoke/carbon monoxide alarm to your home, it's almost a no-brainer. Here are three reasons to add this simple yet important device to your smart home.
1. Smart smoke/carbon monoxide alarms provide more security than your traditional smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Consider this, traditional alarms serve their purpose and will alert you when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected...when you're at home; however, many people are away from their homes for a significant portion of their day. Smart alarms can be especially useful when you’re out of town or away from from your home for several days. Smart smoke/carbon monoxide alarms have the ability to alert you on your smart phone when smoke or gas is detected so you're able to call emergency services as soon as possible, and in these cases, every second counts! Having that peace of mind when you're away from your home can be invaluable.
2. Smart smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are easy to install. Yes, it's true! Smart alarms come in both battery or wired options and will take only minutes to install. Finding the correct location to install the alarms is also quite easy because you can simply replace an existing alarm with a smart alarm.
3. Smart smoke/carbon monoxide alarms will provide additional features that traditional alarms just can't. For example, some smart alarms are self-testing and alert you if there are any problems with the alarm, such as low batteries, without the annoying beeping in the middle of the night. Some smart alarms also have the ability to tell the difference between steam and smoke, thus reducing the chance of a false alarm. And finally, some smart alarms have "night lights" on them that will glow at night when you walk underneath them to help reduce trips and falls when you wake up for that glass of water in the middle of the night.