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Leeo - Smart Alert - White

Model: LNL9ZA1CBSKU: 4599402

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Such peace of mind!

    Posted
    Brad1996
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    Let me start off my saying I've tested this device at least 50 times, and it's worked flawlessly. It even knows the difference between a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide alarm! You can set up emergency contacts for the "app" to call if you don't respond to the push notification alert. When an alarm is triggered, here's what happens: The alarm listens for a repeating "high pitched" tone from a smoke detector, when triggered, the light surrounding the device blinks red at full brightness, you get a notification on your device telling you an alarm was set off, the time it was set off, and it even records the alarm gives you a preview of what it heard. Upon hearing the recording, you are able to tell the app if it was a false alarm, or if it's a real emergency. If it's a real emergency, it texts you the number of your local fire department. IF for some reason you don't respond to the notification, you get a phone call. The automated call says something like "Your Leo Smart Alert has detected what sounds to be like a (smoke detector/carbon monoxide alarm) near the Kitchen (for example). This was the sound that triggered the alarm: __(the recorded sound)__. If you think this was a false alarm, press 1, if you think this is a real emergency press 2". Even if you're away from home, and it WAS a false alarm or a test, it can reset the alarm from anywhere back to the "listening state. And once you set up your emergency contacts, if you don't respond to the notification OR miss the phone call, it will then go down the list of your emergency contacts and call the entire list TWO times. Even someone on the list can listen in and judge for you if it was a false alarm, and THEY can reset the alarm, just through the simple phone call. This device is a REALLY amazing start into the future, and for this device to be fairly new, I haven't seen a single flaw. I'll definetly be buying more for my home and my family's houses. They recommend at least one per floor. I'm putting two per floor on each side of the house to make sure all of the detectors can be heard equally. Buy it! You won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent concept

    Posted
    redderr
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    The concept is 5 stars. The product itself is a solid 4.5 stars. Plug it in and very simple to get it attached to your wifi, it seems to act more like a power line type device. In any regard, the concept of having a device listen for the sounds of your smoke alarm, CO alarm or water alarms is fantastic. It works very well with newer smoke alarms made in the last 1-8 years. My combo gas/CO alarm also made in the last 2-4 years, works as well. My Honeywell water alarms also work, though these units are one time use so testing meant a lost unit. It is not flawless, the older the devices the more it might not respond to an alarm. I am upgrading All of my smoke alarms that are older than 10 years which according to reports we are suppose to do anyway. The unit once an alarm sounds will then contact you on the numbers you listed including home and other landline numbers in addition to cell numbers. Imagine in the middle of the night you are sound asleep and the basement sensor alarms and you get a call on your home phone of the issue. Well that gives you minutes if not more advance notice before a second floor unit alarms and wakes you. In addition I think we all respond to a ringing phone more than a distant if even heard faintly basement alarm. The ability to get phone calls at home or out at work is a potential house saver especially for water damage. The unit glows in a rainbow of colors that you can choose or leave the light show off. It records a 5 second sound if the alarm and then calls you and plays said sound clip then you decide if an actual emergency or to dismiss alarm. If the call fails it then calls the next number on the list and so on. Great product and even better idea. Also love that it can tell you the temperature and humidity of the room it is in, how accurate is that, who cares just nice to see...but it seems fairly accurate. I have had no issues so far with the wifi, been rock steady. The pice of $50 is good but I got it on deal of the day for $30 and nought two. One for the basement and the other for the first floor...love the added security the devices provide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, could be even better with an API

    Posted
    Neil
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    Great product - does exactly what it says it will. Lets you check humidity and temperature via a phone app, and dials out when it hears a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. Interestingly, it's so sensitive that a distant truck backing up outside (which sounded almost identical to my smoke alarm) triggered a dial-out on the phone warning system (and an app notification on my phone.) If the product had an open API (to poll temperature or humidity) via REST on the local LAN, I'd give it a full five stars, but Leeo seem a bit guarded around the unit's functionality. Their relative silence on an open API may make sense as the unit has a microphone and could represent a pretty attractive attack vector for hackers. Long story short, for $29, it's a smoking value for those seeking a quick turnkey temp/humidity/alarm notification system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good idea - but inaccurate temperature reading

    Posted
    ruchirgodura
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    Very neat idea - one little device that can listen for all your CO and smoke detectors and alert you via text/phone. Installation and setup was very easy - it connected to my home wifi and was able to detect 6 smoke detectors and 2 CO detectors spread across my home... about 3500 sq ft including the basement. The LED programmable nightlight is cool and makes it look very nice. Cons: The temperature reading I get from it is consistently 4-5 deg below the actual. Contacted support - doesn't seem to be a way to calibrate it. The nightlight seems to be on most of the time except when we have bright sunshine outside. Indoor lighting is not enough for the light sensor.. it needs to be more sensitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works As Promised - Adds Security

    Posted
    EdwardB

    My wife is wonderful but she often forgets what's in front of her and walks off. Not so good in the kitchen. It's not uncommon for me to come home and smell smoke throughout the house with the windows thrown open. Being concerned about a kitchen fire, I bought and installed a Leeo Smart Alert. Now I get pinged anywhere I am when the smoke alarm invariably sounds. Leeo turns red when the alarm goes off and records the alarm. Leeo also calls me on my iPhone. What's even better is that now my wife calls me and tells me that everything is OK. Worth $99. Looking forward to more Leeo products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be a life saver, or at least a home saver

    Posted
    NeilK
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    Lemme see here, the ability to see the temperature and humidity of your home remotely. The ability to change the color of it's night light and have it turn off when a room is lit. The ability to listen to water alarms and fire alarms when you're away from your house and have a centralized system call you and play back the alarm (and to have it call ANOTHER contact if you don't acknowledge the alert!) This is basically an automated home-sitter and it gets EVERYTHING right. I've owned two of these and am absolutely floored at it's utility and price point. Gets dinged one star for not having an open API for Linux-programmer-type-folks, but stunningly perfect product for the everyman and everywoman. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic. Love the nightlight feature!

    Posted
    Webbe
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    This product works just as described. The app is fantastic and works great with the product!! When setting up, the leeo only works with one log in and phone, so if you want multiple people to view the leeo, you will have to log in through the app with the same account and you'll have to choose who will get called first. Not a huge issue, but something to be aware of. The iPhone and android apps are very similar and both work great. The customer service also is great and they will answer any questions you may have within a day or two!! The nightlight feature is awesome too!! Comes in very handy!! All in all!! Love it and recommend it for anyone who wants a little extra safety for the house!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for when you are out of the house

    Posted
    lawman91789
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    I live in a 1400 sq ft house and there was really no need to have an extra notification when i am home since i could hear the alarms. I needed an alarm that would alert me when i was not home. The few seconds or minutes matters in a fire and if i could have an early alert system it will be great. Saw this system on sale in Best Buy and it was a no brainer. Setup was easy, and it does what it was supposed to do. The only thing that got me concern was the heat that this little unit give out. After running it for less than an hour, the unit was burning up. That was the only concern i saw with this unit and overall so far everything seems to be working fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new product!

    Posted
    Kathy
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    Read about this in the news paper less than a week ago and found it at Best Buy. It was recommended for someone who has a pet left alone in the house during the day. I don't have a pet but was just as concerned about having a fire or CO alert when I was away from home. It was easy to set up and add contact numbers for alerts. I had a question and was able to get it answered quickly online from a very helpful Leeo representative. It even tells me temp and humidity in my home. I can't say enough about this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap "smart" home alert device

    Posted
    Hank
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    I've really enjoyed using the Leeo and using it to monitor multiple items in my house. I set it up in a hallway upstairs, and as advertised, it monitors: - Temperature - Humidity - Smoke & CO alarms In addition, it also serves as a night light which can be configured to a multitude of colors. I've only heavily used the Android app, and with the v2 updates, it's simple and intuitive. The v2 update also introduced temperature and humidity logging (up to a week). If this goes on sale again, I'm going to pick up another one for downstairs. Very cool and simple "smart" product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well but has its limitations

    Posted
    labrat
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    The device setup and connected flawlessly. Distinguishes smoke alarms and CO alarms well. Seems to only hear alarms that are closest to the unit so you would need multiple units for larger homes and multi-story homes. After working for weeks on end, I received a notification today that one of my units lost connectivity and so far has been unable to regain connectivity back. It would be bad if it randomly loses connectivity and I won't be able to investigate until I return home later today from work. My star rating might decrease depending on what I find later today at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent product, but could be more accurate

    Posted
    DrFate
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    The good: Excellent light control for night light function. Humidity reading seems reasonable , but I don't have ability to verify within more than a couple percentage points. The ability to hear smoke and Co2 karma is amazing. The bad; the temperature is off by 3 to 5 degrees consistently which was the major reason for the purchase. The smoke/CO2 alarms are mislabeled backwards by the device Extra: unexpected benefit. Power restoration notification after WiFi comes back up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your ears of the house when you are not there

    Posted
    TheRobReports

    Leeo has worked as described. From testing to it to when my smoke detectors actually did go off. The iOS app is very easy to use and read for the temp and humidity levels and love that I can easily change the color of Leeo when it doubles as a nightlight. It's a great way to make your home a little "smarter" with out a big investment. http://therobreports.com/blog/leeo/

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love the LEEO

    Posted
    terryann1966
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    I purchased the LEEO on June 4th and this morning it called me to let me know my smoke detector was going off at home, it texted me the phone number to the local fire department-I called them while driving home but I beat the fire truck to my house. My cat had accidentally turned a burner on my stove on and burnt up a cookie sheet that was on the stove. Thanks to the LEEO I just had a houseful of smoke but no damage! Everyone should buy this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable monitoring

    Posted
    Dreamsinflight
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    The Leeo unit is very easy to set up so that it listens for your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The unit synced easily with my iPhone so that I get alerts wherever I am if on of the detectors goes off. I can also check humidity and temperature at home from wherever I am with my iPhone. The nightlight feature is awesome as the brightness can easily be adjusted and you can choose from an almost unlimited number of colors for the light. I have recommended the Leeo unit to many of my friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good nightlight, great alarm notifications

    Posted
    RhodyShoppa
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    Got this unit to notify me if any alarms in the house are going off. Works with my burglar, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water alarms. Though my smoke detectors are older, and it doesn't always identify the sound as smoke, it still notifies me that there is an alarm. Since the app allows you to listen to the alarm, I can easily identify it. It is very sensitive AND very reliable. Nightlight very flexible, allowing ability to set light color and brightness. Took one star off for not reliably identifying smoke alarm properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better now with IFTTT

    Posted
    tamn3
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    I was looking into smart fire alarm detectors but was turned off to the idea when I found out that they're around $99/ea. Replacing 10 around the house would cost over $1,000 with tax! I tried out the Leeo smart alert night light and so far it seems to be working well. It was able to identify my smoke alarm right away but has trouble with identifying my carbon alarm. That's the current downside. Other than that, it also features IFTTT which is neat but I'd also like for it to be compatible with SmartThings down the line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and effective device

    Posted
    JohnnyMacD
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    This is a simple device, but saves you a lot of time and money in the long run! Instead of having to replace all of your smoke detectors (almost 10 in my case) with costly "smart" detectors, just add a Leeo! The Leeo listens for smoke and carbon monoxide alerts from any traditional detector and reports to you, contacts or emergency contacts. The added LED color changing night light is an added bonus! It also enables you to see the temperature and humidity in the house as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent new gadget!

    Posted
    kathy70
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    I read about this in my local newspaper and it was referencing if you had a pet at home alone this would alert you if there was a fire or CO alert. I don't have a pet at home, but felt this was a really good tool for any home owner. My CO alert worked first time setting up but it turned out my smoke detector needed to be replaced and now all is working. This also gives you alerts if you humidity is too low.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product by a great company!

    Posted
    Rich
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    I use the Leeo for my vacation home to keep tabs on the temperature and humidity when I'm away. Great for letting me know the heater is working during the winter. Leeo customer service and R&D department has been great helping to work out the kinks from early development to now. I rely on this product and trust it as as well. A less expensive alternative for remote monitoring.

    I would recommend this to a friend