This week the two smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in our home reached end of life. My two requirements for replacement are that they integrate with Smartthings and support hardwired power. These are my finding so far:
- Kidde Model # 900-0225CA. This was going to be my choice but when I went to buy it last night at Home Depot I discovered it was battery operated only.
- Nest Protect. Nice device but its very expensive, appears to only integrate with ST via the cloud, doesn’t support 3 wire interconnect, and doesn’t expose its motion detector. I assume I would need to installed a custom device handler for the Nest.
- Fibaro Smoke Sensor - I can’t seem to find much info on this.
- FirstAlert ZCOMBO. This is the device that I seem to be leaning towards now. It seems to be the only one that ST ‘officially’ supports. I’m disappointed at that a device of this price doesn’t speak.
Have I missed any choices that I should be considering? I’m disappointed that there aren’t more options. Given the price of FirstAlert zcombo I am thinking of buying just one and a second regular FirstAlert. If I do that, will alarms via the 3 wire interconnect from the second detector still get sent to ST via the zcombo?
Thanks for any advice.