Home safety is very important. For gadget lovers, gadget are not just the ones they bring with them and show off to the public. True gadget love will also extend to items inside the home, including things that help keep our homes safe for us.
Take for example, the Firetext.
You’ve definitely seen the smoke alarms that are part of any home or office. These smoke alarms function the way they’re supposed to – it sits idly powered by a battery, when its sensors detect smoke it will start beeping, honking, or whatever ruckus it makes to alert the people inside that there is smoke in its immediate vicinity. It’s as fairly straightforward process and function for a device. You’d think that there’s no other way it can be improved on except maybe to make the alarm louder for those who are hard of hearing. But the guys who made Firetext actually found a way to improve smoke alarms – by using cellular technology.
The Firetext is actually quite a smart alarm. When it detects smoke, it will not only alarm it will also send text messages to up to four numbers. Built within the alarm is a slot for a sim card. The text messages are like an extra layer of safety because it will inform you about possible trouble in the office or house. This is a good idea because oftentimes when problems like a possible fire arises, the accident will happen in a room where there are no people. This is quite dangerous because the fire can go unchecked. With a text message function, you will be informed about a possible fire even when people are not within the vicinity of the place where the smoke begins.
The Firetext is powered by a 9 volt battery that is good for 36 alarms. In idle and monitoring mode, expect the battery to last for five years.