First Alert's All-in-One HomeKit-Enabled Smoke Detector, Speaker, and Alexa Assistant Now Available to Order
First Alert has announced that its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector is now available to order.
Introduced at CES 2018, the Onelink Safe & Sound distinguishes itself from a traditional smoke detector with a built-in speaker and noice-canceling microphones, and support for Amazon Alexa, making it a ceiling-mounted assistant.
Homeowners can ask Alexa to stream music from Amazon Music, Pandora, and soon Spotify, read the news, check the weather, control other smart home devices, and more. Audio playback is also supported via Bluetooth.
Onelink Safe & Sound also supports HomeKit, enabling iPhone and iPad users to control the detector with Siri or Apple’s Home app.
While its latest press release does not mention AirPlay 2, First Alert has informed MacRumors that the Safe & Sound’s speaker will support the since-delayed Apple protocol as soon as it is available, enabling multi-room audio and Siri control for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users through the Home app.
AirPlay 2 support will allow a homeowner to install multiple detectors around the house and control audio on a room-by-room basis.
In terms of the detector itself, an alarm alerts homeowners on their smartphones in the event of a smoke or carbon monoxide emergency, whether home or away. With exclusive voice and location technology by First Alert, the Safe & Sound alerts users to the type of danger and its location within the home.
Beyond its smart alarm capabilities, the Safe & Sound also features a customizable night light with multiple colors and brightness levels.
The Onelink Safe & Sound is currently available for $249.99 from Amazon and First Alert’s online store in the United States, but a regular price of $299.99 is listed. It’s unclear when the $50 off introductory offer will end.
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