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October 26, 2016 09:00 ET

Smart Home Innovator Roost® Announces Shipment and Availability of Smart Smoke Alarms

New RSA-400 and RSA-200 Available Today at Lowes.com, Homedepot.com and GetRoost.com

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - Roost, an innovator in smart home technology, and creators of the innovative Roost Smart Battery, today announced a new and unique family of Roost Smart Smoke Alarms are now available. Marking Roost's entry into the smart smoke alarm market, the company's fire, carbon monoxide and natural gas alarms are now for sale at Lowes.com, Homedepot.com and GetRoost.com. With today's launch during October Fire Safety Month, Roost solidifies its position as the leader in affordable smart smoke alarm solutions.

Building upon the success of the award-winning Roost Smart Battery, which provides an affordable retrofit solution for the 350-million 9-volt smoke alarms currently installed in the U.S., Roost now brings consumers a suite of Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, including the RSA-400 and RSA-200 models. The RSA-400 is a smoke, fire, CO and natural gas detector with a $79.99 MSRP. The RSA-200 is a smoke and fire detector with a $59.99 MSRP. Both the RSA-400 and RSA-200 are 120-volt hard-wired alarms and include a Roost Smart Battery.

"As a leader in smart home technology, Roost's mission is to create easy and affordable ways for consumers to enter the smart home market. Our first major leap forward was the introduction of the Roost 9V Smart Battery, and the journey continues today with the availability of the new Roost Smart Smoke Alarms," said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. "Featuring enhanced sensor technology, the RSA-400 and RSA-200 further expand Roost's family of award-winning smart home safety products."

The new RSA-400 and RSA-200 are helping to alleviate the nightmare of fire damage and loss. With almost 500,000 home fires and more than 3,000 deaths in the U.S. alone in 2014, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), firefighters found missing or non-working batteries in the smoke alarms of more than 70% of the fires where deaths occurred. With Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, consumers effortlessly manage and monitor the battery continuously for 24/7 protection, proving further peace-of-mind for consumers and their loved ones.

The theme of this year's Fire Safety Week sponsored by NFPA is "Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." The Roost Smart Smoke Alarms are the perfect connected, affordable and simple-to-use solution for consumers to address this safety issue. The RSA-400 and RSA-200 deliver the ability for consumers to receive notifications on their smartphones whenever the alarm sounds, even if they are outside the home. Further, the Roost Smart Smoke Alarms eliminate those annoying 3:00 a.m. low-battery alarm "chirps" and will notify users weeks in advance when they need to replace the Roost Smart Battery. The Roost Smart Battery features an estimated five-year battery life and includes a simple snap-in replaceable battery pack that is available for $9.99.

To create the RSA-400 and RSA-200, Roost partnered with Universal Security Instruments, Inc. (USI), manufacturer of millions of smoke alarms for nearly 50-years. USI's unique and patented Universal Sensing Technology® significantly reduces the occurrence of nuisance alarms and more effectively detects both slow smoldering and fast flaming fire types.

About Roost
Roost is a technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Creators of the Roost Smart Battery and Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, Roost has developed a unique, patented connected platform that delivers the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable ways for consumers to enter the smart home space. For more information, please visit www.GetRoost.com.

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