Fire alarms are a great way to notify people in your home, but what if your smarthome could do even more during the minutes that really count? With Futurehome's fire alarm service your system will do everything it can to minimize the damage and assist with evacuation in the case of a fire. The system can automatically turn off all appliances in your home, unlock your door, turn on all lights, activate sirens and keep the water flowing even with water on the floor, to keep the fire hose from running out. The app will give all residents an overview of what rooms have reported fire, as well as your own pre-determined fire instructions.
Customize your system in the case of a fire alarm
You decide for yourself what your system should do in the case of a fire alarm. This includes:
- Door locks
The system is preset to turn all lights and sirens on, all appliances and heating devices off, and unlock all doors.
If you make any changes to the fire alarm service it is advised to test the fire alarm to verify that everything works as intended. To test the system, go to "settings → alarm → test alarm → start". Remember that when testing the fire alarm service, all sirens will turn on unless you have changed them to not do so (Fibaro sirens do not support testing through app).
After testing the system you have to manually turn on all lights, appliances, locks and heating devices. If you have thermostats you have to physically turn them on by holding the middle button or going the device in the app and change thermostat mode to "Heating".
In the case of a real fire, the fire alarm notification will cover the entire screen in the app. You can either confirm or disable by pressing their respective buttons. If someone confirms the alarm, all other residents can see in the timeline that it is confirmed. The timeline will also list all relevant events such as high temperature, fire detected in other rooms, windows and doors that are opened, movement detected, door locks etc.
If you press "False alarm" and a detector continues to detect smoke, the fire alarm will reappear. If you have version 40 or newer of Futurehome's SDCO smoke detector, you can deactivate it for 5 minutes by pressing and holding the button on the face of the detector.
Push notifications for fire alarm is activated as standard. It is only the owner of a site that can deactivate the fire alarm service, but every resident can choose to not receive push notifications in the event of a fire alarm. This can be done in the notifications settings.