Kidde RemoteLync Monitoring Device$83.99 at Amazon
- Acoustic Detection Device - listens for the sound of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm and will send an alert to your smart phone, tablet or PC.
- Easy to Install - plugs into a single wall outlet with voice prompts and a user-friendly interface for easy set up.
- Works with your existing smoke or carbon monoxide alarms - designed to work with all UL-approved smoke and carbon monoxide alarms manufactured after 1999.
- Device Compatibility - works with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
- I had some issue getting my Carbon Monoxide Detector set up, but will be trying again, will update article with any changes.
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We just got back from a small 4 days vacation to Niagara Falls, and it was nice to know this was in action helping protect our home. The Kidde RemoteLync Monitor while it did not report anything wrong while we were gone, was diligently working in the background, just in case something did.
Not getting an alert was a good thing in this instance, but if it had gone off, we could have initiated steps to make sure everything was okay.
So let’s talk about why Remote Monitoring is needed. Did you know that a fire occurs in a home every 85 seconds? With the RemoteLync Monitor from Kidde, you can have and enjoy peace of mind that your home is being monitored every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if you aren’t home!
Highlights of the RemoteLync Monitor
This monitor listens for existing UL-approved smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 24/7 and notifies the homeowner via a mobile app, using the home’s existing wireless Internet connection
One device is designed to cover the average-sized U.S. Home (approximately 2,000 sq. ft.). It can cover any size home with hardwired, interconnected alarms, so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.
Plugs into a single wall outlet; voice prompts and a user-friendly app interface make set up easy.
Easily connects with your existing wireless router.
No need to purchase additional products and no monthly fees; the app is free.
Works with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
As you can see from the green light of the unit plugged into my wall, we are all set, and ready to go. Check out the rest of the pictures above and you will see some screenshots from the menus on my Samsung Phone and one of the confirmation email letting me know that the Kidde RemoteLync Monitor did go off as it should have when I tested it using one of the smoke alarms as a test.
At the time of the review, I had my wife and I, as contacts in case something went off. Since that time, I added my wife’s two sisters and her parents contacts to get notifications if we were to receive a remote message, we could easily contact one of them now easily through the app and they could go make sure it was not a false alarm, or check on it if we were away. In addition to this, you can directly call 911 through the app if you think that it is a dire emergency, so that damage can be prevented earlier.
For $99 or less like on Amazon, you can give yourself that added piece of protection that your family needs. I think this is a fantastic buy, that every home should have if you can get one, also perfect for apartments, and summer homes that you might own. With no service contracts or extra fees, when you buy the unit, just having your home’s wifi network is all it needs. Enjoy more of your time away from home and know its there just in case.
Coming from the mind of a Paramedic, this would also make an excellent gift idea as well.
So when are you going to get yours? and do you have more than one place that you could use this in? What about gifting it to family?