Don’t get us wrong, smoke alarms are very important to have in your home. But what good is a smoke alarm if you’re not home when a fire starts? That is why the FireText Smoke Alarm is so essential, so much so that we’d say you go and run out and replace your old smoke detector with it. That is because the FireText will send a text message to you if it detects smoke. It can actually send a message to up to four phone numbers at once. You can even personalize the message if you choose too.
The FireText system is actually GSM based, so all you have to do is plug in a SIM card for it to work. It’s also a stand alone device that works on batteries, so you don’t have to worry about it relying on electrical power. The Firetext Text Message Smoke Alarm retails for £89.99 ($144) at Firebox and comes with a two year warranty. Granted, this device does cost a lot more than your average smoke alarm, and you’ll also have to supply it with an active SIM card with service. But possibly saving your home from being burnt down? Well that is just priceless.