Battery vs Hardwired Smoke Alarms - Choosing The Right One
The age old question of ‘which smoke detector is right for me’ remains at the forefront when purchasing a smoke alarm. Battery operated and hardwired smoke alarms each have their own benefits that are worth weighing before making your decision.
The Case for Battery Operated Smoke Alarms:
USI battery powered smoke detectors require little to no effort when it comes to installation and maintenance. Simply select a location in your home that requires a smoke alarm, mount it to the wall or ceiling and check the detector’s function via the test button and you’re set. This allows for a lot of versatility as you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to installing and setting up your own smoke defense system. Many USI battery powered alarms feature a 10 year battery that provides a decade’s worth of smoke protection. Factor this with the ability to upgrade to a 10 year combination detector that can also search for carbon monoxide in the surrounding area and you have an incredibly versatile detector with lasting power.
Incredibly easy setup
10 Year battery power allows for lasting smoke protection
Battery powered combination alarms are capable of searching for smoke, fire and carbon monoxide
The Defense for Hardwired Smoke Alarms:
While the strengths and extreme versatility of a battery powered alarm may seem to make them an obvious selection, the truth is that hardwired alarms offer their very own set of abilities. Reliability and Interconnection are the primary themes of a USI Hardwired Detector. Hardwired Alarms plug into your home’s preexisting system. Hardwired detectors come equipped with a battery backup that will continue to operate should your home lose power. Having two sources of power enhances peace of mind, elevating the hardwired smoke detector. USI Hardwired Smoke Alarms are also interconnectable with other USI hardwired smoke detectors. This is a feature that will allow you to personalize your smoke defense system. Should one alarm in the system be triggered, all connected detectors will sound off immediately. The availability of USI hardwired combination detectors means that you can create a unique defense system that’s capable of sensing smoke and carbon monoxide while remaining interconnected.
Hardwired connectivity + Backup battery offer increased peace of mind
Interconnective feature allows you to create a personalized smoke defense system
Hardwired combination alarms are capable of searching for smoke, fire and carbon monoxide