Reply to post: Even my basic smoke alrams are annoying

My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts


Even my basic smoke alrams are annoying

We have 4. They came with the house.

They are mains powered but have backup batteries.

I imagine the batteries last a couple of years but with 4 we end up with one of them chirping at us about every 3 months. Always at night... The old battery powered one I had used to last longer than these mains powered ones...

Also the power seems to occasionally flicker where I am about once a month. The lights imperceptably, occasionally enough to reboot a PC. But without fail it causes all of the smoke alarms to go off for a few seconds. Again, always at night.

These are modern, new alarms and they seem worse in every way than the one I had 10 years ago

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