Fire safety is paramount when it come to protecting your home and family. Check out these devices that can help, when in need.
Disasters like the recent horrific apartment fire that happened at Grenfell Tower in London , England are hard to digest. It seems many safety measures were blatantly overlooked at Grenfell, resulting in massive, terrible tragedy.
While certain measures are common sense, knowing when an unstoppable fire could strike in your own home can still be unpredictable.
Fire Prevention Canada has a list of helpful tips to follow in order to avoid a home fire, that can reduce your chances of facing an extreme emergency.
Following those and using fire safety devices in your daily life can help keep you and your family safe and secure.
Check out this list of 5 fire safety tech devices to keep you safe:
1) Smoke Alarm Notifications
Smoke Alarm Messenger is an app that will send a message to an emergency contact that you choose by email when a smoke detector goes off in your home.
Inform nearby family and friends when you may be at risk, in the event of an emergency.
For use on Android devices, with regular smoke alarms.
2) Tools for Kids
When it comes to fighting fire, prevention and education is key. Teach your kids about the importance of fire prevention early and it could stay with them throughout life.
The National Fire Prevention Association in the U.S has a great website for kids full of videos, apps, games and activities that teach kids what to do in the event of a fire and how to prevent one.
3) Smart Fire Extinguisher
En-Gauge’s Smart Home Fire Extinguisher uses smart home technology to make sure your fire extinguishers are ready to go.
This means that it ensures they’re “pressurized, where they are supposed to be and not blocked or obstructed”. The device ties wirelessly into your home network and will notify you via smartphone or text when there is a problem.
4) Smoke Alarms for Kids With Voice Alerts
The fact that many children sleep through smoke alarms means that the devices don’t always wake them in time. In an effort to improve fire safety, companies like First Alert have developed smoke alarms that combine voice commands with an alarm.
The idea is that a child may wake up more readily with the sound of a person talking. The voice commands sound intermittently along with an alarm.
5) Smart Smoke Alarm
A working device that can detect smoke and carbon monoxide in your home is invaluable.
With a smart alarm, you can get notifications on your smart phone when an alarm sounds in your home, be notified when the battery is low and get other perks.
As CNET reviewers point out, if your current, old-school smoke alarms are serving you well, maybe it’s a good idea to stay with them. If you’re in the market for something new though, considering a smart alarm might be a good fit.
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