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The Best Smoke Detectors

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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.

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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.