We’re Back From Kenya!

We’re Back From Kenya!

From Our 10/2 Newsletter: Before we sent 1000 Halo One alarms to Nairobi last month, we performed rigorous testing for every possible hurdle we might face on the ground—assessing everything from the devices themselves to the conditions they'd be in.

test slum house

In particular, the materials popularly used to build homes in the slums presented our team with some unique challenges and, rather than troubleshooting on-site in Kenya, we built a mock-up shack with the same materials commonly used to build homes in Mukuru. After building the home, we outfitted it with a Halo One and ran extensive scenario tests using real world conditions like cooking smoke, kerosene lanterns, and the unintentional spread of a fire within the home. This helped us ensure that none of the materials would interfere with or impair Halo's performance. Because power and power sources in Mukuru are often unpredictable, our team also built a working solar panel that will keep Halo’s Haven Command Center running in the event of

After building the home, we outfitted it with a Halo One and ran extensive scenario tests using real world conditions like cooking smoke, kerosene lanterns, and the unintentional spread of a fire within the home. This helped us ensure that none of the materials would interfere with or impair Halo's performance. Because power and power sources in Mukuru are often unpredictable, our team also built a working solar panel that will keep Halo’s Haven Command Center running in the event of

This helped us ensure that none of the materials would interfere with or impair Halo's performance. Because power and power sources in Mukuru are often unpredictable, our team also built a working solar panel that will keep Halo’s Haven Command Center running in the event of an a power outage. We even wired the solar panel so it could be powered by a back-up car battery, in the event of prolonged rain. The command center is a key part of this program and is manned by a local Red Cross team, so it was important that we came up with a supplementary, back-up power source to ensure smooth running, no matter what the conditions. Finally, we tested ever Halo One individually to guarantee each one could be put to full use in Mukuru to help decrease fire damage and fatalities within the settlement. Thanks to our team's foresight and planning, we were able to maximize our efforts in Nairobi to do the most long-term good.

We even wired the solar panel so it could be powered by a back-up car battery, in the event of prolonged rain. The command center is a key part of this program and is manned by a local Red Cross team, so it was important that we came up with a supplementary, back-up power source to ensure smooth running, no matter what the conditions. Finally, we tested ever Halo One individually to guarantee each one could be put to full use in Mukuru to help decrease fire damage and fatalities within the settlement. Thanks to our team's foresight and planning, we were able to maximize our efforts in Nairobi to do the most long-term good.

Our team's attention to detail is emblematic of how we think at Halo Smart Labs—trying to anticipate problems and formulate solutions before the problems can even arise. We put this same attention to detail into everything we do, which is why all Halo devices are so loaded with innovative features.

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