If your home is not equipped with a working bästa brandvarnare, you should install one as soon as possible. These detectors can save lives by giving you early warning of a blaze, helping you escape in time to make it to safety. If you have children, you may also want to consider a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that can send alerts to your smartphone.

There are many different models of smoke detectors available, so you need to choose the right one for your home. Some are hardwired and can connect to your smart home devices, while others have a battery backup that will work even without power. Others are dual-sensor, meaning they use both photoelectric and ionization sensors to detect flames and smoke.

Most homes require at least two smoke detectors, including one in the kitchen, where the majority of home fires start. For a reliable, budget-friendly option, check out this model from First Alert, which uses photoelectric and ionization sensors to quickly identify flames and smoke. It’s not as smart as some of our other picks, but it does have a hush button for a temporary shut-off and a test button to ensure it is working properly. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty and a long-lasting lithium battery you won’t have to replace.

If you’re willing to spend a little more, check out this Kidde smoke detector that also acts as a carbon monoxide sensor and connects to your smart home devices for real-time notifications. It uses a photoelectric sensor and ionization technology to detect flames and smoke, with voice alerts that indicate where the danger is located in your home. It has 11 programmable locations and can be connected to 18 other Kidde detectors in your home for optimal coverage.

You only have about three minutes to escape a house fire, according to the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, so having an effective smoke detector is crucial for protecting your family. This First Alert model is hardwired and has a battery backup, so it will continue to work even in the event of a power outage. It has a simple design and can be set up by just about anyone. It can even be synced to other First Alert alarms and devices so that all of your devices will activate at the same time if there is a fire detected in any part of the home.

This bestselling model from First Alert is both a carbon monoxide and smoke detector in one, so it’s ideal for homeowners who want to have all of their smoke and CO alarms linked together. It can connect to other First Alert detectors and devices, including your Ring security system, so you’ll get alerts on your phone as well. It has an electrochemical carbon monoxide detector and a photoelectric sensor for smoke detection, and it’s rigorously tested to meet UL standards. It’s easy to set up and comes with a 2-year warranty, along with a 10-year warranty on the lithium batteries.