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We chose smart smoke alarms that do more than simply blare an alarm for fire and carbon monoxide emergencies. The products we reviewed are cutting edge devices made for 21st century homes, and they all have mobile apps. While researching for this comparison, we looked into the differences between the sensors each smoke detector uses and found research from Underwriters Laboratories UL that suggests you should have both photoelectric and ionization type smoke detectors in your home since each type is suited for different types of fires. For example, photoelectric sensors do better with smoldering fires that grow slowly and produce a lot of smoke while ionization alarms are better for detecting fast growing, flaming fires. UL is not alone in this recommendation; many other fire safety organizations make the same suggestion. If you want more information on smoke detectors, we recommend checking out the National Fire Protection Association's helpful guide, "Safety Messages About Smoke Alarms. "How We TestedEase of UseOur testing team built a custom apparatus designed specifically to analyze each smoke alarm’s detection capabilities. It was placed in the center of a room measuring 25. 33 x 18. 83 feet. We mounted and hardwired each of the detectors to the apparatus and noted how long it took to install each one using the included manufacturer instructions.

fall detection medical alert systems

01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

Verizon's rapid 4G network is new and already covers a large number of the major metropolitan areas. For almost all the smartphones you are required to select the $30 data plan, giving you unlimited data, and there is no extra cost if you are running on 4G versus 3G. A neat option is to get WiFi hotspot, this $20 add on allows you to connect up to eight devices, such as your laptop, to your phone's internet so you always have internet on the go. The flip side to having such quick browsing speeds is that your battery probably will not last you more than two and half hours of 4G use. This has raised a lot of questions as to the functionality of the phone. However, on 3G you can expect to get around eight hours of talk time. Which by all accounts is very reasonable. The reality is you are likely to have trouble getting through the day without recharging. For a high pace corporate individual this might not be the right phone for you, but if you want to dazzle your friends with the fastest internet speeds then this one is for you. You are likely to find the phone quick to maneuver through apps and day to day use with the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and Android 2. 2 Froyo operating system.

home automation applications

01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

Smart homes are becoming not just more popular in recent years; they’re becoming the standard of new construction. Smart home devices and capabilities are also being retrofitted into older homes because of the peace of mind they provide. One of the primary benefits of having a smart home is your ability to know what’s going on at home whether or not you’re there, and then be able to control the environment in the way you want. This is true for both indoor and outdoor home security cameras. Which, by the way, it is important to differentiate between whether you want indoor, outdoor, or both types of home security cameras before you begin your research, as the two different types of cameras will have pretty significantly different features. A home security camera system is useful not just to check your house for burglaries when you’re on vacation, although that is an advantage.