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This weekend Germaine and I updated our smoke detection system with the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Onelink Safe & Sound with Alexa built in.
These are more than just alarms that alert us to smoke and carbon monoxide. Onelink Safe & Sound with Alexa built-in also streams music, plays audio books and I use it for my 5-minute morning Alexa Skills routine.
When Germaine and I became homeowners we knew we wanted our home to be a safe zone. We wanted a home that would keep us safe from the outside world, but also safe from things that could be a threat inside.
When I was about the age my teens are now I was in a house fire. It was dark, scary and I panicked. No smoke alarm sounded so the only reason I knew there was a fire was the black smoke above my head. My family got out safely, but we were definitely not prepared.
Germaine and I made sure our home had multiple smoke alarms when it was built, but we were long overdue in upgrading them. We hadn’t replaced them since we built our home and I read somewhere smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. This weekend we buckled down and installed two Onelink by First Alert devices. We installed both hardwired alarms in under an hour and was able to enjoy the amazing features the same day.
The Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm replaced our 15-year old smoke detector. We installed the hardwired Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm connection where our previous alarm was. If we didn’t feel confident messing with the wiring we could have installed the battery operated version, but we’ve done it before and it was easy.
Our previous smoke alarm was old and didn’t offer most of the features available with the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm. One feature I love is the smart phone connectivity. We travel a lot and even if a fire occurs when we’re away, we’ll know. This alarm sends a message to our smartphones whether we’re home or away. Another feature is the dual detection. This alarm detects smoke and carbon monoxide adding another layer of safety.
Germaine and I installed a Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm in the hallway and the Onelink Safe & Sound in the family room. The Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, using it’s built-in speaker, and voice technology, verbally let’s us kn ow which area of the house any issues are detected. That piece of information is valuable in an emergency escape. There is also a nightlight feature on the alarm. It illuminates the hallway at night and we can dim it or turn it off from our phones. I could have used that when I was in a house fire. It was nighttime and the smoke filling the hallway made it to dark to see. Add to that panic, and I literally felt lost in my own home when I was trying to get out.
We installed the Onelink Safe & Sound in the family room as an extra safety feature, but also to create a relaxing safety zone in our home. This is not only a hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, it’s also a premium home speaker with Alexa built-in. I literally use to keep my home safe, but to also guide my morning routine using Alexa Skills.
Once I got it installed on the ceiling, I started testing out the sound quality. I asked Alexa to read my most recent book and start the my morning routine skill. The speaker sound filled the family room just as you would expect with any quality speaker. Now that it’s installed I use the Onelink Safe & Sound Alexa voice feature to guide me through the following routines:
- morning stretching
- gratitude journaling
I also use it to:
- stream music
- listen to audio books
- make announcements in the house
It doesn’t get any cooler than that!
Installing the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Onelink Safe & Sound made our home safer and my morning routine more efficient. With Onelink by First Alert, we were able to easily add smart features throughout our home. Now (3) lucky Aprons And Stilletos reader is going to have a chance to do the same because we have a giveaway.
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