I’m looking for home integration products for the Deaf. A huge problem we have involves smoke alarms, doorbells, and phones. Every Deaf person has this need.
My SmartThings kit is on the way. It looks like a fantastic platform.
In my initial searches I have seen some things that might be useful, but I have not narrowed it down yet.
For alerting devices we need a bright strobe. Everything seems to emphasize sirens – not needed. A small LED lightbulb that could be mounted in small fixtures and placed around the house would serve the purpose.
Another alerting device is a bed shaker. This is just a 12 V version of the vibrating thing in smart phones. You can buy 12 volt bed shakers that plug-in with RCA connectors. All that is needed is an outlet that plugs into the wall, interfaces with smart stuff, and provides a 12 volt triggered output. I haven’t seen these available.
For sensors, something that detects sound, like the phone ringing would be useful. A momentary doorbell switch that could trigger the flashers would be useful. I have seen the ZSmoke smoke alarms. Those look perfect.
Can anyone point me in the right direction or offer some additional information?