|Item Weight||7.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||KN-COSM-BA|
|Batteries||3 AA batteries required.|
|Installation Method||self installation|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Description Pile||2 AA batteries required|
|Warranty Description||Ten-year limited warranty|
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Kidde KN-COSM-BA Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm with Talking Alarm
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- Talking alarm announces the hazard type detected, helping to speed up reaction time
- A single unit can be installed where previously two were needed
- Battery safeguard ensures the unit cannot be accidentally mounted without batteries installed
- Test-reset button tests alarm circuitry and triggers the voice announcement
- Meets requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent facility that tests products for safety compliance
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The Kidde KN-COSM-BA battery-operated carbon monoxide and smoke alarm combines two important safety devices into a single unit. This alarm includes a voice warning system that makes four announcements: fire, carbon monoxide, low battery, or smart hush activation. The voice alarm eliminates any confusion and clearly warns you and your family of a smoke or carbon monoxide danger, or if your battery is in need of replacement. This unit uses three AA batteries, protecting you and your family even during a power outage.
This alarm uses ionization-sensing technology for the smoke alarm. Ionization-sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric-sensing alarms may detect visible particles (associated with smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms. Kidde strongly recommends that both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms be installed to help ensure maximum detection of the various types of fire that can occur within the home.
Protects from two different hazards, smoke and carbon monoxide, and has a different voice warning for each hazard. View larger.
The battery-operated KN-COSM-BA offers easy installation. View larger.
The Kidde combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarm includes a voice warning system that eliminates confusion and clearly warns you and your family of a smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) danger, of low battery, or of hush-mode setting.
Fire: The red LED will flash and be accompanied by three long alarm beeps followed by a verbal warning message: "Fire! Fire!" The alarm will repeat the pattern until smoke is eliminated.
Carbon Monoxide: Four short alarm beeps followed by a verbal warning: "Warning--carbon monoxide!" This continues until the unit is reset or the CO is eliminated.
Low Battery: One chirp followed by warning: "Low battery." The red LED light will flash. This pattern will continue every minute for the first hour. After the first hour, the red LED light will flash once every minute and will be accompanied by the chirp sound. The low-battery warning will only sound once every 15 minutes.
Voice Hush Indication: "Hush activated" and "Hush canceled" voice announcement.
Peak Level Memory: If the alarm had detected a CO level of 100ppm or higher when the test/reset button is pressed, the unit will announce, "Carbon monoxide previously detected" to warn of the CO incident.
Trademarked Hush Feature for Convenience
By pressing the hush button, you can easily and safely silence nuisance alarms caused by non-emergency situations, such as overcooked dinners.
This feature desensitizes the alarm for approximately 10 minutes. If the smoke is not too dense, the alarm will silence immediately, the unit will verbally announce, "Hush mode activated," and the green LED will flash every two seconds for approximately 10 minutes.
Reliable Battery Power, Indicator LED, Test Feature and Low-Battery Warning
The battery-powered alarm provides continuous protection, even during power outages. Because this alarm only helps protect you if it's working, this unit features a red LED that flashes every 30 to 40 seconds to indicate that it is operating correctly. For additional peace of mind, the alarm also contains a test/reset button that enables you to periodically test its circuitry and horn.
If any form of battery failure is detected, the red LED light will flash and the unit will chirp one time, followed by the warning message, "low battery." This cycle will occur once every minute, and will continue for at least seven days.
Seven years after initial power up, this unit will chirp" every 30 seconds. This is an operational end-of-life feature that will indicate that it is time to replace the alarm. UL 2034, the independent standard applicable to CO alarms, requires CO alarms to have an end-of-life warning. This requirement went into effect in March 2007, meaning any CO alarm manufactured after April 2007 with a UL listing must have this feature. Most states that require CO alarms in residential dwellings mandate that the alarm meet the UL 2034 standard.
The unit measures just 5.75 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches deep, and it features a neutral white finish. It includes tamper-resistant features to deter vandalism or theft. This combination smoke/CO alarm is UL listed, so you can be confident of its quality, and it is backed by a ten-year limited warranty.
About Kidde: A UTC Fire and Security Brand
Renowned for global leadership in fire detection and suppression, Kidde provides solutions ranging from portable fire extinguishers to advanced industrial controls such as flame detection and explosion suppression systems. Kidde is a UTC Fire and Security brand, with a history that's rich with innovations, from the patent of the Chubb detector lock in 1818 to the development of the world's first wireless networked smoke detectors in 2004.
What's in the Box
Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm with mounting bracket and mounting hardware, three AA batteries, a and bilingual (English/Spanish) user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
When the firemen arrived I kept apologizing for calling them to our home for an obvious mistake. I thought the firemen would tell us it was a false alarm. It wasn't. The heater core had cracked and was leaking carbon monoxide. The levels were high enough to make us confused, but not yet put us to sleep. Had my daughter not watched me handle the alarm I would have gone back to sleep without ever putting the batteries back in. We were very lucky to have my daughter and this CM detector.
The voice made everything so much clearer than just a siren. If it hadn't said "carbon monoxide" I would have left the batteries out and gone back to sleep because I couldn't see any smoke or fire and I was tired. I don't think I would have thought about carbon monoxide. It was well worth every penny. I now have CM detectors on every floor of my home. This talking carbon monoxide detector helped save my families life.
What attracted me to this model were its many features:
First, it has a low profile, attractive and unobtrusive design.
Second and perhaps most important, it has a voice speaking function that, in addition to the 85db alert horn, will speak out clear warnings: "FIRE, FIRE" or "DANGER: CARBON MONOXIDE". I think that this feature is a terrific addition toward modern life-safety technology. Indeed, you will likely see more voice warning devices in the near future.
We rely on these detectors to warn us, especially at night when we are sleeping. Awakening to this detector from a deep sleep helps orient you quickly by telling you the specific danger -- clearly and unmistakably. Notably, recent studies have shown that children can sleep through traditional smoke detector alarms, but will respond to voice warnings -- which this unit provides. Thus, placed in or near bedrooms this device can be a true lifesaver.
Another favorite feature is ease of installation. It was a breeze and truly could not be simpler. A screwdriver is all you need. A small power drill/driver would speed the process, but is not necessary. Two screws into the ceiling or wall and you are done with the mounting bracket. The detector then just clicks in to place with a clockwise flick of the wrist. This is a do-it-yourselfer's dream. It doesn't get any easier!
Battery maintenance is easy too as all you need do is turn the detector counter-clock wise a few clicks, and down it comes.Read more ›
For some reason, the house being entirely filled with smoke was not enough for the smoke detector to see any cause for alarm. I'm taking down all three detectors and replacing them with photoelectric detectors immediately; according to my research, photoelectric detectors are much less likely to cause false alarms from cooking smoke and are more reliable in detecting all kinds of fires, not just the hot flamey ones.
Also, carbon monoxide detectors should have a digital indicator of current CO levels, not just an alarm when the detector decides the levels are dangerous. A malfunctioning alarm could end up not signaling when even the lowest levels of CO are present and end up getting you sick or killed, whereas one with a digital readout will always tell you if there is ANY CO present in the home.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Voice is quite but the difference between beeps is quite noticeable. Haven't had any physical tests of any of the devices yet but the button test worked great.Published 24 days ago by Autumn Day
Do not rely on the 5 star reviews of this product. This smoke detector utilizes ionization to detect smoke, not photoelectric. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Thomas Jefferson