iPhone Fire Alarm

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  2. jaynone macrumors member

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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:
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I'm picturing smokers setting it off, steamy showers....
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Why would those set it off if they don't set off regular smoke detectors?
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    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...
     
  6. jaynone macrumors member

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    they can depending on the location of the alarm.

    Either way its a clunky, kitschy, unnecessary feature that apple would never include.
     
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  8. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nowadays, there are kitchen smoke alarms that use photoelectric light sensors to reduce the number of false alarms.
     

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