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Roost

June 24, 2015 09:00 ET

Roost® Smart Battery Unveiled and Available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - Roost, an innovator in smart home technology, today announced Amazon.com as the first retailer to offer the Roost Smart Battery for smoke alarms. At CE Week 2015 in New York, Roost (booth# IZ837) is also, for the first time, unveiling its new industrial design, final pricing and product specifications of the patented Roost Smart Battery. Designed in a familiar 9V form, the Roost Smart Battery uniquely transforms your existing smoke or CO alarm into a smart alarm. It not only eliminates the annoying 3:00 a.m. chirps but also sends you alarm notifications on your smartphone when you are not at home!

"We have been working hard to design a product that leverages your existing infrastructure -- making your existing devices smart through a simple retrofit," said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. "With the Roost Smart Battery, we address a real problem and improve the safety of your family and your home in a simple, yet affordable way. Amazon.com is an ideal retail partner who understands our mission and enables anyone and everyone an early opportunity to own a Roost Smart Battery."

What is the Roost Smart Battery?
Inexpensive and easy to use, the patented Roost Smart Battery, and free mobile app, transforms your existing 9V smoke and CO alarms into smart alarms.

  • DIY monitoring -- receive notifications on your smartphone whenever your smoke or CO alarm sounds. Especially beneficial when you are away from home.
  • Eliminate those pesky 3:00 a.m. low battery chirps from your old smoke alarm battery. Roost will notify you before the chirping ever begins.

What does the Roost Smart Battery Look Like?

  • Familiar 9V battery form factor to replace your existing battery.
  • Lasts for over five years in typical smoke alarms (Five times longer than a traditional 9V alkaline battery).
  • Two-piece industrial design: Removable battery supplies an additional five years of functionality with replacement battery pack (sold separately).

How does the Roost Smart Battery Work?

  • Easy to install in less than five minutes.
    • Download the iOS or Android Roost app.
    • Assign a name and location to each smoke alarm.
    • Connect Smart Battery to your home Wi-Fi
    • Insert the battery into the selected smoke alarm.
  • Free mobile app enables 24/7 self-monitoring via smartphone notifications. 
  • Convenient snooze feature: When you burn the morning toast, Roost lets you snooze the alarm of battery-powered alarms for a few minutes.
  • Home Circle Monitoring: Enable trusted friends and family to receive notifications by inviting them to download the Roost app. Peace of mind, even when away on vacation.

What is the Roost Smart Battery pricing and availability?

About Roost
Roost is a technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Roost has developed a unique, patent-pending 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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