UK Entrepreneur Creates Texting Smoke Alarm
The UK’s Matthew Newman has created a product for those paranoid folks like myself that check their oven and door multiple times a day to make sure the former is off and the latter is locked. Newman’s company, ELS, developed a product called Firetext, which with the help of a Lithium battery and a GSM module, can text users when their smoke detector goes off.
The Britain-based company sells the product for GBP90. The alarm will text up to four mobile numbers and the battery will keep it going for two to four years during average use, with a minimum number of “continuous activations” around 36.
The company has already joined forces with a local UK fire square and the Alzheimer’s Society to test the product.