Halo Now Ships Smart Smoke and CO Alarms to California

Halo Now Ships Smart Smoke and CO Alarms to California

April 2017

Halo Smart Labs recently completed the testing process to begin shipping smart smoke and CO alarms to the state of California. The testing process was extremely rigorous and required nearly twice as much testing as the traditional processes in order to certify the device as a smoke alarm. The ionization and photoelectric sensors were tested independently throughout the certification process. This means that each of the two sensors is capable of providing the protection you need for your home independently.

 

As a result of the testing and certification process, the California State Fire Marshall has established a new category of device to represent the Halo and Halo+ Smart Smoke Alarms: CATEGORY: 7264 -- SMOKE ALARM-COMBINATION SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE (PHOTOELECTRIC/IONIZATION). Halo Smart Labs is the only company to offer a device that offers photoelectric, ionization, and carbon monoxide detection in a single device.

With orders shipping to California, Halo Smart Labs now ships to all 50 states.

Halo At CE Week 2016

Halo At CE Week 2016
Starting today, NYC hosts CE Week – which organizers refer to as the Fashion Week for Tech – and it's a fun look at tech products like Halo rolling out this year. Xively put out this great article about Halo at CE Week. Xively's been hugely supportive throughout our process of creating the world's safest, smartest smoke alarms. Running on their Connected Product Management Platform, we've been able to:
  • Shorten Halo's time to market by implementing Xively directly into the initial product design
  • Inter-operate with 95% of existing smart-home platforms, delivering comprehensive customer service as a platform-agnostic device
  • Connect detectors and third-party data, allowing customers to be more proactive and aware of what’s happening in and around your home.
If you're heading to CE Weekly this week as well, come say hello! We'll be in the Altman Building at booth 240.

Working with Red Cross

Working with Red Cross

Last year, Halo Smart Labs began a collaboration project with the Red Cross, working in conjunction with them to help reduce the annual number of global fire deaths. This collaboration between the Red Cross & Halo led to the installation of 1,000 low-cost, smart sensors inside homes located in a densely-populated, informal settlement located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Read through the case study on our work with the Red Cross, Case Study_Halo Smart Labs & Red Cross