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Frequently Asked Questions for Traditional Products

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Troubleshooting Help

What is causing my smoke alarm to sound, beep, or chirp?

What to do if you have a nuisance or false alarm?

Smart Alarm help

What causes intermittent beeping or chirping?

What causes consistent chirping?

How do I replace my smoke alarm's battery? 

Battery activation & deactivation for 10-Year sealed battery alarms

How do I remove my smoke alarm?

What to do when your smoke alarm sounds

How do I determine if my combination alarm has reached its End of Life? 

How to reset an alarm

How to tell your smoke alarm is working

How to test a smoke alarm

General Questions & Instructions

Kidde alarms cross-reference table of upgraded models

Why do smoke alarms always chirp in the middle of the night?

How to install a battery-operated smoke alarm

What's the difference between photoelectric and ionization alarms?

What products do Kidde alarms interconnect with?

How many smoke alarms do I need in my home? 

What is the best placement for alarms?

When do I replace my alarms?

Alarm Circuits

Alarm Warranty Information

How do I throw away my alarms and fire extinguishers?

How do wireless smoke alarms work?

Range of wireless smoke alarms

What type of battery does my alarm need?

What's the difference between hush and smart hush?

Alarm Sound

Do hot or cold temperature affect my alarm?

How to find the manufacture date on an alarm

How to find the model number on your alarm

How to interconnect a Kidde strobe light to your alarms

Humidity effects on smoke alarms

Nuisance smoke alarms when it's cold outside

Smoke alarms in high altitudes

Why does my battery last one month?

Why doesn't my alarm sound when I test it?

Why should I have a combination alarm?

What products will Firex alarms interconnect with?

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Fire Extinguishers from Kidde

Kidde is here to help you choose the right types of fire extinguishers, and properly install and maintain the right solution for your needs.

Living Area Fire Extinguisher FX210

Multipurpose Home Fire Extinguisher FA110G

Kitchen Fire Extinguisher RESSP

The Kidde App
Compatible with Google Home and Alexa. Use voice commands to
check alarm status and connection.

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