I’ve been meaning to upgrade our smoke and carbon monoxide detector since the day we moved into our house. The ones we have get the job done but there always seems to be great new technology. But I’m glad we waited because now we have the opportunity to have a smart smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector that has so many amazing features. I don’t know how we lived without it before!
This post is sponsored by First Alert as part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network.
WHY A SMART SMOKE DETECTOR IS A MUST HAVE
So the most important thing is that you have a reliable and working smoke and carbon monoxide detector in your home. When we were buying our house, the inspector reminded me of this so many times that it’s the one thing I always remember about that day!
But he was right.
Having a working smoke alarm that is placed properly combined with emergency and escape planning can help keep our families safe. It’s also important to have a working carbon monoxide alarms as well because CO is called “the silent killer” because it’s a colorless and odorless gas.
When we moved in, we had to upgrade from the basic smoke alarms our house had to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. That’s what the inspector drilled into me and I’m thankful for him!
ONELINK SAFE & SOUND SMART SMOKE ALARM & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
We had the opportunity the try the First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound and I was excited because I’m hooked on new technology, especially smart home technology. Having the chance to improve safety in our home is also important to me. The Onelink Safe & Sound offered us the best of both worlds.
It is the first smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector with a superior home speaker and Amazon Alexa built-in! If your family is like mine, Amazon Alexa is a very popular addition to your home! The combination of safety with entertainment makes the Onelink the best smoke detector and best carbon monoxide detector for our family!
There are many reasons why the Onelink Safe & Sound is the best smart smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector for busy family life.
- Has smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide functionality
- Designed to work with many existing, hard wired smoke alarms that you may already have so you don’t have to replace all of your alarms
- EASY TO INSTALL!
- Connects to the Onelink Home app so you get an alert on your phone if there is an emergency at home
- Apple HomeKit enabled as well so you can control it using the Apple Home app or Siri
- You can stream music and use Amazon Alexa commands
- Also features a customizable nightlight
Based on this list, I felt like calling it the best smart smoke detector before I even experienced it! But we are the proud owners of our own First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound and it’s been a great experience!
INSTALLING A SMART SMOKE DETECTOR
The Onelink Safe & Sound is so easy to install. Installation is the part of new devices that always worries me a little bit. But I had nothing to worry about with this smart fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector!
There is absolutely no rewiring that has to be done because it has an integrated adaptor plug. Once we changed the mounting bracket (which only took a few minutes), it took us just a few more minutes to install and I think it looks gorgeous compared to our old one!
We installed our Onelink Safe & Sound in the area where we could put the amazing speaker to the best use. We can use it when we’re working in the dining room or the office right at the bottom of the stairs. The night light feature is also great to light the stairs. It’s not just pretty! It’s making things safer around here in another way!
TECH FEATURES OF SMART SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
The Onelink Safe & Sound is definitely upping the safety in our home with features like the Onelink Home app that can send us alerts if there is something dangerous happening. If we install multiple units, it will even tell us the type of emergency and which location it’s in. This is the reason why we’re planning on getting more Onelink Safe & Sound units.
While I’m all about the safety, my family is loving the fun technology aspects!
Carrigan loves having Alexa play music for us, so she’s become friendly with the Onelink Safe & Sound. I don’t mind at all because it’s opened up conversations about fire safety and she’s very interested in making sure we have a safe home.
I like that you can also use Alexa to control your other smart home devices, check the weather, set timers, play games, and more. The sound on the Onelink Safe & Sound is pretty amazing and far better than I expected to be able to get from a smart smoke detector!
The Onelink Home app is also what allows you to change the night light. Weston has had some fun with that feature. He loves being able to change the color and I like being able to control the brightness of the light.
Upping our safety game was so easy with our new smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector from First Alert. Now I feel like my family is better protected and they’re having a blast dancing to their favorite tunes! You can’t really beat that combination!
You can get your own OneLink Safe & Sound at retailers nationwide for $249.99.