First Alert is no strange to working with smart home products, the company launched Onelink smart and carbon monoxide alarm which was the first to hit the market with support for Apple’s HomeKit and includes voice feedback when alarms are triggered.
First Alert has announced a new version at CES 2018, Onelink Safe & Sound is a new version that includes a built-in music speaker and will support AirPlay 2 for real music playback when the feature launches this year. AirPlay 2 was announced with the HomePod which enables multi-room audio playback from iOS with improved playback performance compared to the current version of AirPlay.
Safe & Sound doesn’t stop at AirPlay 2 support they have also included Amazon Alexa built-in for voice control, voice assistant needs, and music playback from sources like Spotify and Pandora. The unit also said to work with Google Assistant. It will be interesting to see if the built in speaker is any good at playing music back, pricing and availability are to be determined