First Alert has announced that its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector is now available to order.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

hamiltonrwatch Avatar
46 months ago
Factor in anti-gravity capability and $250.00 doesn't seem pricey.

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nutmac Avatar
46 months ago
Great idea. Absurd price.
Agreed. The price is more absurd given that the smoke detector is only good for 10 years. The speaker and night light may continue to work beyond that (or not, the website doesn't say), but $250 is a lot for 10 years of use.
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Chupa Chupa Avatar
46 months ago
Great idea. Absurd price. But also my experience with HomeKit devices is that they can be flakey and occasionally have to be re-paired so would not want to rely on that for my life.
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Vasilioskn Avatar
46 months ago
Hope the reviews are good for this. Need new smoke detectors. I’m not an audiophile so these speakers would be good enough for my house instead of buying a HomePod.
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munpip214 Avatar
46 months ago
Hope these are more reliable than their first homekit model. Those failed miserably. I have had all of mine replaced multiple times do to random problems. At least they have good support...
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ignatius345 Avatar
46 months ago
A smoke detector with built-in spyware. Great idea.

Ahem: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05/amazon-confirms-that-echo-device-secretly-shared-users-private-audio/
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