Kidde Firex KF10 review
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The Kidde Firex KF10 is a mains-powered smoke detector with a replaceable 9V alkaline back-up battery. It uses an ionisation type smoke sensor, which the manufacturer claims is best suited for areas with a risk of fast-flaming fires. It features a tamper-resistant locking device to prevent it being removed without the appropriate tools. The KF10 is suitable for homes in Scotland, where from February 2022 smoke alarms need to be able to link to other alarms in the home. You can hardwire it to 23 other compatible mains-powered alarms, such as the Kidde KF30 heat alarm, to create an interconnected system: if one alarm activates, all the others will be triggered too. The alarm has a six-year warranty. But is it any good at raising the alarm when needed? To find out, we tested it. Read on for our full review.What's included:
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