Strobe Light Component for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
My name is Sergio Vergara, a firefighter currently serving as the Fire and Life Safety Educator for the Batesville Fire Department, Batesville, MS. Since 2019, I've been a satisfied user of the Gen3 Simplisafe System, and I am enthusiastic about Simplisafe's potential for continued growth.
As a Fire and Life Safety Educator, my role involves recommending products and best practices to our community members aimed at promoting their safety. The industry standard finds interconnected detection devices, such as smoke alarms, particularly vital in this respect. The integration of interconnectivity and monitoring in Simplisafe offerings is a feature I deeply appreciate.
Based on my experience and knowledge, I'd like to propose a few product enhancements, particularly around accommodating individuals with hearing impairments.
Simplisafe Strobe Light
The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that approximately 47 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. These individuals cannot solely rely on the life-saving sound of a smoke alarm. Many companies have introduced smoke alarms that incorporate a strobe light. Including such a device in the Simplisafe product line would greatly expand its reach to these high-risk populations.
The interconnectivity of these devices is crucial for their effectiveness, and I sincerely urge Simplisafe to consider their inclusion in the product range. Simplisafe's ability to wirelessly interconnect devices provides homeowners with the possibility of integrating them into their homes without requiring extensive electrical work. I believe these additions will serve to strengthen Simplisafe's reputation as a leading provider of home safety solutions.