Why most smoke alarms are not pet friendly
Smoke alarms save lives. There's no doubt about it. But I think the majority of smoke alarms made today are poorly designed for people who have pets, for three reasons.
1. False alarms scare the daylights out of most pets
You know the scenario. You burned some toast and the alarm goes off. As you run for the broom, the dog runs for the hills.
2. When a battery runs low, most smoke alarms trigger high frequency chirps that scare many pets.
Since most smoke alarms only have one speaker, they use that speaker for the alarm... and to let you know the battery is weak. That short chirp scares my dogs so much I spend the next 20 minutes trying to find them as they hide under the beds, in closets and behind the washing... [More]
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