Vibration Alarm for Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Users
I need a device that in the event of a break in while I sleep, my security system could send a signal to a receiver that in turn activates a low power bed vibrator that would wake me. I can hear alerts quite well while awake and using cochlear implant devices, but when sleeping, I am totally deaf and could not hear the alarm even at 105dB.
I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for this modification. I think the 105dB Siren can serve as the basis for it. To my way of thinking, I suspect that disconnecting or removing the speaker to then connect speaker leads through a small transformer to a standard 3.5mm jack to receive a standard 3.5mm plug wired to the vibrator. Commonly available vibrators operate on 12 to 24 VDC at 0.25 A. I have a small transformer that is powered from a standard USB 5 V, 2 A power source that boosts voltage to drive a vibrator I use with a traveling alarm clock. The 105dB Siren operates on 6 VDC; so, I think the modification is feasible, but the battery may need more capacity.
SimpliSafe should offer a wireless signal device capable of activating a standard bed vibrator and better serve the deaf and hard of hearing There a SimpliSafe marketing opportunity here that could expand its alarm product offerings to interface with smoke, carbon monoxide, and high-water alarms with a bed vibrator and flashing lights that are signal devices of interest to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
To my knowledge no such capability integrated with a security alarm is available. Think about it.