Smoke Detector Sends Text Messages

In case of fire, FireText could save your life or home via text message.

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Everyone and everything seems to send text messages these days. Now you can add your home’s smoke detector into the mix.

Hopefully, the FireText will never actually need to send a text, because that would mean that something horrible has happened. When there is a fire, this smoke detector starts sending out texts to up to four different numbers. You can even personalize the message.

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The FireText has an integrated GSM module, which can accept a SIM card. It also makes sleep-shattering noises, just like any other smoke detector. It’s a great idea, and perfect for a second or third home. It’s even better for a first home.

Besides altering you when on vacation, this could be a lifesaver (literally) for someone that’s a heavy sleeper. The battery-operated FireText is also pretty affordable, at GBP 89.99 ($144) — but that doesn’t include carrier charges.

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