Great story that demonstrates even “self-monitoring” (i.e., smart phone alerts) are very valuable and can save a home from fire.
This residence used Iris (Lowes), but hopefully a SmartThings alert would be as timely.
Rick Spiker, of 507 North Camp Run Road in the Fombell area of Franklin Township, was at work just before 11 a.m. Wednesday when he received a cell phone text that was literally alarming — sent by his “smart home” alarm system to say that his smoke alarm was going off.
After he got the text, Spiker contacted a relative to check on the home and called 911. As a result, damage to the home was minimal, said Franklin Township Frisco fire Capt. John Battaglia.
A First Alert Z-Wave Smoke Alarm is in my Amazon shopping cart right now!