I’ve had the Halo from Smart Labs installed in my home and they’ve been working well. I like that they are hardwired with a 10 year life battery backup, so truly they are set it and forget it. Integrated nicely with ST. But recently one has gotten a little flaky so I went to their website and sent a message to support. And then I found out they’ve been out of business for a year!! Weird because their site is still up and looks sort of current.
So now I’m looking at alternatives however the only ST supported smoke/CO detector in the Marketplace is from First Alert, and that unit is only battery operated; not hardwired. I guess z-wave detectors are more likely to be battery powered because the idea of z-wave is you don’t need hard-wiring for the units to communicate with each other. But the obvious downside is you gotta change out batteries much more often, which everyone knows is a pain!
Anyone got any ideas? Hey, let’s buy up all the Halo assets and re-start that company!! We’ll hire better management though …
Thanks in advance!