It’s time to roll back our clocks one hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time, and as many sources recommend, a good time to swap out batteries for things like smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors.
A few years ago, we picked up a couple of smoke detectors of this type for our family — It’s a vocal smoke detector. It comes with a recommended script for yor recorded message. It’s a very short and basic message calling out your child(ren) by name and instructing them on what to do. Of course, this also means that you must have a family evacuation plan and have worked through it with your children. The recording time is rather small, but that’s the way it’s meant to be — keeping the message short for kids so as not to be too complicated or confusing.
I can’t say I recommend or suggest this specific device, but just wanted to share which device we chose for our family. This model is a few years old, so there may very well be newer, better models on the market. Do a little research first to determine which type of device is best for you and your family. Whatever you do… at least have SOMETHING.
And don’t forget to change out those batteries!