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Tap the doorbell button to manage notifications, enable/disable doorbell sounds, adjust two way audio volume, change Wi Fi settings, and check the doorbell's battery status. By default the View uses the same Wi Fi as your phone, so all you have to do is enter your password, but you can choose to connect to another network. After 45 seconds or so the doorbell came online. At this point, you can view instructions for mounting the doorbell, or skip it if you already know how to do this. I attached the flush mounting plate to the siding by my front door, snapped the View into place, and twisted the locking screw to secure it. Next, I followed the instructions to set up the Chime: I scanned the code on the back of it, selected the room where it would be plugged in, and plugged it in it should be within 100 feet of the doorbell camera.

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Besides the smoke detecting sensor, the First Alert 2 in 1 also has a Carbon Monoxide Electrochemical sensor which has the role of detecting any rising levels of CO inside the room and triggering the alarm when the concentration crosses the safety levels there will be both visual and audible signals – up to 85dB at around 10 feet. If the sensor detects increasing levels of Carbon Monoxide, the CO LED will flash a red colour and the audible alarms will have the following pattern: four beeps, then pause, four beeps and then pause. Otherwise, if the sensor detects smoke in the room, the Power/Smoke LED will flash a red colour, while the audible alarm will beep three times, pause and again three beeps and pause. You can silence any of the alarms by pressing the Test/Silence button: if the smoke alarm has been silenced, then it will remain silent for about 15 minutes before reactivating if the smoke has not been cleared; if the CO alarm has been silenced, it will remain silent for up to 4 minutes before reactivating again if the CO levels haven’t decreased. Now, let’s get to the smart part of this smoke/CO detector. There isn’t really a dedicated app for the First Alert Z Wave, but it can be integrated into a smart home environment by using the Samsung SmartThings hub. The whole process is incredibly simple and it requires using the SmartThings app on either your mobile phone or on a tablet and having the First Alert device ready: start the app and afterwards, in My Home, tap Add a Thing and Connect Now; the app will now look for ‘Things’ and as it does so, slide the batteries into the device while holding the Test button wait for the detector to beep and release the button. After it is powered on, the SmartThings app will detect the device it will be called Z Wave Smoke Alarm and you can tap to configure it give the detector a name and select the room where it will be mounted. Note: The First Alert 2 in 1 works with most other smart home hubs from the market, but it is not compatible with WINK. After finishing the process, you can access the device from the app where you can see the percent of battery left, silence the alarm or checking the notifications and you can pair the First Alert 2 in 1 with other smart devices from your network for example, when the alarm gets triggered, you can configure the lights to turn on or activate any available fans. Note: Inside the package, there is the First Alert 2 in one Z Wave smoke and CO detector, two AA batteries, two screws, two nuts and some documents, including a User Guide the device gets a 7 year limited warranty.

 

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2. Most of these tools such as smart lights and remote locks operate on a Wi Fi connection so they won't function if the power is out. Sure, you could, but it wouldn't have all the features of a robust home security system. The majority of Wi Fi security cameras which are so popular today don't have a way to contact a monitoring service if there is a break in. The camera can detect motion and send you push notifications on your phone, but it's then left to you to contact local authorities. If your house is being burglarized and you're not near your phone or it's turned off, you're out of luck. This is why a security camera can be a great addition to a home security system but it can never really take the place of a full fledged home security system. Monthly monitoring services are what make all the difference. Professional monitoring ensures your home is protected at all times. With that being said, some dogs are so friendly and quiet that they'll treat your burglar as another guest. If your dog is overactive, it might make a scene over false alarms.