Kidde PI2010 (21007915-N) Dual Sensor AC Hardwired Interconnect Smoke Alarm
Did you know that the Kidde PI2010, (21007915-N) is the only hardwired dual sensor smoke alarm that Kidde has in its product selection? The Kidde PI2010 has many features to make it a great selection. We will be breaking down the PI2010's key 7 product features.
Key Features of the PI2010 (21007915-N) :
1.) Ionization Sensor – may detect invisible fire particles (associated with flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms.
2.) Photoelectric Sensor – may detect visible particles (associated with smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms.
3.) Interconnect – Interconnects with up to 24 Kidde devices on one wiring network of which 18 can be initiating.
4.)Battery Backup (9V battery included) – Provides continuous protection even during power outages.
5.) Tamper Resistant – Deters from tampering or theft.
6.) Hush Feature – Temporarily silences nuisance alarms.
7.) Red LED – Flashes every 30-40 seconds to indicate that the smoke alarm is operating properly.
Test/Reset Button – Tests smoke alarm circuitry and horn.
What is an Ionization Sensor?
A Ionization sensor contains radioactive material that sits between two plates with electrical charges. The charge ionizes the air and causes a current to move in between the plates. When the smoke enters the smoke chamber the ion flow becomes messed up and the alarm will sound off. The Ionization sensor in this smoke alarm helps to detect invisible fire particles sooner than the Photoelectric alarms.
What is an Photoelectric Sensor:
A Photoelectric Sensor uses a light beam that helps to detect the presence of smoke. A photoelectric smoke alarm would be better at detecting smoldering fires better than the Ionization smoke alarms.
What is an interconnected Alarm?
An interconnected Alarm is an alarm that can communicate to the other alarms in your home. If one smoke alarm detects a "fire" the other alarms in your home will sound off. The PI2010 Interconnects with up to 24 Kidde devices on one wiring network of which 18 can be initiated.
What is Battery Back up?
If you have a hardwired alarm and the power fails the battery back up feature really comes in handy. The PI2010 comes with a 9V Battery backup. It's always nice to know that you will be protected and have peace of mind.
The last thing you need is for your smoke alarm to be stolen or tampered with. With the PI2010 the tamper resistance feature helps to lock your smoke alarm on to your bracket so that it can not be tampered with or stolen. When you need to remove alarm from bracket you would simply press down on the tamper resistant tab and rotate the alarm of the trim ring. Please see images below.
Tired of those annoying beeps. The hush feature helps to temporarily desensitize your alarm circuit for 10 minutes. For example the alarms go's off when you are cooking and it activates your alarm. You would simply push the Hush button on your alarm and if the smoke is not too thick the alarm will silence immediately and the red light will flash every 10 seconds for approximately 10 minutes. This lets you know that the alarm is in a desensitized condition. The smoke alarm will eventually reset after 10 minutes and sound the alarm if smoke is still present. The hush alarm can be used repeatedly until the smoke clears out of your kitchen.
Red LED Feature?
There is a red led Light that will flash approximately every 30-40 seconds on your alarm indicating that the alarm is operating correctly.
If you press the test/reset button on the cover of the alarm for 5 seconds on your alarm it will test the smoke alarm circuitry and horn. In an interconnected installation all interconnected alarms should sound when the test button on any one of the interconnected alarm is pressed. If no alarm sounds, the unit has defective batteries or other failure.
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