Remote Control for the Smoke Alarm

By:  Frank Engelman   |  Posted: June 3, 2022   |  Updated: April 18, 2023

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The Problem to be Solved

Want to Silence the Smoke Alarm After it Goes Off

Want to Silence the Smoke Alarm After it Goes Off

Smoke alarms are a wonderful security device, and we never expect to hear them, except when smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) is detected.

However, everyone I have talked to has had at least one incident when they double toasted the toast or fried something that made too much smoke… and the smoke alarm went off!

Normally that’s a good thing to know it’s working, BUT when you have resolved the problem and it’s still blaring (85 dB) at you for minutes it’s very annoying.

Solution Details


If you, or your remote loved one, is capable of handling a mobile phone app under stressful conditions, some smoke alarm providers such as Nest allow you to use the app to silence it.

IF… you can find your phone, unlock it, and open the app all during this stressful time.


After quite a bit of research, I found one vendor (X-Sense) who offers a smoke/CO alarm with a remote button that is wireless.



Caption- Smoke alarm and remote silencer



Video Showing Smoke Alarm and Silencer




Setting It Up

I suggest mounting it at a convenient level on a wall near your cooking appliances. The button can also initiate a test mode on the alarms, saving you the trouble of reaching the test button on your ceiling mounted smoke alarms.

These alarms can also be wirelessly interconnected so that if one goes off in the kitchen, the one in the bedroom will also go off. Their app can alert your phone when you are away from home.

Be sure to carefully follow the X-Sense setup instructions including choosing a proper location




Kit List*

Smoke alarm

Smoke/CO alarm

Remote button




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