If you want to improve home safety, there are a lot of solutions on the market—but some are better than others. In that regard, many consider X-Sense to be one of the best in the business.
Even though the company can’t boast of having a long-lasting tradition, it managed to gain a significant market share.
However, is it justified?
Can it protect all things dear to you—your home, family, vintage record collection, and 1965 Mustang in the garage?
We are about to find out.
What Makes X-Sense Stand Out?
The company is one of the leaders in the global home safety equipment market and distributes its products to 48 countries on five continents.
The headquarters are in Shenzhen, which is considered to be the Silicon Valley of China. This company’s goal is to bring safety to every home, using high-tech and innovative solutions.
- High-tech solutions
- Low or no installation cost
- Easy to use
- No monthly fee (billed once)
- Excellent customer service
- Many customization options
- No monitoring service
- Certain devices can be expensive
X-Sense Review: Products and Prices
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the company offers a vast array of products, so we’ll showcase just some of them. We’ve chosen them because they cover the needs of an average household. If you’re interested in a wider range of products, you can visit the company’s website.
The two main areas the company covers are home safety and home security. We’ve reviewed products from both:
X-Sense Home Security Products
Even though it’s primarily famous for its smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, the company also offers home security equipment. Depending on your needs, you can choose between individual devices or a complete system.
Smart Video Doorbell
It features a 2K video resolution with 170 degrees viewing angle. The camera also has a night mode with a range of about 16 feet. Other important features are two-way communication, motion and sound sensors, and face recognition.
You can control the X-Sense video doorbell via an app and watch or record live videos. It has IP65 protection and operates in a wide temperature range, from -4 to 122°F.
The downside is that this video doorbell requires a wire connection from your old doorbell. If you don’t have one, it will require some drilling and maybe hiring a professional for the installation. It will be an additional expense to an already hefty price of $119.99.
X-Sense Outdoor Security Camera
The camera features a 2K/4MP lens with a 156-degree viewing angle. The high-quality sensor enables color night vision, and the camera has powerful built-in LED lights. You can use them to scare off potential intruders. Also, with the help of a built-in alarm siren, this security camera can be a powerful deterrent.
In case you want to communicate and not scare away, the X-Sense security camera has a two-way communication system, and it can substitute a video doorbell.
The wireless connection will always remain stable, thanks to the dual-band Wi-Fi connection (2.4 and 5Ghz). The camera has a manual and automatic mode, and there are many customization options.
You can control the cam through a dedicated app and store videos on a 128GB memory card (not included) or in the cloud.
Another thing we liked during our X-Sense home security camera review is that it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can access the camera live feed or watch videos using voice commands.
The design is robust and high-tech. The casing is IP66 waterproof, and the camera can operate in a temperature range of -4 to 140°F.
The price tag is also a pleasant surprise. Even though the camera is above average when it comes to characteristics, it’s sold at a reasonable price.
X-Sense Home Security System
If you’re interested in improving your home safety, this system might be the answer. It comes in two variants—5-piece and 8-piece kits.
The smaller kit has one motion sensor and two entry sensors, a base unit, and a remote, while the larger set has three more sensors. The base unit is compatible with Alexa, which makes it easier to use. It requires a power supply, but It also has a backup battery that ensures it’s always active.
During our X-Sense home security system review, we’ve concluded that the wireless motion and entry sensors are easy to install. The first type monitors motion, while the latter one activates when windows or doors open.
It’s a useful feature even for inside doors. Besides potential burglars, you can monitor your kids leaving the room or going somewhere they’re not supposed to go.
The set can be controlled via remote and a dedicated app you can install on your phone. It’s advised, however, to keep the remote nearby because it features a useful SOS button.
With a price of $99.99 for a 5-piece and $149.99 for an 8-piece set, this is a good investment.
Wireless Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
There are eight models in total, all with photoelectric sensors. You can choose according to your needs:
- If you need long battery life (up to 10 years)
Four models have 10-year lifetime batteries, which covers the sensors’ expected lifespan. But, unfortunately, all of them are without connection capabilities (interlinking or Wi-Fi), probably to preserve battery life.
