We tested 12 models to see which respond fastest to smoke.
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Overall score is based on smouldering and flaming fire sensitivity.
“Good” or “OK” meant the alarm sounded quickly enough to alert you to danger.
“Poor” meant the alarm took significantly longer to sound.
“Extreme” sensitivity meant the alarm sounded so quickly they are more likely to issue false alarms.
Ease of use includes instructions and ease of installation.
Noise is measured in a quiet room 3m from the alarm.
Find out more about how we test smoke alarms
We have 3 of these alarms in the house, 2 of them have been replaced by the Distributors, Harkness & Young, at no cost to us as they had started going off inside the 10 year period. We contacted them by email at email@example.com and gave them the model and serial numbers and received a new alarm by courier within a couple of days.
None, although they have gone off, the fact that they are replaced FOC means I will continue to use them
Yes, I recommend this product.