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Kidde's RemoteLync connects existing smoke alarms

Boot Camp feature for Monday, July 13, 2015

Bringing the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms you already own into the digital age.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Most homes and apartments are equipped with smoke alarms.   And unless you’ve upgraded to an Internet connected system, you won’t get notified if they go off when you aren’t home.   A new device called RemoteLync is designed to solve that problem.  Plug it in…connect it to the Internet via WiFi…and when it hears an alarm…it will notify you wherever you are.  Kidde’s Jon Hughes…

“What we wanted to do was take advantage of the situation where a lot of consumers already have smoke or carbon monoxide alarms installed in their house but are unable to understand if there was an event when they’re not home.”

The RemoteLync from Kidde installs easily…does not require a subscription fee and sells for under a hundred dollars.   The more expensive Amazon Echo, we should note, recently added the capability to listen for alarms as well.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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