Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Intelligent Smoke Detector

The smoke alarm has been around for... a long time (look it up). Nearly every product comes with an expanded spectrum of functionality. Why then does a product as synonymous with safety as the smoke alarm not allow for the determination of the nature of the smoke(grease and chemical fires do require different techniques to be extinguished). This would be a relatively simple matter of incorporating some sort of filter or other analyzer. While they are at it, it would be nice if this next generation design would allow me to fry chicken or take a hot shower for more than 10 minutes without setting off the alarm in my apartment.

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