Best HomeKit Smoke and CO Detectors iMore 2020

When it comes to safety in your home, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors are essential. Traditional detectors are great for altering you when you're at home, but HomeKit takes it to the next level, notifying you anywhere you go. There are several options to choose from, so we 've gathered the best HomeKit accessories around to help you decide which fits your needs.

Sounds like safety: OneLink Safe and Sound

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The OneLink Safe and Sound is a unique combination of a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, speaker, and voice assistant, all in one convenient package. This hybrid accessory connects directly to your existing smoke detector wiring, and its interconnect feature extends notification coverage to all of your smoke detectors. Amazon's Alexa is also built-in, and First Alert has also recently added AirPlay 2 functionality for wireless multi-room audio.

Easy installation: OneLink Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

This detector from First Alert brings portability to the traditional safety monitoring form factor. This monitor runs solely on batteries, allowing placement almost anywhere in your home, without the need to worry about having existing wiring. The monitor comes with batteries that promise to five years of usage, and an easy access door makes replacement a breeze.

Wired up: OneLink Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Just like its battery-powered counterpart, the OneLink Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector brings smarts with a classic design. In case of emergency, the OneLink detectors can send notifications directly through HomeKit, and they can leverage other accessories in your home such as lights, giving you a clear path to safety. The hardwired detector also includes a built-in 10 year back up battery, giving you peace of mind even when the power goes out.

Only in Europe: Netatmo Smart Smoke Alarm

The Netatmo Smart Smoke Alarm is a European-only detector that works right out of the box with HomeKit. In addition to Bluetooth, the Netatmo Smart Smoke Alarm also sports Wi-Fi connectivity allowing it to send notifications for events when you are outside of your home. If smoke is detected, this alarm lets everyone in the home know through an 85-decibel siren, but for those times where you have things under control, you can silence it with a tap.

£90 at Amazon UK

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Combining HomeKit with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors enables so much more than just sending notifications when a dangerous situation occurs. These smart accessories integrate with any other HomeKit devices that you may already have, giving them the ability to turn on your lights when smoke is in the air, potentially helping to guide your way to safety.

If you are looking for the smartest smoke and co detector around, then look no further than the OneLink Safe and Sound. This feature-rich accessory includes a speaker, Amazon's Alexa, and an interconnectivity function that extends its smart capabilities to all of your existing smoke and co detectors.

Need to add a smoke and co detector to a room without existing wiring? Then the OneLink Battery Smoke and CO Detector is the one for you. This unit looks just like a normal smoke detector, but it comes with replaceable batteries that last up to five years, and it can mount just about anywhere. Regardless of which one you choose, HomeKit connectivity means you will always have a little extra peace of mind, even when you're away from home.

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