Getting ready to install an Elk M1 Gold for the first time at my house.
Going to try and run wires for as many components as possible.
Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms. Right now these bedrooms and the hallway each have a battery operated smoke detector. I wanted to add low voltage smokes as well (my understanding is that I still need the battery operated ones?). What are the most cost effective smokes that I can install here? Do I just need to run a single 4 conductor up from my basement where the panel will be installed, to my attic which is where I will access the ceilings for these bedrooms?
Same question as above but for Carbon monoxide and propane gas. I have a coal stove, and some propane appliances operating in the house and would like to string a few of these monitors around where possible.
I haven't decided if I'm going to do wireless yet or not. But it looks like there are 3 different directions to go as far as wireless with the Elk? What probably makes the most sense to me would be to get the ELK-M1GSYS4STW which includes a 2-way wireless transceiver. However, I see that I could alternatively buy a GE or Honeywell wireless transceiver? Is there any consensus on overall cost effectiveness vs flexibility of options available going one direction over the other?