First Alert Launches Safe & Sound Connected Smoke Alarm

First Alert has launched the connected Onelink Safe & Sound smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detector with Alexa and Apple Home Kit integration. The alarm also features entertainment and lifestyle features such as connected audio functions.

Featuring exclusive voice and location technology by First Alert, the detector alerts users to the type of danger and its location within the home. Users will receive an alert on their mobile phone in the event of an emergency, whether home or away, the company said.

In addition, the cloud-based voice service from Amazon is directly integrated into the alarm. Users can ask Alexa to hear the news, check the weather, control other smart home devices and more. In addition, the alarm features audio capabilities, and is said to provide consumers with a sound experience in their homes through a natural acoustic backdrop. Once installed, users can ask Alexa to play or stream their music. It is or will be compatible with Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music or Bluetooth, the company said.

The alarm is also Apple HomeKit enabled and can be controlled via the Apple Home app or using Siri. HomeKit allows users to set up scenes and triggers to have things happen automatically in their home.

The Onelink Safe & Sound alarm also features a customizable night light.

“First Alert has been at the forefront of emerging technology aimed at helping protect what matters most to our consumers,” said Tom Russo, CEO, First Alert. “The Onelink Safe & Sound builds upon this great legacy but takes home safety to a place it’s never been, with added entertainment and lifestyle features that enhance homeowners’ daily routines, with added convenience and peace of mind.”

The alarm is designed to work with many existing, interconnected hardwired alarms in the home, allowing consumers to maintain some alarms they currently have installed, the company said. The alarm carries a suggested retail price of $249.99.