Stay Alive! A Smoke Detector you can Feel?

There are on average 358,500 home fires a year in the US.  On average 7 people die in home fires per day in the US. Most of those are due to no smoke detector present, or a smoke detector that isn’t plugged in or doesn’t have batteries. But, what do you do if you cannot hear your smoke detector? What if you are deaf, or have hearing loss that makes the nighttime completely silent for you? Or what if you are just such a heavy sleeper that you do not hear anything at night?

Not hearing the smoke or CO detector, can be a life-threatening situation for you – what options do you have?
It will flash a strobe light in your room, say the word smoke, and shake the bed with the provided bed shaker that can be placed under the pillow or between the mattress and box spring.  It also has a super loud 110 dB alarm that is much louder than the traditional 85 dB of a smoke detector,  It is also much closer to you than the smoke detector, so if you can hear a little – this is a great option for you. … More Stay Alive! A Smoke Detector you can Feel?

Deaf Awareness Month: How are Deaf People Alerted to a Fire if They can’t Hear the Smoke Alarm?

On average 7 people die in home fires per day in the US. Most of those are due to a smoke detector that isn’t plugged in or doesn’t have batteries. But, what do you do if you can’t hear your smoke detector? What if you are deaf, or have hearing loss that makes the nighttime completely silent for you?

Not hearing the smoke or CO detector, can be a life-threatening situation -How are deaf people alerted?
A flashing strobe light in their room, and bed shaker that shakes the bed. … More Deaf Awareness Month: How are Deaf People Alerted to a Fire if They can’t Hear the Smoke Alarm?

Deaf Awareness Month: Deaf Moms are Alerted to their Crying Babies by Vibrations and Flashing Lights.

It has never been easier for deaf moms to be alerted to their babies cry during the night than it is now.  Long ago deaf parents could only co-sleep with their babies, tie a string around their wrist to the baby’s wrist. 
Many deaf people rely on the flashing lights and vibrating bed shakers to alert them to the fire alarm, a phone call, the doorbell, the morning wake up alarm, as well as many other sounds.
The HomeAware signaling system is a complete alerting solution that has a babycry signaler available. Placed in the babies room this listens for the baby’s cries.  It has a sensitivity switch, so you can decide at what volume and intensity you want to be alerted to. … More Deaf Awareness Month: Deaf Moms are Alerted to their Crying Babies by Vibrations and Flashing Lights.