Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Missing Link solved

First Alert “One Link” Smoke Detectors
The piece of the puzzle solved
When protecting a residence?

Ok here’s the problem you have just arrived on the site of a 100 yr old residence that has added on 2 new rooms. The new rooms have 120 volt AC smoke detectors with 9 volt
Battery back up and are interconnected but the rest of the older house has just 9 volt battery smokes and are not interconnected. Because the existing house is grand fathered
The 9 volt smokes are all that is needed . But In some cases were it can be done economically an electrician will also put the 120 volt detectors in the old side, but not in this case. No way the ceiling’s are all plaster and there’s no way to snake wiring into the old addition.
But the home owner still would like to be notified when there’s a problem in the new or old side of the house no matter were he might be or what floor . So now what are you going to do?
This is were One Link fits the bill because of its built in wireless transmitters and receivers they can be used to interconnect all the smokes wirelessly. A One Link can talk to the hardwire smokes and transmit a signal to the other One Link smokes placed in the old house side. There in by providing interconnected smokes thru out the home. In addition they also have a wireless Carbon Monoxide sensor as well which can activate the smokes. They cost a little more than average interconnected smokes but there worth every penny. One down side they have not been approved by UL the traditional mark looked for by inspectors but they have equal approval from ETL - Intertek Testing Labs an approved testing agency.
Im sure you will be seeing similar products coming out from other companys in the future but for now the “One link “ is the only product which puts all the pieces of the puzzle together.

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