Smart smoke detectors aren’t as common as one may think in many of the connected home locations. As tends to be the case, there really are fewer choices for smart Home Kit smoke detectors. In theory, however, a smart connected smoke detector is quite a clear example of a practical application of smart home technologies. For one thing, most of us don’t have the time or the inclination to go through the manual section of our smoke detection equipment, much less read through the manufacturer’s information sheet.
That’s the good news. There are now a number of different manufacturers that have designed and market highly intelligent smoke alarms that can be easily integrated into your home’s existing systems. These smoke detectors, when properly installed, should be able to pick up the subtle differences between harmless carbon monoxide fumes produced by ordinary household appliances and the damaging effects of motion detector-driven fires. This way, a smart smoke alarm should be able to quickly detect whether the house is in danger of burning down or undergoing some other sort of structural damage.
The alarm is triggered by the presence of any given color of light within the “hue” field. This field, which is composed of a range of green, orange and red, is expressed by the color of the light source. In a typical setup, the hue Automations hub transmits a visual indication to the Home Kit detector of any changes in the color of the light that’s being reflected or detected.
If you’re familiar with the mechanics of the average fire alarm, you’ll find that the logic of the system is pretty much self-explanatory. In the case of an activated Home Kit Smoke Detector, the automaton turns on the lights and starts emitting strong odorless smoke. The actual trigger action, however, might cause a slight flicker as the lights illuminate. It’s these flickers that you should be aware of and which you might want to take note of, especially because they appear to come from the area beyond the perimeter of the sensor.
Home Kit can detect the presence of carbon monoxide, but it cannot distinguish between this odorless and harmful gasses. Thus, you might want to get your home alarm and fire alarm smart home automation system both from the same maker so you can be doubly sure that you are getting the best performance possible. The same logic applies to the hue automation device you might want to use for your home.
When it comes to selecting the best smoke detectors, there is really only one way to go and that’s based on your own unique situation. For example, you might live in a high rise apartment and you have the tendency to overreact whenever a certain level of smells are detected. On the other hand, you may live in a multi-story home with many different levels of smoke and you have to trust your detector more so than your multi-level insulation. If you have both then there is no reason why you should have to settle for second best.
A lot of smoke detectors today have built-in DVRs, which allows you to record the events of the installation process and then watch it repeatedly. If the installation process went smoothly and you did not experience any anomalies then this might be a good feature for you. However, if you did experience anomalies, then you might want to get your home alarm and app ready as well. This way, you will know immediately if the alarm was tripped and you can either take steps to solve the problem or call the monitoring company.
Home Kit has partnered with SIRI – a leader in home security and safety technology – to bring you the best smoke alarms and smart home solutions available in the market today. The hub feature of the IQ Smoke Alarm is one of the most innovative and complete alarm systems you can get. Not only does it detect smoke, but it also has the ability to remotely control the system through your mobile device, like your smartphone or iPad, from anywhere you are. If you want a smoke and fire protection system that works like no other, then you might want to take a closer look at the IQ Hub and HomeKit Smoke Detector.