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From Hybrid Fire Safety Gear to Feathered Fire Alarms

By: Michael Hines - Published: Oct 17, 2013
Traditional smoke alarms are on the way out, at least that's what these lifesaving smoke detector designs seem to suggest. Designers have recently begun giving the traditional smoke alarm a makeover, making it more effective at both detecting smoke and relaying the message of danger.

There are now smoke detectors that can be programmed with your iPhone and smartphone docking stations that also function as smoke alarms. Additionally, there are new types of smoke alarms, such as wallpaper that warns of smoke and smoke detectors that release the scent of wasabi into the air when triggered. These lifesaving smoke detector designs are also more stylish than past designs. No longer will that round disc on the ceiling be an eyesore every time it goes off.