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A smarter smoke, CO & gas alarm from Roost

Techstination feature for Friday, November 11, 2016

A smarter smoke alarm.   I’m Fred Fishkin with BootCamp, your Techstination for gadgets and gear.    Roost is a start up that’s been making a name for itself through it’s smart nine volt batteries that can make just about any smoke detector in the home smarter.  It connects to the Wi-Fi in your home and can alert you…as well as anyone else you designate…in the event the alarm goes off.   Now the company is pairing that battery with a smoke detector designed to replace an existing wired alarm.   There are two models.  CEO and co-founder Roel Peeters…

“It’s a smart smoke and fire alarm, the RSA 200.  The RSA 400 actually has four different sensors.  It’s a smart smoke, fire, CO and natural gas detector.”

With the top of the line model featuring CO and natural gas detection as well priced at about eighty dollars.  The connected battery pack is designed to last for five years.  There’s more at GetRoost.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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