12 Jul '11, 3pm
Eureka Moment: A Text Messaging Smoke Detector
Each year I would go and visit family in South Africa and when arriving back I would always have the fear that our house had burnt down through an electrical fault. This fear was elevated when we moved to a new town and bought a house in need of serious renovation. So one year after we had arrived back I decided to fit a smoke alarm. Whilst fitting it I had my eureka moment. I realised that this still wouldn't ease my fears. As the house had concrete ceilings I couldn't get an electrical cable to the smoke alarm which then lead me to look for a battery powered smoke alarm with SMS capability.