On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a question on our Voicemail hotline from Sam. Given all of the recent Matter news, Sam is wondering if there are any smoke detectors that support Matter right now. It's a good question because … [Read more...]
What smoke alarm systems can send phone notifications?
On a recent IoT Podcast episode, we took a question from Ryan on our Voicemail hotline. Ryan wants to get notifications from smart smoke alarms on his farm. He looked into these a few years back but only found limited options. So he wants to know … [Read more...]
Podcast: Why Resideo’s First Alert buy makes sense
On this week's show, we talk about the Resideo purchase of smoke detector company First Alert for $593 million and why it makes sense. Then we focus on connectivity with an update on the Sigfox receivership and a look at the annual report from the … [Read more...]
Which smart smoke detectors are good choices for you?
In our most recent IoT Podcast, Duncan called in to the voicemail hotline with a question about smart smoke detectors. He's wondering which connected detectors we would recommend. To be honest, this is an easy question. That's mainly because there … [Read more...]
First Alert’s Onelink Safe & Sound can do it all — for a price
When Nest launched its connected smoke detector back in 2013 with a fire truck and a $129 price tag I scoffed. Given that most homes now require half a dozen or more smoke detectors to comply with building codes, the price seemed too high for … [Read more...]