One of the best-sellers in the category is X-Sense DS31, and it’s an ideal choice for people who want simplicity and good protection.
- If you want to create a network
If you need to set up a system and connect up to 24 smoke detectors, then XS01-WR is the best choice. It’s ideal for buildings with a lot of separate rooms.
If one alarm goes off, every alarm in the network will. Checking each alarm manually might be challenging, so you might consider buying an RC01 Remote for easier control and checks.
The prices go from $35.99 for one device up to $289.99 for a 12-pack. The remote is sold separately and costs $11.99.
Compared to the models like X-Sense DS32 and DS31, the downside is that the batteries have a shorter life span (up to five years).
- If you need smart smoke sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity
XS01-WT Wi-Fi is the same as the previous model but with a Wi-Fi connection that allows you to control and check it via an easy-to-use app. It will also send notifications to your phone. Of course, it will also sound a loud 85dB built-in siren in case of a fire.
The downside is that you can’t interconnect multiple detectors. They communicate only through the app, our X-Sense smoke detector review shows.
The price for this model is $39.99, which is the average price in this category.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide buildup can be hazardous and sometimes lethal. Since it’s odorless, we must use CO detectors to warn us about dangerous levels. The company offers six models. They all have LED indicators with peak memory, low battery indicators, and self-check functions.
Furthermore, they are equipped with state-of-the-art sensors provided by Figaro Engineering from Japan, a global leader in the field. You can choose according to your preferences:
- If you need long battery life
Based on our research for this X-Sense review, two models have 10-year battery life (CD01 and CD07), which is the general life expectancy for CO detector units.
This means you won’t have to change batteries (of course, CO detectors need to be replaced every 10 years).
- If you need interconnectivity
The company offers two models of interconnected CO detectors, depending on your needs. The prices go from $36.99 to $45.99 for a combined X-Sense smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
It’s worth mentioning that the company has introduced a new connection system called Link+. It allows you to create a grid of different smoke, heat, and CO detectors for maximum safety. There are four other models to choose from, and you can control them with the RC01 remote.
The company is planning on releasing new models of detectors that support the new protocol. They will slowly replace models like X-Sense CC03M.
The company offers six different sensors, and one model (XP01-W) can be interconnected with other detectors via Link+. Unfortunately, It doesn’t have a Wi-Fi connection. On the flip side, the battery life is 10 years.
Good price-quality ratio, easy installation, and reliability are the company’s hallmarks. It also offers free shipping and tracking throughout the delivery process, no matter if you’re ordering a single X-Sense smoke detector or some of the interesting bundles the company offers.
Whether you want to increase fire safety or protect your home from unwanted visitors, these products are an excellent choice. The company is investing heavily in R&D and creating solid partnerships with leaders in sensor innovation and production, and we have no doubt it will maintain its position in the market.
People Also Ask
The short answer is—yes. It offers high-tech home safety and security solutions, an excellent price-quality ratio, and great customer support. In addition, the company is continuously investing in research and development and creating strong partnerships with the best manufacturers. For instance, CO detectors are provided by Figaro Engineering from Japan, a pioneer in the field.
All products are manufactured in Shenzhen, which is considered to be the Silicon Valley of China. The company also has a US division that ensures the firmware complies with all NFPA and UL standards. Some components, like CO sensors, are manufactured in Japan. The company sells its products in 48 countries, ships them for free, and enables tracking throughout the delivery process.
Generally, there is no need to open a smoke detector, except for battery replacement. You can avoid that by buying models with 10-year battery life, which is the smoke detector’s lifespan.
However, if you purchase a detector with a replaceable battery, the procedure is as follows:
– Remove the smoke alarm from the attachment site by rotating it counterclockwise.
– Tug the battery tab to detach the battery. Replace it with a brand new battery.
– Put the detector back into position and rotate it clockwise.
The installation is straightforward because the company’s smoke detectors are all wireless—you don’t need cables or heavy drilling. After finding a suitable place for installation, just screw in the base and attach the smoke alarm.
If the alarms are interconnected or have a Wi-Fi connection, you should connect them according to the instructions. Depending on the sensor type or your preferences, you can use a dedicated remote or X-Sense mobile app.