Installing the best smoke detectors can help prevent your worst nightmare - losing your home, belongings, or even worse, a loved one, in a house fire. Fortunately, it's easy to reduce your risk of becoming a statistic. The best smoke detectors are affordable, easy to install, and more high-tech than ever.
What, exactly, constitutes the best smoke alarm? If you've been shopping for these home safety devices, you've probably noticed there are virtually endless choices. They range in price from under $10 and over $100, in styles from bare bones to smart smoke detectors which communicate with smart home systems. In this guide, I'll analyze the options and share my picks for the top 5 smoke detectors on the market today.
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According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five house fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm.
Here are my picks for five of the top best smoke detectors available today. Because each home has different needs, I've included a range of choices in all types and price points, based on my analysis of the most important features.