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The First Alert BRK SC7010BV Hardwired Talking Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm detects both carbon monoxide and smoke all in a single device. The combo smoke alarm features a photoelectric smoke sensor and electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor for complete peace of mind. The voice warning alerts you to the type of danger as well as the location. This CO smoke alarm is designed to be hardwired into your home or office. In the event of a power outage, the battery backup allows the unit to continue functioning.
Photoelectric Sensor Warns of Smoldering Fires
This First Alert Combination Alarm comes equipped with a photoelectric sensor to provide the earliest possible warning of fire. The sensor is optimized to detect larger smoke particles produced by smoldering fires, such as those caused by unextinguished cigarettes. It also distinguishes between real threats and smoke/vapor produced during showering, cooking, and other everyday activities, helping minimize the number of false alarms. A patented smoke entry system helps ensures reliable detection by providing a direct air pathway to the sensor.
Electrochemical Sensor Monitors CO Levels
The alarm also features an advanced electrochemical sensor that detects carbon monoxide leaks from a variety of sources, such as faulty fuel-burning appliances, blocked chimneys, and cars left running in the garage. Carbon monoxide can't be seen, smelled, or tasted in the air, and it is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. By placing carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of the home and in each sleeping room, you can help protect your family from the danger of carbon monoxide.
Talking Voice Alarm Tells You Where the Danger Is
The First Alert Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm not only alerts you when smoke or carbon monoxide has been detected, but it also tells you where the danger is. Indicator lights on the face of the unit also display the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide. The 85-decibel siren provides a clear, loud warning upon detection.
Interconnectivity for Larger Areas
The hardwired CO smoke alarm can be connected to other compatible BRK and First Alert hardwired alarms for larger buildings such as dormitories, office buildings, and apartments. Connect up to 18 compatible devices: up to 12 smoke alarms and six compatible devices like horns and repeaters. First Alert helps you create a comprehensive warning system for you and your property.
Battery Backup for Continuous Coverage
In the event of a power outage, the CO smoke alarm is still able to function thanks to its two AA backup batteries. An indicator sound is emitted when the batteries need to be replaced, and an optional drawer and mounting bracket lock help prevent tampering.
First Alert Hardwire Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice & Location can be preprogrammed with the following locations:
First Alert Hardwire Talking Photoelectric Combo Alarm with Voice & Location Feature - SC7010BV
In this guide, we'll be showing you how to install First Alert Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Here are a few items you'll need before starting the installation process: Needle-nose pliers or utility knife, screwdriver, wire stripper, wire nuts and a ladder.
Hardwired Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements:
To begin, turn off power at the junction box and connect your alarm to the building's electrical wiring.
|Attach to black wire on power connector|
|Attach to white wire on power connector|
Standalone (single-station) alarm: This wire is not needed; tuck the orange wire into the junction box.
If you are installing more smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, you'll want to repeat the process throughout the building. Interconnected smoke and co alarms must meet all requirements:
The same fuse or circuit breaker must power all interconnected alarms.
Up to 18 compatible detectors can interconnect, with a limit of 12 smoke alarms.
The total length of wire interconnecting the alarms should be less than 1,000 ft. (300 meters). This type of wire is commonly available at hardware and electrical supply stores.
All wiring must conform to all local electrical codes and NFPA 70 (NEC). Refer to NFPA 72, NFPA 101, and your local building code for more information.
Interconnect wiring diagram:
If you have any doubts or reservations about these interconnect requirements, please contact an experienced electrician to install your wiring and hardwired alarms.
Once you've installed your hardwired alarms, you'll want to restore power to the junction box. Under regular operation, the power indicator light on the alarm will shine/blink to indicate that it is receiving AC power.
Here's how you can test standalone or interconnected alarms:
Standalone Alarms: Press and hold the Test/Silence button until the unit triggers an alarm.
Interconnected Alarms: Press and hold the Test/Silence button until the first unit triggers an alarm. All interconnected detectors should sound off. Repeat this process to test each alarm in the interconnected series.
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Average score based on 50 reviews
- Reviewed: 11/22/2022 by James G
Replaced 29 year old smoke alarms
I replaced 4 hard wired smoke detector that were 28 years old. The connector of the new ones were exactly the same which made replacing them a breeze
- Reviewed: 10/03/2022 by Haig C
Very Pleased & Like Voice and Location Feature
I like the voice and location feature of this alarm. You can set one of several locations so when the battery is low or the device needs attention, you know which device needs attention vs. hunting for the beeping device. I will continue to buy these to replace older units in our home.
- Reviewed: 05/10/2021 by Nancy H
First Alert offered exactly the right bundle of smoke and co2 detectors we needed and they were shipped quickly. All working smoothly so far.
- Reviewed: 03/11/2021 by Stanley Bloomfield
As I was replacing old units with the same part, everything was simple. Customer service, delivery, and product all went well. Happy with the experience.
- Reviewed: 01/06/2021 by SK
Pleasing lines and a silhouette like a coiled Jaguar ready to pounce, this thing really thrills.
- Reviewed: 08/11/2020 by Margaret Evans
Items were just as I ordered. The person I spoke to on the phone was helpful and easy to work with. My order was received promptly.
- Reviewed: 05/25/2020 by Charles Hugo
Great customer service, product arrived on schedule and easy to replace old one.
- Reviewed: 05/05/2020 by William Adams
Same as above. Installed as advertised and checked out perfectly.
- Reviewed: 04/27/2020 by William Adams
Frankly this unit is on back order and is in the shiping process. I am expecting it soon.
- Reviewed: 03/18/2020 by Geoffrey Wood
I prefer to order directly from the product vendor rather than ever using Amazon, and I was impressed with the ease of ordering from your website, and the quick shipment to my house. Plus, the product is so easy to install that I opened the box and within 15 minutes I had replaced the two defective alerts with the new alarms. All of my future orders will be direct with First Alert.