Roost Smart WiFi Battery for Smoke Alarms 2020 Detailed Review.
Roost Smart WiFi Battery for Smoke Alarms: You must know the status of your smoke alarm. In case you were unware, it was reported by The US National Fire Protection Association in 2014 that 60% of home fire deaths occur where no working smoke detector was in place. That’s not all.
Those are just the odds of survival. We’re not even counting all of the house fires that could have been prevented by an effective smoke alarm. The cause of this might shock you.
Many smoke detectors work just fine. In fact, if the batteries were active in a lot of the smoke detectors that had been in place, there would have been many fewer fires and deaths. The Roost Smart Battery is the best solution you can have.
Smart Measures to Keep You Alert
Of course, a solution like this must be simple. In an emergency situation, you don’t have a moment to waste and you certainly want something you can rely on. Roost is just that.
There are a lot of things that make Roost so secure. First of all, it will alert when it happens to be low in charge so that you can take the appropriate action. Here’s how it works.
Using the Roost smartphone app, it’ll send you a notification right away so you know about it even if you’re not at home. Do away with annoying beeps at four in the morning. With Roost, you can have low battery alerts easily, but there are also emergency alerts. Let me explain.
The Roost app allows you to create a network of friends and family. If there is an emergency alarm, it’ll sent an alert to your selected network, keeping your home as safe as possible.
By necessity, the Roost Smart Battery’s shape hasn’t changed from its original version; it’s the size of a 9-volt battery, but a small speaker is built into it.
The bottom end, where the smarts are housed, is removable. The Roost should be able to fit into any smoke detector that uses a 9-volt battery.
The biggest change between Roost’s first- and second-generation smart battery is that the company simplified the setup process. Previously, the battery would emit a series of beeps and squeals, which would be picked up by the Roost smartphone app, as part of the configuration process.
Now, after launching the app, you merely have to connect to the battery’s Wi-Fi, and then connect the battery to your home Wi-Fi network; that approach is similar to those found with most other smart home devices, such as smart plugs.
As it’s only a battery, the Roost can’t detect smoke or carbon monoxide. Rather, it sends you an alert when the detector in which you’ve installed the battery sounds an alarm. So, you’ll want to make sure that whatever detector you’re using is up to date and capable of picking up smoke, fire and carbon monoxide.
One of the reasons that the Nest Protect is our favorite smart smoke detector is that its photoelectric sensors can detect both smoldering and fast-burning fires, as well as carbon monoxide.
Roost Simplified The Setup Process For The Company’s Second-Gen Smart Battery.
After installing the Roost into a smoke detector, I then pressed the test button on the detector. A second or two after the test alarm went off, I received an alert on my smartphone from the Roost app, which gave me the option to snooze the alarm. That’s roughly the same amount of time as Nest’s app took to alert me.
Roost’s integration with other smart home systems is fairly limited. You can connect it to other devices only via IFTTT; by comparison, the Nest Protect can directly connect to a host of smart home devices.
We’ve already ordered our Roost Smart WiFi Battery, we’re that excited about it. We review and research new and upcoming products all the time and we must say, the thought and technology that went into the creation and inception of this battery is apparent. It could prove to be a real lifesaver in the future and you know what they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry!