I received a First Alert Smoke Alarm to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
Safety products don’t have to be ugly! First Alert proves that with their style-centric smoke alarms. These tiny little devices are not only approved by my firefighter for their safety design, but I approve of the way they look!
First Alert P1000 Atom Smoke Alarm
As someone who has at least 15 detectors in our home, I know that you can never have too many. While for years safety recommendations stated every home should have a smoke alarm on every level, that didn’t provide nearly enough cover and worse if a fire started in a bedroom with a closed door a fire could take hold before a detector picked up the problem. Now it’s recommended that a sensor is placed in EVERY sleeping area as well as each living space.
But why do we have so many smoke alarms? We don’t live in a mansion, far from, our home is only about 1800 square feet. Those extra alarms are in the garage, crawl spaces, and the attic. They’re installed in remote areas of our house that would give a fire the chance to get burning before we noticed it or before it got into our living space and set off our alarms. Having the extra detectors is an inexpensive way to make it more likely for us to catch any fire incident at its origin.
We also have a Leeo Smart Alert Smoke/CO Remote Alarm Monitor for iOS and Android installed that “listens” for our smoke detector. When it hears it going off, it records a few seconds of the sound and notifies me via a text and email that the alarm has been triggered. It also sends the audio recording so I can confirm that it is the alarm and listen for any other telltale background sounds of an emergency.
The new photoelectric First Alert P1000 Atom Smoke Alarm is a small investment for big fire protection in your home. Installation of the tiny little P1000 was a breeze with their Smart Clip system. In fact, getting it out of the clamshell packaging was the hardest part – even I could have mounted it!
The 3oz detector is about 2-1/2” tall and 2” in diameter – not at all what you expect for a detector! It’s now mounted on the ceiling above my nightstand in the master bedroom. It’s the second detector in our room because my over caution firefighter husband is convinced I’m going to start an electrical fire will all of the chargers I have there for my many tech devices.
Where could you use some hefty fire detection in such a small little package?