We wanted to be able to replace all of our smoke and co detector with the one that can pair into HE.
Right now, we have just the standard smoke detector that run off of 9 volt battery which is pretty old.
I looked at some of the "zwave"or "zigbee" detector to get an idea price range on it which seem to run about 40-50 dollar a detector. We are hoping to find one in the 20 dollar range per detector.
While searching, I discovered about a sensor that detects when one of those smoke / co detector is going off and it can tell what trigging it if it smoke or co. I learn it have to be placed 6 inches away from the detector so that mean still would require one for each detector unless it an interconnect detector where if one goes off then all will go off.
I thought maybe a interconnect detector would be cheaper than a zwave or zigbee detector and to my surprising it either almost the same price or even more than what zwave or zigbee cost because it come with niffy apps or cloud hooked up etc which we don't need.
Anyone know a simple interconnect detector that only communicate with each other in the 15-20 dollar price range?
I found one that communicate each other with it own internal radio which trigger other detectors in the area that have the same settings on the dip switch but seem to be hard to find or discontinued.
Our state require one in each bedroom, hallway, kitchen, stairway and mechanical room (water heater, furnace) We got ugh ...... six bedroom, two hallways, a kitchen, a stairway and mechanical room.