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(Mother Nature Network)   Instead of being pestered by that incessant wailing, you can now get a smoke detector that quietly and calmly sends an alert to your smart phone or tablet   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Nest Labs, Julie Andrews, Tony Fadell, wireless devices, smartphones, Harry McCracken  
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1375 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Oct 2013 at 11:08 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-09 11:17:51 AM  
6 votes:
You have 5 new alerts:

9:43 Smoke has been detected.
9:55 Interior temperature is 678 degrees.
11:23 Fire dept has been alerted.
11:31 Fire dept has arived.
13:45 You have 24 hours to remove the chared remains of your house to comply with your HOA
2013-10-09 11:26:02 AM  
5 votes:
So, if you lose your phone you can find it by burning your house down.
2013-10-09 11:31:41 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-10-09 11:55:21 AM  
2 votes:

GBB: You don't have to get a ladder or chair to dismiss false alarms; just wave at it.

There is this wonderful technology that you can use to push the button without needing a chair or a ladder:

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Seriously, the dismiss button is the diameter of a baseball anymore, just poke it with a stick/broom handle.
2013-10-09 11:36:13 AM  
2 votes:
To: SpdrJay

From: Fire Alarm

Subject: Fire

Fire: The Untamed Element, Oldest of Man's Mysteries, Giver of warmth, Destroyer of forests, right now *this* building is on fire.
2013-10-09 11:17:13 AM  
2 votes:
Okay, house burning down now.
2013-10-09 01:01:56 PM  
1 vote:
But how will I know when dinner's ready?
2013-10-09 11:16:57 AM  
1 vote:
In my old place they had installed a single cheapo battery operated smoke alarm. If I even LOOKED at a frying pan it would go off and it didn't help that instead of a range hood fan the kitchen had a crummy bathroom fan in the ceiling that was clogged. So I had to yank out the battery any time I want some delicious bacon or a hamburger.

New place has a nice system where if the alarm goes off there are little panels in every room with a button on them to silence it but I it hasn't gone off once. It's pretty slick.

You will acknowledge my cool story. You will acknowledge it and LOVE it.
2013-10-09 11:13:49 AM  
1 vote:

Invincible: Because easy to ignore subtlety is what you want in an early warning system?

Invincible by 14 seconds? Damn it.
2013-10-09 11:12:40 AM  
1 vote:
Because easy to ignore subtlety is what you want in an early warning system?
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