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First Alert Hardwired Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup 7010B

  • First Alert Hardwired Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup 7010B
  • First Alert Hardwired Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup 7010B
First Alert Hardwire smoke alarm 7010B

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Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup

The First Alert Hardwired Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup and photoelectric sensor is designed to meet new building code while reducing common 'nuisance' alarms. This makes it an excellent choice for installation in kitchens, near fireplaces, or in hallways outside bathrooms, utility rooms, and other areas prone to steam that may accidentally set off other alarms. The Photoelectric sensor featured in this smoke alarm is more efficient in detecting slow and smoldering fires which smolder for hours before bursting into flame. This alarm also has Optipath 360 technology which provides 360 degrees of direct access to the smoke sensor. The single test/silence button silences a non-threatening alarm or low battery warning and allows you to test the unit's functionality. This smoke detector also comes with a locking feature for tamper resistance which makes it a great choice for hotel/motel application.First Alert Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 7010B

Recommended replacement for the following obsolete models:BRK 2002RAC

* California Residents - Please Note This Alarm is Not Compliant with California State 10 Year Sealed Battery Alarm Legislation Requirements.

Hardwired Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup Features:

  • Photoelectric smoke sensing technology.
  • Single button test/silence.
  • 9V Battery Backup.
  • Optipath 360 Technology - patented technology provides 360 degrees of direct access to the smoke sensor.
  • Easy Installation/Maintenance feature include 'Quick Connect' wiring harness and locking features make things quick, easy and cost effective.
  • 10-year Limited Warranty.
  • Emits T3 Pattern.
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Average Customer Rating Based on 25 reviews: Rating: 4.92/5Rating: 4.92/5Rating: 4.92/5Rating: 4.92/5Rating: 4.92/5

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 08/16/2017
Reviewer: Ewelina Dendroulakis
Works well


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Clean Design - 07/21/2017
Reviewer: Allison Golden
This is a nice clean smoke alarm. I think this will work in case of emergency.


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 satisifed - 04/28/2017
Reviewer: Connie Laliberte
satisfied


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Photoelectric smoke alarm - 02/19/2017
Reviewer: Pamela Wilkes
Good product, reliable


Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5 - 02/13/2017
Reviewer: Pamela Wilkes
Units work well and are very sensitive sometimes overly so but overall very good.


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 01/26/2017
Reviewer: Terry Zeske
So far so good. Easy to install.


Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5 So far so good - 01/17/2017
Reviewer: Joshua Hilsgen
Works just as promised. We will see in a few months if I get any false alerts. But overall I am satisfied with this product.


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 11/22/2016
Reviewer: Michael Welch
very good easy to install!


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Smoke Detectors - 11/05/2016
Reviewer: Eugene Clayton
Ordered directly from First Alert Store and all merchandise was delivered a day ahead of schedule, in good condition. Very convenient.


Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 10/26/2016
Reviewer: Jonathan Pound
I was replacing the detectors because they were old. It was simple. Unplug the old and plug in the new. No wiring required.


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Q: What is the proper placement of smoke alarms?
A: It is important that you have the proper placement for your smoke alarms. Install your alarms at least 20 feet from appliances like furnaces and ovens, which produce combustion particles. Alarms should be at least 10 feet from high humidity areas like showers and laundry rooms, and at least 3 feet from heat/AC vents. Be sure to install a smoke alarm in each bedroom, one at the top of each stairwell, and one on every level.

Q: My smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping. Why does my smoke alarm chirp intermittently?
A: It is likely that the reason your smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping is that the battery is low. Whenever your smoke alarm keeps chirping, replace the battery immediately.

Other reasons include: It could be a different device or appliance such as a security system, monitor, carbon monoxide alarm, or other device which has a similar low battery or alert signal. Some of the same factors that cause unwanted alarms can cause intermittent alarms: dust and insects in the alarm or power interruptions in hardwired alarms. Improper wiring on AC or AC/DC smoke alarms. AC alarms will chirp every 5 seconds if the interconnect wire is grounded. The orange interconnect wire should NEVER be grounded; it should only be used to interconnect other smoke alarms or compatible devices.


Q: Why doesn't my smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?
A: It is important that you frequently test your smoke alarms. When you are testing your smoke alarm, there are a number of reasons why the alarm might not sound:
  • You may not be holding the test button down long enough. Try holding it down for up to 10 seconds (20 seconds on photoelectric models) .
  • Your battery may not be installed properly or snapped all the way in place. Even if the alarm sounded briefly when the battery touched the terminals, you still need to make sure it is snapped securely in place. If the battery is loose, in cannot power the smoke alarm properly. After installing new batteries, be sure to test your smoke detector.
  • Your AC power may not be on. AC and AC/DC units will have a power indicator light (red or green) that shines continuously when they are receiving electrical power.
  • If you have a 10-Year model, the smoke alarm may not have been properly activated. If the tab broke away before the alarm was activated, you can use a toothpick to move the switch over to test the alarm.

Q: Why does my smoke alarm go off when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?
A: It is normal for smoke alarms to go off and sound briefly (up to 5-10 seconds) when you install a new battery or when they are powered up. If the alarm continues to go off and no smoke is present, the cause may be one of the following:
  • There may be insufficient battery power, try new batteries.
  • Problems with voltage or insufficient electrical power (brown out) may cause a continuous weak sounding alarm. For AC or AC/DC models, temporarily disconnect power at the service panel until the brown out is over. If you do not restore the AC power, your smoke alarms cannot warn you of a fire.
  • Incompatible warning device. If an incompatible alarm or auxiliary device is linked into a series of AC or AC/DC smoke alarms it may cause the system inadvertently go off.

Q: My smoke alarm keeps chirping, even with a new battery. What is causing this?
A: There are a number of possible causes for your smoke alarm to keep chirping even with a new battery.
  • It is possible that your smoke alarm "silence" button was pushed by mistake. The alarm will now "chirp" once a minute for up to 15 minutes before resetting.
  • Are you sure it's the smoke alarm? Funny to ask, but other devices have similar low battery chirps or warning tones.
  • Your "new" batteries may not be fresh. If batteries are stored, especially in cold areas like refrigerators, they lose their charge more quickly. Always check the freshness date on the package when buying new batteries. Keep plenty of replacement batteries on hand so that you are sure to always be protected by your smoke alarms.

Q: I lost my First Alert smoke alarm owner's manual. How can I get a new one?
A: First Alert smoke alarm owner's manuals are available online for download at no cost. Find your alarm in our Smoke Alarms section.

Q: Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?
A: Smoke alarms have a limited life. Although each smoke alarm and all of its parts have passed many stringent tests and are designed to be as reliable as possible, any of these parts could fail over time. Therefore, you must test the devices weekly. The unit should be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly. The performance of smoke alarms older than 10 years is simply not reliable. To ensure your family's safety, all carbon monoxide and smoke/CO combination alarms need to be replaced every 5-7 years. All smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years.

If it's time to replace your alarms, consider the NEW 10-Year Life series and never have to worry about a battery replacement for the life of the alarm.10-Year alarms are available in smoke,carbon monoxide and combination alarms.


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