Smoke detectors save lives. Especially when people are sleeping, it is mostly too late, when they notice that the home is on fire and their life is in danger. The warning signal of the smoke detector wakes them up and warns "Your home is on fire, now save at least your life". The contribution of smoke detectors against property damage is secondary though: Neither do they call the fire department nor do the actively contribute to firefighting.
But isn’t it more important to let a fire not even occur?
Why can’t we use latest technology to warn of fire before it occurs, to not only preserve the lives of people itself, but also the valuable furnishings, the home, the apartment ? Or even better, not only to warn against fire, but to actively prevent an upcoming fire.
Experts from the German company Gorilla Electronics GmbH want to break the mould, so that fewer people die from house fires and that less homes are destroyed by fire.
To reach this, advanced sensors and latest analysis software are used, combined with clever engineering to make the products affordable for everyone. The Gorilla products cannot give a guarantee against fire, but they reduce the risk of fire significantly.
The statistics say that twice as many fires occur during the day than over night.
Evaluating the places where fire breaks out shows the kitchen as frontrunner.
Within the kitchen the stove-fire is by far the most frequent threat to the life of the home-residents.
A search for the reasons behind the stove fire results in the following three main reasons: