I agree naperlou - we usually grab the smoke alarm and remove it from the vicinity until the smoke dissapates when we get smoke from cooking - it would be nice not having to do that.. I wonder if it distinguisheds between a gas leak and a fire in the alarm mode? I would also like to see a battery level autodetect that would send out a signal when the batteries needed to be changed.
I need this. We have a smoke detector that is in a bad (good) place to detect smoke from the oven. Unfortunately, this goes off all the time and you have to blow the smoke away (we usually wave a towel). I also like the communication options. This is one useful device and it seems very well made.
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