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November 11, 2015 09:00 ET

Roost® 9V Smart Battery for Smoke and CO Alarms Now Shipping

Available Today at Amazon.com, GetRoost.com and at Select Major Retail

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2015) - Roost, an innovator in smart home technology, today announced the retail launch and availability of the unique Roost Smart Battery, which transforms existing smoke and CO alarms into smart alarms. The Roost Smart battery is available today for purchase at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com and GetRoost.com for $34.99 for a One-Pack and $64.99 for a Two-Pack. In addition, the Roost Smart Battery will be available at select Home Depot retail store locations across the U.S. starting this week.

The Roost Smart Battery addresses the frightening realities of fire damage and loss by helping improve the safety of your family and home in a simple, yet affordable way. Via its familiar 9V form factor, free mobile app and advanced Wi-Fi technology, the Roost Smart Battery leverages your existing smoke alarms through a simple retrofit. The Roost Smart Battery transforms existing smoke and CO alarms into smart alarms. Easy to install in less than five minutes, the Roost Smart Battery sends you notifications on your smartphone whenever your smoke alarm sounds, even while you are away. With five years of battery life, and advance warning, it also eliminates those annoying 3:00 a.m. low battery chirps!

In addition to its core functionality, the Roost Smart Battery offers a convenient snooze feature -- when you burn the morning toast, Roost lets you snooze battery-powered alarms for a few minutes. The Roost Smart Battery also features "Home Circle Monitoring," enabling trusted friends and family to receive notifications by inviting them to download the Roost app. This helps to provide further peace of mind, even when you're away on business or vacation.

The Roost Smart Battery was just selected as a "CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree" in the Smart Home product category. The CES Innovation Award is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. In addition, Time Inc.'s This Old House has named the Roost Smart Battery to its "2015 This Old House Top 100," a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. Each year, This Old House editors spend months scouting, testing, and culling countless new products for the home to identify the most distinctive, useful, and innovative.

"We are thrilled to announce volume shipments and immediate availability of the Roost Smart Battery. This is the culmination of a tremendous amount of design, research and engineering work on behalf of the entire Roost team," said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. "Not only do we solve a real world problem, but we are able to do so at a price point that makes the Roost Smart Battery one of the most affordable smart home products on the market today -- truly viable for broad mass market adoption."

About Roost
Roost is a technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Roost has developed a unique, patented connected platform that delivers the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable way for consumers to enter the smart home space. Roost's initial hardware solution, the Roost Smart Battery for smoke alarms, addresses a disruptive retrofit opportunity to transform any existing smoke alarm that uses a 9V battery into a smart smoke alarm. For more information, please visit www.getroost.com.

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