Give Your Home Superpowers with Leeo.
I’ve been working very diligently the past couple of years at upgrading systems in our home to be ‘smart’. It’s a long, painstaking process, but in the end, I feel as though it’s worth it. One system I really feel that needs upgrading in most homes is the smoke/carbon monoxide system. Based off of a consumer product survey done in 2004-2005, up to 97% of the surveyed homes in the U.S. had at least one smoke detector. Based off of that survey, an approximate 5 million households did not have any alarms or detectors.
When we purchased our house a few years ago, there was one centrally located smoke detector installed. It was a simple, no fuss detector that worked, but didn’t have any bells or whistles. Not too long after that, I installed the Nest Protect Smoke + Carbon Monoxide detector. If you’ve not had the experience of trying one out, you mainly just need to know that it talks directly to your smartphone and alerts you when there is smoke or carbon dioxide present in its localized area of your home. It’s a great innovation in fire safety for the home. As great as this device is, at $99 per unit, it is a bit cost-prohibitive to put these detectors throughout your home. Fortunately, there is another smart device that works directly with any other smoke detectors you already have.
The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight is a device that helps your home become smarter. One Leeo Smart Alert can listen for all of your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with no monthly fees. If Leeo hears an alarm in your home, it will send an alarm through the Leeo app on your smartphone. This app also lets you dial 911 if you determine that help is needed from your alarms. In addition to that feature, if you aren’t available, the Leeo app will alert backup contacts that you set-up.
I set-up my Leeo, which only took a few moments, and tested it by setting off the different smoke alarms I have around the house, including the aforementioned Nest Protect. Each time Leeo heard the alarms and notified me via the app. This is a big innovation in home fire safety. Why you might ask? Because very simply, a Leeo turns all your ten dollar smoke and carbon monoxide alarms into home automation devices without paying a high price or without buying new equipment. We have the Leeo plugged in in our Living Room and it can hear the smoke alarm in the hallway and our front entryway with no problems.
In addition to its fire safety functions, Leeo also reports on your home’s humidity and temperature. Plus, it features a colorful, bright nightlight. As I mentioned, ours is located in our living room. This is great because the nightlight illuminates the entire room and makes it very easy to cross through the room to our kitchen without having to turn on unnecessary lights.