I’m currently looking into putting up new smoke & CO detectors. I’m curious if you guys have experience with this. My home had some old smoke detectors (i think they were linked, but im not sure). They went off during the night a few times and then I pulled them from the ceiling. So here I am, in need of some new detectors. It would be great of they would be compatible with the current way of powering, but its not mandatory. I added a photo of the current connector, I hope someone recognizes it.
Alright so I’ve been looking into these:
The great thing about the above POPP Smoke Detectors is that they also have an alarm (or maybe even speakers?) on board which should be able to used through HASS (is my expectation). So I add sensors in my home for anti-burglary and let the smoke detectors beep on detection. That would be a great added value. Also one of my requirements is that these detectors also work independently from the rest of my home assistant (so if the power gets cut, the smoke detectors should still be able to alert us).
Currently the only ways of connecting to my Home Assistant are the following:
- RFXCom (I am working to phase this out)
I’d prefer to use Z-wave for everything, but if there are good alternatives, i’m open to suggestions.
I wonder if any of you have experience with smoke &co detectors and what you guys think is wise to get. And im wondering if any of you tried the POPP one yet!
Looking forward to read your responses!