Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm System

The invention is a smoke/carbon monoxide detector with an integral strobe light and motion detection.

  • Battery or 120V AC Operated
  • High Intensity Flashing Light
  • Wall or Ceiling Mounted
  • Flashing Light Identifies Fire Location
  • Effective For the Hearing Impaired
  • Audible Alarm


Utility Patent #8,659,416

Story Behind the Invention

Inventor Victor M. Higgins of Ovid, MI has developed a means by which the hearing impaired can be alerted in the case of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.

Due to the fact that people tend to place a high value on their property and personal safety, the marketplace has responded with a variety of products that are intended to protect ones life and property. Perhaps the most common of these products is the smoke alarm, with the carbon monoxide detector a close second. Such devices do an excellent job alerting building or home residents to the possibility of a fire or other dangerous condition. However, such alerts are dangerous for those who are deaf or hard of hearing since they are usually audible alerts. Additionally, the high-pitched noise of such alarms makes it difficult to determine where the alarm is coming from. Inventor Higgins has created an alternative alarm style to eliminate these issues.

This clever new invention has an audible alarm and a high intensity flashing light that is effective for alarming the hearing impaired. The flashing light also helps fire fighters to more quickly identify the fire location. The invention is battery or 120V AC operated and can be either wall or ceiling mounted. The use of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm System provides a means of quickly notifying individuals in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide event, regardless of their ability to hear.

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