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SmartLabs announces INSTEON Smoke Bridge

INSTEON First Alert Smoke Detectors

SmartLabs announced that they have developed an 'INSTEON Smoke Bridge', which intercepts the RF signal broadcasted by the First Alert ONELINK smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Interfacing smoke detectors is something most of us would like to do, but can be extremely complex and dangerous.  This solution does not physically touch the smoke detector unit(s) or wiring, so this is one of the more DIY-friendly solutions on the market now.
The INSTEON Smoke Bridge is retailing for $34.99, and is available now from the SmartHome website.

INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation and control technology, today announced the INSTEON Smoke Bridge, a unique INSTEON device compatible with First Alert® ONELINK® carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Featuring INSTEON’s award-winning technology in a sleek and compact design, the INSTEON Smoke Bridge combines the unparalleled reliability of INSTEON with the exceptional confidence of First Alert, guaranteed to bring peace of mind to every INSTEON connected home.

“It’s easy to talk about products and features all day long; what’s much more difficult is talking about how your product provides a family with safety and security. With the new INSTEON Smoke Bridge, we’re certain that families everywhere will benefit from remotely monitoring their smoke detectors. It’s a peace of mind that will help everyone sleep much more soundly at night.”


The INSTEON Smoke Bridge features a simple setup with plug-and-play ease. Pair the INSTEON Smoke Bridge with the new INSTEON Hub and users can receive text message or email alerts on their smartphone or tablet. The INSTEON for Hub application on your iOS or Android smartphone gives you remote monitoring capability and instant notification if ever there should be a carbon monoxide leak or fire detected in your home.

The INSTEON Smoke Bridge retails for $34.99. For more information about INSTEON or the INSTEON Smoke Bridge, visit www.insteon.com/smokebridge

With its simple installation and setup process and dependable communication, INSTEON has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, INSTEON eliminates the need for custom wiring.


Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line has a growing list of devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and irrigation controllers. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology. INSTEON products are available through select retail partners, including Smarthome.com, Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and Home Depot.

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Is there anyone else that makes something for ONELINK like this for Z-wave, Zigbee, UPB or any protocol besides INSTEON?

Dec 03 2013 10:07 AM

I take it that this product does not supervise the power to the actual detector?

Not true power supervision but it does monitor for the low battery alerts sent out by the detectors.

From the SmartHome site:

  • Receive specific notification in case of smoke, carbon monoxide, low battery, all clear, or error messages with HouseLinc