Kidde RemoteLync Monitor Offers Homeowners Simple, Smart Connectivity

May 11, 2015

It’s now simpler than ever to know about a potential emergency at home – regardless of where you are. Kidde Fire Safety, the company that millions of U.S. consumers rely on for fire safety products, now offers the RemoteLync Monitor nationwide exclusively at The Home Depot. The listening device alerts consumers when they are away from home to a potential fire or carbon monoxide (CO) risk via a free iOS- or Android-compatible app, text, or email. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Designed as a user-friendly way to support a “connected home,” the RemoteLync Monitor does not require additional products, hubs or monthly fees to function. It simply plugs into a single outlet, listens for the unique beeping pattern of existing smoke or CO alarms, and uses a home’s existing wireless Internet connection to contact homeowners if an alarm sounds. 

“A March 2015 report from Business Insider Intelligence indicates that connected devices in safety and security are some of the most sought after by consumers,” said Chris Rovenstine, vice president of sales and marketing, Kidde. “Kidde is known for using innovation to address real issues regarding home safety and has been trusted by consumers for nearly 100 years. We believe that ‘smart’ solutions must be simple and above all else, reliable. The RemoteLync Monitor enables consumers to remain in control. They decide who needs to be notified of the risk detected and can feel secure knowing they have a simpler way to stay connected when they are away.”

Kidde’s RemoteLync Monitor is ideal for a primary residence, vacation home or rental property. It uses patented technology to distinguish smoke and CO alarm warnings from background noise, reducing potential nuisance alerts. When triggered, the monitor sends an alert to the homeowner and anyone who has been designated to receive automatic messages. Once the homeowner receives the alert, there is an option to call 911 directly, temporarily hush the warning, or call a contact in their network. 

Highlights of the RemoteLync Monitor: 

Connectivity – listens for existing UL- approved smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 24/7 and notifies the homeowner via a mobile app, using the home’s existing wireless Internet connection

Full Home Coverage – one device is designed to cover the average-sized U.S. home (approximately 2,000 sq. ft.); can cover any size home with hardwired, interconnected alarms so when one alarm sounds, they all sound

Plug and Play – plugs into a single wall outlet; voice prompts and a user-friendly app interface make set up easy

No Extra Costs or Subscriptions – no need to purchase additional products and no monthly fees; the app is free

The RemoteLync Monitor costs $99 and is available on HomeDepot.com and nationwide in The Home Depot stores. For more information about the RemoteLync Monitor, visit remotelync.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.