How much crazier can the app world get or should we say how much smarter? Now, we have a smartphone app by Fire Sonar Technologies that does everything except put out the fire and a key chain fob that calls emergency services even before you can think of doing so.
Both these new personal security products have been designed in order to provide that extra bit of security when there's a fire. The Fire Sonar app currently comes in an iPhone version, with an Android (News - Alert) version due out shortly.
Oftentimes, it happens that a fire starts only when you are fast asleep, and before you actually realize that something terrible is happening, the room is filled with smoke, and you groggily awake to find everything burning merrily with everyone in the house coughing and choking.
However, Fire Sonar's smartphone app is not going to let that happen anymore. The smartphone transforms itself into heat sensors, which detect the change in temperature and sets off an alarm, putting an end to those blissful dreams that you were having. It's also set up to automatically contact the local police and fire department and even gives them the GPS coordinates.
As an additional precaution, the app can also alert neighbors or business associates and help route your escape out of the building. But probably even before you are really out of bed and trying to get the others out of theirs, the fire brigade will be at your door.
The company’s Pro-Tech Model 45 key chain fob is even better. It has two built-in buttons that can be programmed to ensure that emergency services are alerted not only when there's a fire, but also when personal security is threatened.
It also has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, so if you're in a closed car with carbon monoxide building up, this is one gadget that could come in very handy. In addition it can also record critical details that may help identify what caused the fire. A modified version can even keep track of pets, so you'll know where to find your dog the next time it's missing.
The app world is indeed getting stronger and stranger, what will we have next, an app that will even put out the fire without you realizing there's been one? Why not? The way things are going, that may well be on the cards.
No smoke without a fire or should we say, no fire without a smartphone app.
Edited by Ryan Sartor