Smoke alarm on ceiling.
Product review
Updated April 2021

Smoke alarms

We tested 12 models to see which respond fastest to smoke.

April 2018

CodeRED

CRG-100

Price
$9
Score
75
Good

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Test results

  • 65
    Ease of use

More test results

  • Smouldering fire sensitivity

    Good

  • Flaming fire sensitivity

    Good

Model

  • Avg price

    $9

  • Alarm type

    Photoelectric

  • Noise

    94dBA

  • Battery type

    9V

  • Size

    Standard

Features

  • Battery life

    Not stated

  • Alarm life

    Not stated

  • Warranty

    1 year

  • Hush period

    10min

  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Alarms can be linked
  • Voice alerts

More info

  • Notes

    -

  • Availability

    The Warehouse only.

Member reviews

2 Member reviews

False alarms

Pros

Was already installed in our house when we bought it.

Cons

Problems started about one year after moving into our new house (probably when the original batteries started to run low). Our first one of these alarms started going off at random, when there was no cooking or anything going on, so had to take it down. Perhaps summer humidity set it off. Then some weeks later, the second one (in a bedroom) started false alarming constantly. New battery made no difference in either case.

Do not buy these, they're obviously cheap for a reason.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Carel Jobsis

Used 6 months or more

Change of name.

Pros

Low price.

Cons

False alarms. I bought three, and they have all given false gone off at random times. Changed batteries on all, but one still went off at random. So I bought a replacement with a different brand (FireGuard FG127). On opening the packet, it's got the same form as a CodeRed. And a very similar sticker on the back of the unit under the mounting cover. So CodeRed is the same as FireGuard, except the front has a slightly different moulding.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Michael A.

Used 6 months or more