Smoke alarm on ceiling.
Product review
Updated April 2021

Smoke alarms

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

April 2018

Pyrexx

PX-1C

Price
$149
Score
80
Good
Recommended

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Test results

  • 75
    Ease of use

More test results

  • Smouldering fire sensitivity

    Good

  • Flaming fire sensitivity

    Good

Model

  • Avg price

    $149

  • Alarm type

    Photoelectric

  • Noise

    91dBA

  • Battery type

    Sealed lithium

  • Size

    Standard

Features

  • Battery life

    12 years

  • Alarm life

    12 years

  • Warranty

    12 years

  • Hush period

    10min

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

More info

  • Notes

    The identical PC-1 model, without grouping, is also available ($69).

  • Availability

    Electrical trade stores.