Oops… battery operated
Moved to SimpliSafe, selling qty 6 First Alert ZCOMBO 2-in-1 Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Z-Wave Combo
Can these be hardwired and communicate with each other?
Nope, they’re all independent and just battery.
So I made the mistake that they can’t interconnect. Took all mine down, unpaired them, and ready to sell. Then I read the instructions. they can be wirelessly interconnected. Now I get to put them all back up.
Really? Can you explain how this is done? I pulled up the manual and saw nothing about interconnection, and just looked at the first alert website and it says this:
No mention of the zcombo. I’d love if they really do!
Z-wave alarms don’t interconnect with other alarms. They will communicate with your smart home hub and send emergency push notifications when the alarm is triggered. Z-wave alarms use a specific frequency range of radio waves to link Z-wave alarms with Z-wave hubs, like Samsung’s SmartThings Hub or and the Ring Hub.
Z-wave alarms can only be connected to Z-wave hubs, so this option is best if you have a smart home hub that accepts Z-wave protocols and you want to receive push notifications about your alarms.
Note: Note: Z-wave alarms will still act as a single-station smoke/CO alarm if there is no hub.
I have 4 of these, they are okay. batteries (AA) last a long time but sometimes will read empty when they just need to be re-seated. old house so interconnection wasn’t a consideration.