Smoke alarm on ceiling.
Product review
Updated April 2021

Smoke alarms

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

April 2018

Quell

Q1400

Price
$29
Score
80
Good
Recommended

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Test results

  • 65
    Ease of use

More test results

  • Smouldering fire sensitivity

    Good

  • Flaming fire sensitivity

    Good

Model

  • Avg price

    $29

  • Alarm type

    Photoelectric

  • Noise

    89dBA

  • Battery type

    Sealed lithium

  • Size

    Standard

Features

  • Battery life

    10 years

  • Alarm life

    10 years

  • Warranty

    10 years

  • Hush period

    10min

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

More info

  • Notes

    -

  • Availability

    -

Member reviews

1 Member review

Cannot recommend

Pros

Nothing comes to mind

Cons

We purchased four of these alarms last year in May 2018 and they were installed by staff of local fire station. Today 4 Feb 2019 two of them have been sounding off constantly for no apparent reason so firemen came in uninstalled faulty ones and put in replacements (a different brand) with 10 year life span - hopefully.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

K S & Shirley C C.

Used 6 months or more

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