5 Best Smoke Detectors For a Rental Property in 2022

Last Updated July 2022

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Rental Property Smoke Alarm

Smoke detectors are generally a requirement for all residential rental properties. While different states and municipalities have different requirements, they all use the same type of smoke detectors – hard wired, battery operated, and Combination smoke and carbon monoxide. Where required, landlords hold the responsibility to regularly inspect and ensure that all smoke detectors are working properly. Below we explore the top 5 smoke alarms  for rental properties based on 5 different factors that landlords should consider when determining which type of smoke alarm is best for their rental property investment.

Best Overall

First Alert – BRK 3120B Hardwired Photoelectric and Ionization Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup

Type: Hardwired and Battery Backup

Best Budget

Kidde – i9030 Battery Powered Ionization Smoke Detector

Type: Battery Powered

Best Smart

Google Nest –  Protect Hardwired Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector, WiFi with Phone Alerts

Type: Hardwired (Battery Option Also Available), Wifi Enabled

Best Carbon Only

Kidde – KN-COB-DP2 Carbon Monoxide Detector, AC-Plug-In with Battery Backup

Type: Plug-In and Battery Backup

Best Combo Smoke & Carbon

First Alert – SCO501CN-3ST Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice Location, Battery Operated

Type: Battery Powered

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