Smoke detectors are a necessity. They save more lives every year, but as far as looking nice and blending in with your home, forget it. They’re an eye-sore. Kidde has decided to make them easier to live with, with their latest model. It hangs from your ceiling a mere half-inch and the face plate features a slick contour design. But it’s not all about good looks alone.
It’s actually AC powered with a sealed rechargeable backup battery that will last for the life of the alarm. If your electricity goes out, the Silhouette will continue to operate using the battery, which will recharge itself when power is restored. You can even link it to other smoke detectors and security devices in your home. Of course, installation is a bit more involved because of the AC power, but it’s a great alternative.