How many times have you been woken up in the middle of the night by sounds of chirping? You know, the chirps that emit from your smoke alarms to let you know that the batteries need to be changed? It’s happened to everyone—and it always seems to happen during the darkest hours of the night.
The Roost Smart Battery will make it so you get a good night’s sleep from now on. This simple retrofit can smarten up any existing smoke alarms. That’s because the patent-pending Roost Smart Battery combines a lithium battery and WiFi in a familiar 9-volt package. Just load the battery into your existing smoke alarm, download the free smartphone app, and you’ve got yourself a smart security solution, all without having to replace hardware and run wires.
Then if smoke alarms start going off, the Roost Smart Battery will send a message to your smartphone so you’ll know there’s a potential emergency. It may even eliminate those late-night chirps. Not only does the Roost Smart Battery promise to last more than five years, but it will actually send your smartphone a notice before any sort of chirping begins.
“Simply download our Roost app, connect to your home WiFi, and then insert the Roost Smart Battery in an existing smoke alarm to appreciate how simple and intuitive it is to install and use”, said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. “No hubs, no wires, and no pricey new devices. Our retrofit approach to the smart home shows that peace of mind doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. We’ve chosen to apply the Roost Smart Battery to smoke alarms first because quite simply they are the most important devices to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones.”
The makers of the Roost Smart Battery first launched the product late last year on Kickstarter. After a successful campaign, the company is currently taking pre-orders for the product, with plans to ship sometime in June 2015. The Roost Smart Battery is priced at $40.