Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector & California Requirements
We just moved to CA, and wondering about the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We had these in our previous system (the original Simplisafe) when we lived in OH, and loved the fact that these were monitored, so that if we left the house, we didn't have to worry.
Here, both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have some pretty strict regulations - among them is the fact that apparently, these types of devices need to have a non-removable, 10-year battery. I know the original Simplisafe had removable batteries in both devices - is this the case in the new Simplisafe smoke/CO detectors, or is there a California-specific version that are available?
I much prefer to have a monitored system, but seems if the state requires non-removable batteries, and Simplisafe doesn't have that, I'm not able to get monitoring (unless I add to the 8+ smoke/CO detectors I'm required to have already).