Home Safety

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Ace Hardware Stores in Colorado Springs has the products to help keep your family safe.

A smoke alarm with a 10- year warranty and sealed battery, the Kidde P3010H has photoelectric sensing technology and Smart Hush feature. Its 85dB alarm tone displays bright LED lights to give a lighted escape bath. With no pull-tabs or switches, this alarm will automatically activate when attached to its mounting bracket. Indicating a need for replacement, this alarm will chirp. You can use a simple tool, like a screwdriver, to deactivate the unit, stop the chirp and make it safe for disposal. To avoid battery removal, this smoke alarm has a 10- year tamper proof battery and eliminates the need for battery replacement. Even during power outages, this smoke alarm will still provide protection.

The National Fire Protection Agency, or NFPA, recommends that you install both a photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms to increase the likelihood of detecting any different type of fire. Invisible fire particles, often created by a fast-flaming fire, will be noticed by an ionization alarm (sooner than a photoelectric alarm). On the opposite side of the spectrum are photoelectric sensing alarms, which can detect visible fire particles from a slow smoldering fire, faster than ionization alarms.

While there are many benefits of these home safety products, the features include the following:

  • Safety Light: This super bright LED ensures a lighted escape path
  • Sealed-In Lithium Battery: this sealed-in lithium battery lasts for 10 years, eliminating the need to replace it, or the worry that it will become deactivated
  • Photoelectric Sensor
  • Self Activation When Mounted
  • Alarm Memory: alerts the user if alarm has gone off since the last test or reset button was used
  • Test/Hush Button: tests the circuitry and enables the hush features
  • Smart HushTM: for 10 minutes, this feature temporarily silences nuisance alarms. Won’t allow hush mode (unless it’s in alarm mode)
  • LED: the red LED will blink when the alarm sound goes off
  • End of Life Warning: alarm chirps every 30 seconds to signify a new unit is needed
  • End of Life Hush®: alerting you that it needs replacement, the chirp may be silenced for three days out of 30, until you are able to install a new one
  • UL Listed
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty


Fires common to the living area of your home are wood, fabrics, furnishing, and drapes; a fire extinguisher can effectively squelch these flames. Meeting the NFPA recommendations for home protection, a fire extinguisher has a 10-year warranty.

There are features to a fire extinguisher, including:

  • Pressure Gauge: allows for immediate pressure check
  • Easy-To-Pull Safety Pin
  • Rust/Impact Resistant
  • Nylon Handle
  • Average of 4 Lbs. Fire Extinguishing Agent
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • UL Approved Wall Hanger
  • Powder-Coated Cylinder for Corrosion Protection

CO2 Alarms

To protect you and your family from the dangers of carbon monoxide, the Kidde C3010 is an easy-to-install 10-year alarm with a sealed battery. It uses electrochemical sensing technology to ward off carbon monoxide hazards and is safe located anywhere in the house. Same as the Kidde P3010H, this automatically activates when attached to the mounting bracket, and will chirp, indicating a need for replacement. You can also stop the chirping, and remove and dispose of this alarm using a household tool. If you’re wondering what to do in case of a fire, directions are displayed on the inside cover of the mounting bracket.

Consumer Benefits: If dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are detected in your home, the Kidde C3010 will give a loud warning signal, indicating a need to leave the home. A 10-year tamper proof battery eliminates the need for battery replacement, and the levels of CO are monitored continuously, even following power outages. The Event Memory feature detects high levels of carbon monoxide and alerts you if high levels are present. 10-year limited warranty lasts the whole life of the alarm.

In addition to protecting you and your family from carbon monoxide, the CO Alarm has the features and benefits listed below:

  • Sealed-In Lithium Battery
  • Sealed-In Lithium Power Supply: no battery replacement require over the 10-year life of the alarm, removes user worry about battery removal or deactivation
  • Self Activation When Mounted
  • Test/Reset Button: tents the unit for operation, resets the carbon monoxide alarm
  • Green LED: flashes every 30 seconds to indicate the CO alarm is working correctly
  • Red LED: LED pulses, and a loud alarm will indicate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. If you hear four short beers, then five seconds of silence, then four short beeps and a corresponding red LED flash, that is a direct indicator of dangerous levels of CO. This will continue for four minutes and will change to a faster pattern after that.
  • Amber LED: flashes every second to signify the unit is in “fault mode.” One quick beep, happening 30 seconds apart, indicates the unit is an error condition. To indicate low battery power, there will be one quick beep every minute
  • Event Memory: if the CO alarm has noticed a high level of carbon monoxide in the last 14 days, the red LED will flash every 30 seconds 

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