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Friday Gear Report: 9/02/11

Smoke alarms just became outdated. Sure, the ones you have at home will sound an audible alert and warn you of fire. What if you are not home? How about a smoke alarm that can send you a text message when it detects fire.

The Firetext works like most modern smoke alarm. You install it and check on it regularly to ensure proper operation. Where it departs from the norm is its ability to send messages to your cell phone of an issue. Should the alarm ever be tripped, it will text up to 4 recipients of the issue.

From the FireText Website:

Product Description

Battery powered SMS Smoke Alarm. Upon activation the alarm generates a user-defined text message which can be sent to a maximum of 4 mobile recipients.

  • Photoelectric smoke detection, ideal for smouldering fires
  • Quad-band GSM
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Super-loud ,85db at 3m siren
  • All fixings supplied
  • Quick-fix mounting plate supplied for easy installation
  • Insect proof
  • Smoke detection complies with EN1406, AS3786 and UL217 standard
  • CE, BSI, SAI Global approved
  • Low battery warning (audio)

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