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  #2485999 18-May-2020 23:21
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@dfnt Glad I converted you ;)

 

You'll also enjoy less screaming from your smoke detectors also.





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  #2486012 19-May-2020 00:43
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After seeing Cavius-like products in both the US and in EU countries that don't seem to have a Cavius dealer/site, it looks like there's a pile of similar and in some cases identical products sold under different names in different countries. For example the Dutch HomeWizard has both Cavius-like smoke detectors and their Google app says that it can talk to Cavius devices, and that overlaps with SmartWares who acquired HomeWizard in 2013. For people wondering what the Cavius RF protocol is, it's 868MHz Z-Wave based on the specs for Cavius-like detectors from non-Cavius vendors.

 

 

Edited to add: They're the same product range, the Cavius-looking HomeWizard smoke alarm says "Developed by CAVIUS" in the docs, however at some point in the last few years they seem to have diverged with Cavius and HomeWizard/SmartWares-specific branches.

 
 
 
 


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  #2505987 16-Jun-2020 17:56
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Just moved into our freshly build property with a super intelligence control system for lights, heating / cooling, ventilation, smoke alarms & security sensors, etc. However, the electrician didn't place the main powered smoke alarm in the right place and the master bedroom isn't technically covered. I can either wait another week while further wiring is added and a smoke alarm or I install a battery powered unit and move in. 

 

I choose to move in. 

 

Seeing that the Cavius wireless alarms are able to sync together and will all go off when one goes off. A neat trick that if you couple with Amazon Alexa's Guard feature means you've an internet savvy alarm system that will inform you when you're away from home. 

 

I tried to buy the two Cavius items - the 5 year smoke alarm and the Cavius 5 year heat alarm - from Bunnings earlier today. However, their EPOS system showed both items as EOL (End of Line) products and the staff were unsure why. Meanwhile, at the nearby Mitre10, I was able to buy both products without issue.

 

I've now installed them BEFORE seeing this thread. As the Cavius units are still valid for five years, I won't be swapping them.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2505992 16-Jun-2020 18:12
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rogercruse:

 

Just moved into our freshly build property with a super intelligence control system for lights, heating / cooling, ventilation, smoke alarms & security sensors, etc. However, the electrician didn't place the main powered smoke alarm in the right place and the master bedroom isn't technically covered. I can either wait another week while further wiring is added and a smoke alarm or I install a battery powered unit and move in. 

 

I choose to move in. 

 

Seeing that the Cavius wireless alarms are able to sync together and will all go off when one goes off. A neat trick that if you couple with Amazon Alexa's Guard feature means you've an internet savvy alarm system that will inform you when you're away from home. 

 

I tried to buy the two Cavius items - the 5 year smoke alarm and the Cavius 5 year heat alarm - from Bunnings earlier today. However, their EPOS system showed both items as EOL (End of Line) products and the staff were unsure why. Meanwhile, at the nearby Mitre10, I was able to buy both products without issue.

 

I've now installed them BEFORE seeing this thread. As the Cavius units are still valid for five years, I won't be swapping them.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

funny enough reading this post an add for Cavius detectors at trade treated just appeared


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  #2505995 16-Jun-2020 18:19
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neb:
fearandloathing:

I heard back from them as well to say that the https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/cavius-10-year-photoelectric-smoke-alarm-78mm-white/p/349295 ten-year smoke alarm is the replacement for the five-year smoke alarm.



Yeah, problem is that 78mm is a third more expensive than the 65mm, and more than twice the price if you use their price-match with Noel Leeming, so I'm getting what's left of the 65's. Also, if you read Consumer there are lots of complaints about ten-year alarms not getting anywhere near ten years of lifetime, so I'd prefer one where I can swap out a cheap CR123 to one that I have to throw away.


On the Cavius site they mention some problem detecting battery condition that has been fixed. The battery was supposedly ok. You enter your batch code and if it is in the affected range they send an email to you authorizing a replacement by a retail outlet.
I'm not sure if this information appears on Consumer site but it should be associated with test review.

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