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FIRE magazine: When changing behaviour is not enough

We are looking for the next big thing. What can we do next to make a big difference to fire statistics? We spent ten years getting to a point where fire safer cigarettes were on the shelves. We put smoke alarms in peoples’ homes; we changed the fabric on our furniture; and we keep telling people about...

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Newer homes and furniture burn faster

Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today it's down to three or four minutes. The reason: Newer homes and the furniture inside them actually burn faster. A lot faster. To demonstrate, Rossen Reports went to Underwriters Laboratories in Chicago, where two rooms were...

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Cooking Is The Number One Cause of Home Fires; Innohome Wants To Change That

If a house catches fire, there’s a good chance the culprit is a cooking device. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly half of all home structure fires – 46% – are started by some type of cooking equipment, and while more people die from fires started from cigarettes (stop smoking in bed...

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Stove Guard - keeping vulnerable and elderly tenants safe from cooking fires

Cooking fires can be completely prevented with the award-winning Innohome Stove Guard from Unicook, the only product in the UK proven to effectively and reliably prevent cooking fires from starting in the first place. Vulnerable and elderly people are at a higher risk when it comes to cooking fires. Unattended cooking, distractions, restricted mobility and those with complex needs contribute....

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Discovery Channel to feature Innohome Stove Guard

Jupiter, FL— Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. announced today that they will feature Innohome Oy, in an upcoming episode, airing second quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. Over half of all household fires start in the kitchen. A significant number of these could be prevented....

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FIRE magazine: The evolution of the smart kitchen with Innohome

It is nothing new to the Fire and Rescue Service that kitchen fires are number one in the list of fires in the home. A quick search on Twitter will reveal lurid pictures of burnt out kitchens serving as warnings to those in search of a late night snack after an evening in the pub. And it is true the numbers have gone down...

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Which? magazine: Stay safe from home hazards

Your home is your haven – but it’s also the place where the most accidents happen, resulting in more than 5,000 deaths annually and 2.7 million visits to Accident & Emergency. Children under five and people over 65 (particularly 75 plus) are most likely to have an accident at home. You’ve told us that cold-calling telephone scams, intruders and bogus callers...

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Finnish Companies Riding the Tech Wave in Las Vegas

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held on January 5 - 8 in Las Vegas. This year some of the highlights included future transportation, digital health and internet of things. Over 40 Finnish consumer technology companies attended the event. What is CES? The largest consumer electronics fair in...

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Innohome Stove Guard arriving to Ireland

The Innohome Stove Guard is a fire safety device for kitchen areas that identifies dangerously high temperature and a steep temperature rise. It responds to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and always turns the cooker off in a risk situation. It also identifies if the cooker is accidentally left on and switches...

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FIRE magazine: Excellence in Fire and Emergency Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards – the celebration of innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships and technology in the fire and emergency services. FIRE magazine publisher Pavilion Publishing, in association with Babcock, would like to...

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Assistive Technology Practitioner: Cooker Safety in the Kitchen

Welcome to the latest issue of Assistive Technology Practitioner, exclusively for members of the Healthcare and Assistive Technology Society. When we met in London this week, it was a pleasure to report to the Advisory Board that we are getting closer to offering membership of a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accredited...

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makeuseof.com: 8 Devices To Keep Elderly Relatives Safe at Home

Knowing that an elderly friend or relative is at home alone can be extremely worrying. Luckily, there are plenty of gadgets that are easily installed to help with this. These will help improve the safety of their property, and allow you to receive an alert when something isn’t right. In short, your mind will be more at ease, and your elderly relative will be safer in their home. Some of the devices below...

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FIRE magazine: Excellence in Award Winners enjoy further success

Innohome, winners of FIRE magazine’s Excellence in Fire and Emergency Award for Innovation 2014, has enjoyed further successes with its Stove Guard system installed in university halls of residence. Unicook’s Peter Holland reports. In 2013, 750 cooking related fires were reported in UK halls of residences, not to mention false alarms and unnecessary call-outs to fire services. Stove Guard...

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