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Keeping my family safe is my top priority. After our experience with near-drowning, I’ve learned that the unexpected can happen, even if we assume that it will never happen to us.
I’m always looking for tools that help me keep my family safe, because with 6 kids I need all the help I can get. The Onelink Safe & Sound has been the latest addition to our home. This intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide alarm notifies you (whether you are home or away) when something isn’t right inside your home. It also has Alexa built-in so you can play music, control your smart-home devices, and more.
You home should be a place that your family feels safe. The reality is that the majority of accidents happen at home. The best way to prevent an accident is to be vigilant and use some of the great tools that are available to help us keep our families safe.
I’m a big fan of making my home as safe of a space as it can be. I try and be as observant as I can, but there are some risks that I can’t see, like carbon monoxide.
We had a family friend pass away from a carbon monoxide leak in their home several years ago. They had no idea they were in any danger in their home. It was frightening to realize how quickly things can go wrong.
Since that day, I’ve been adamant that we have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in our home. Such a simple precaution can make such an enormous difference in your family’s safety.
We recently changed things up in our home with the addition of the Onelink Safe & Sound intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide alarm by First Alert. This all-in-one unit works as a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector but it also does so much more.
I love that this unit connects with the Onelink Home app to keep you updated with what is going on in your home even when you are away. If an alarm goes off, you’ll be notified on the app.
I often have my teenagers home alone for short periods of time so I really appreciate knowing that I will be notified right away if something happens at home.
So many of the safety devices that we purchase for our homes, honestly, aren’t really an exciting purchase. We get them to use in an emergency and hope we never have to put them to use.
Onelink Safe & Sound is more than just a safety device though. It has Alexa built in so you can use it to play music, control your smart-home devices, set timers (my favorite), and more.
Because of it’s position, the Onelink Safe & Sound uses the ceiling as a natural acoustic backdrop so the sound quality is really great. My little girls love that they can play their favorite music whenever they want and have impromptu dance parties.
We have it positioned just outside of my office so I can use it to set timers, remind me to do certain tasks, or play music to keep me focused.
How to Install Onelink Safe & Sound
The Onelink Safe & Sound is so easy to install. It uses the existing wiring in your home. There’s no rewiring required thanks to an integrated adaptor plug.
Start to finish, installation took less than 5 minutes and it was a serious upgrade from our previous smoke detector.
We installed the Onelink Safe & Sound in the main living area of our home so that it would do the most good. We’ve been so happy with it that we plan to get a few more to put downstairs and in bedrooms.
If you have multiple units installed, the app will actually tell you which unit has gone off and whether it detected smoke or carbon monoxide.
I love knowing that my family is protected and that I can be alerted to an emergency, whether I’m home or away. It is such a huge weight off my shoulders knowing that the OneLink Safe & Sound is protecting my family from dangers that I can’t always see.
You can purchase the Onelink Safe & Sound at retailers nationwide for $249.99.