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Sensors 2015, 15(8), 20717-20729;

Low Power Wireless Smoke Alarm System in Home Fires

OnTech Security LLC, C/Hispano Aviación, 7-9, 41300 La Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain
Department Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems, and Automatics, University of Huelva, Ctra Huelva, La Rábida, s/n, 21819 Huelva, Spain
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Academic Editor: Ingolf Willms
Received: 28 April 2015 / Revised: 24 July 2015 / Accepted: 17 August 2015 / Published: 21 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Fire Detection)
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A novel sensing device for fire detection in domestic environments is presented. The fire detector uses a combination of several sensors that not only detect smoke, but discriminate between different types of smoke. This feature avoids false alarms and warns of different situations. Power consumption is optimized both in terms of hardware and software, providing a high degree of autonomy of almost five years. Data gathered from the device are transmitted through a wireless communication to a base station. The low cost and compact design provides wide application prospects. View Full-Text
Keywords: fire detector; smoke sensor; wireless sensor network; low power consumption fire detector; smoke sensor; wireless sensor network; low power consumption

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Luis, J.A.; Galán, J.A.G.; Espigado, J.A. Low Power Wireless Smoke Alarm System in Home Fires. Sensors 2015, 15, 20717-20729.

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