There are plenty of new gadgets flooding the market at the moment aimed at automating your home and providing a safer environment to live in. However if you already have smoke alarms fitted upgrading to the next generation of smart smoke alarms can be expensive, this is where the Roost Smart Battery may be able to help out.
Priced at just $35 for a single battery or $55 for two, the new Roost Smart Battery allows you to retrofit your existing smoke alarms with smart technology that connects directly to your smartphone for peace of mind and immediate notifications should the alarm sound.
Once fitted the Roost Smart Battery is capable of sending you a notification to your smartphone using your home network and mobile provider alerting you to any instances when the alarm has been triggered. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique and very innovative smart device, that makes it very easy to upgrade existing smoke alarms without a great expense.
The Roost Smart Battery project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $50,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creators explain a little more:
“Beyond eliminating chirps, we want to know our family, pets, and homes are safe. A notification to our smartphone in the event of a smoke alarm sounding seemed just the thing.
We developed the Smart Battery idea as we watched other smart home companies. They connected people to data in their home. We wanted to connect people to the valuable data in the home. Data that was useful. The smoke alarm was the obvious choice.
Our Smart Battery is a revolutionary approach to the smart home. Roost retrofits your existing smoke alarms. This is a simple, affordable entry to the smart home. No expensive, new, shiny-white gadgets to buy, just a battery, for less than $35 each. When you have 5-10 smoke alarms in your home, that retrofit approach makes a lot of sense! Plus, the battery last for at least 5 years so replace them all, and you’re set for a long time.
Simple to set-up. Simple to install. Simple to use. The Roost Smart Battery turns existing smoke alarms into connected smart devices in just minutes. Just download our app on your smartphone, connect to your home Wi-Fi and change a 9V battery. No hubs, no wires and no hired contractors required. “
So if you think the Roost Smart Battery is something your home could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge and help the Roost Smart Battery become a reality.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Technology News, Top News