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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:34 PM

I can't hear most smoke detectors because the tone frequency is too high.

NFPA recommends a tone of 520hz. Anyone know what brands might qualify?

Thanks in advance.

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Reply I can't hear most smoke detectors because the tone frequency is too high. (Original post)
Xoan Oct 1 OP
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Response to Xoan (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:54 PM

1. There are quite many offered

in a google search for 520hz smoke detector, ranging from $49-$225+
Not recommending since there are different applications, etc only you know

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Response to Xoan (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:11 PM

2. Not answering your question as asked, but have you considered a smoke detector with a

verbal/spoken alarm?

We recently (~5 years ago) replaced all of ours with a smoke/carbon monoxide detector by Kidde (don't know the model number off the top of my head) and it alternates beeps with a slightly robotic female voice "FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!" when it goes off from smoke or "DANGER! DANGER DANGER!" for carbon monoxide.

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Response to Xoan (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:13 PM

3. Red Cross

Is offering smoke detectors. They put mine in free, 10 year, no battery replacement.

Carbon monoxide detectors at your local fire department. They should be able to answer.

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Response to Xoan (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:15 PM

4. My dog and cat freak out when smoke alarm goes off. A loud spoken word, only, would be nice.

I'm a light sleeper and don't need a piercing alarm. Or so I think.

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Response to Xoan (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:13 PM

5. There are some that can be hocked to...

...bright flashing lights or for your bedroom, a vibrator pad like an alarm clock. Sound is NOT the only alternative for an alert.

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