In an effort to detect remote fires before they get out of control, these smart birdhouses can send out a forest fire warning to the local fire department. The wildlife-friendly birdhouse alarm was developed by Spanish insurance firm Generali in collaboration with Ogilvy and Mathers designers.
The home for birds incorporates lots of technology within a waterproof box, including a 3G sim card, Arduino and GPS locater. The tiny house essentially doubles as a smoke alarm that connects to the Internet for forest fire warning purposes. In addition to being weather-proof ,the contraption is also bird-proof. Powered by solar panels, the nature-coexisting smoke sensor could make a big difference in stopping fires faster.
The birdhouses are currently being tested in Spain.