Alarm Buddy is a simple mobile app designed to send smartly timed alerts to your phone reminding you to test your smoke alarm monthly. Using an iBeacon attached to your smoke alarm, the Alarm Buddy app installed on your smartphone seamlessly connects to the iBeacon when you get within five metres of the smoke alarm and sends you a reminder if it is time to test your alarm. This idea reframes the relationship between an individual and their smoke alarms, and re-casts the smoke alarm as a well meaning, humanised hero in the home. Alarm Buddy is due to launch later this year.
The unsung hero of the home.