TUTORIAL - Keep Your Workshop Safe With a DIY WiFi Smoke Detector

Check out the Proto G's WiFi Smoke Detector tutorial, and read the comments below it for discussions of other sensors/detection criteria that might apply to your specific workshop needs:

This is a simple WiFI Smoke Detector that texts me when it senses smoke. I made this for my battery storage area in case of a lithium polymer fire. I still have all of my regular smoke detectors installed and I don't suggest relying only on this, but rather as an extra layer of protection. If I had a house I would install a proper fire alarm system that calls the fire department, but I live in a small apartment so I can't. I can set this one to email and call the local fire department as well(local laws apply). In my county it is allowed as long as you register it with the fire department. Either way, I would rather call the fire department myself when I receive multiple texts.

This solution is much better than only using regular smoke detectors. If something happens while I'm a work, the whole place will burn down. Accidents happen, and when you live in an apartment complex, any one of your neighbors could cause a fire. I live a mile from work so if I receive a text, lives could potentially be saved....

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