iPhone Fire Alarm

moonman239

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I just thought of this after hearing about some guy wanting Apple to put a chip in that listens for the sound of a fire alarm. What if the iPhone was instead equipped with a photoelectric light sensor?
 

jaynone

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Uhhh, it does have a light sensor.

I don't know what that would accomplish, or why I would want this. I wouldnt want my iPhone calling the fire department if the smoke alarm in my kitchen goes off, if that is the idea behind this :confused:
 

verwon

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Uhhh, it does have a light sensor.

I don't know what that would accomplish, or why I would want this. I wouldnt want my iPhone calling the fire department if the smoke alarm in my kitchen goes off, if that is the idea behind this :confused:
I'm picturing smokers setting it off, steamy showers....
 

verwon

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Why would those set it off if they don't set off regular smoke detectors?
Ha! I had a place in MD with a built in one and anything set it off.

Every time I complained they'd tell me it wouldn't go off like that...
 

jaynone

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Why would those set it off if they don't set off regular smoke detectors?
they can depending on the location of the alarm.

Either way its a clunky, kitschy, unnecessary feature that apple would never include.
 

moonman239

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I wouldnt want my iPhone calling the fire department if the smoke alarm in my kitchen goes off, if that is the idea behind this :confused:
Nowadays, there are kitchen smoke alarms that use photoelectric light sensors to reduce the number of false alarms.