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And the speaker's okay. 21 View at Amazon$119. 99View at Best BuyCheck Walmart?The second generation Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm comes in battery and hardwired models. Similar to the Nest Protect, the Onelink will not only sound an alarm, but also specify the room affected and the type of alert: smoke or carbon monoxide. Also like the Nest Protect, if you have more than one Onelink alarm, you can interconnect them so that if one goes off, they all will. An LED rings the middle of the alarm and changes color based on the alarm's status. Green and blue indicate that the alarm is starting up or in pairing mode. Yellow means there's a malfunction or a low battery, while red means there's a fire or smoke condition. Onelink's alarm uses photoelectric technology, which is generally better at detecting smoldering fires than are alarms that use ionization technology. However, the latter are better at detecting fast burning fires. The Onelink can be connected to HomeKit and Alexa but not Google Assistant, so you can ask both Siri and Amazon's voice assistant for the status of the smoke detector, but not much else.

 

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When you push the button on one of these devices, the doorbell's camera sends a video feed to your smartphone over Bluetooth or Wi Fi, and you can press a button in the app to talk to the person at the door over a two way speaker. Each doorbell supports ring alerts, which notify your phone when a person rings the bell, as well as motion alerts, which can be a little more hit or miss. How We Test and Rate Video DoorbellsWe self installed the video doorbells on houses in Massachusetts and California, and tested in real world conditions with friends and family ringing the bells day and night. We evaluated ease of setup, the design and features of the app, how well the app and doorbell kept us notified, and video and audio quality. We also factored in how much you'll pay for cloud storage to save the video. What to Look for When Buying a Video DoorbellPower Requirements: Doorbells typically require 16 volts or more to work.