Time is of the absolute essence when dealing with a fire or smoke event, and the launch of PDL by Schneider Electric’s Wiser Lithium Battery Smart Smoke Alarm in November means added peace of mind with the extra protection layer of push notifications.

Sent upon the detection of smoke from the Wiser by SE app, notifications mean people can be alerted even while away from their home so they can take action. The app also provides confidence allowing people to check their alarm is online, has a good battery level and be able to set optional test reminders.

According to NZ Fire & Emergency, in 2020/21, there were 142 avoidable residential fire fatalities, of which three were in homes where there was no working smoke alarm. In the previous year, there were 11 avoidable residential fire fatalities, of which two were in homes where there was no working smoke alarm.

The Wiser Smart Smoke Alarms can be used alone, interconnected wirelessly with other Wiser smoke alarms or as part of a PDL Wiser smart home system. The alarm has many intelligent features, meeting the increasing demand for technical capability in the home. For tech-savvy customers and those who want a sure sense of safety and reliability, Wiser Smoke alarms can be integrated with other elements in the home for an enhanced warning procedure.

Wiser Automations can be programmed to trigger lights and illuminate a path to the doorway at night if smoke is detected, helping to ensure maximum time for an escape to safety and property protection. The new dual spectrum photoelectric smoke-sensing technology helps to mitigate false alarms for added confidence.

The Wiser Smoke Alarm has already been recognised globally as a red dot winner of the 2022 iF Design Awards, which acknowledges excellent design around the world. Every year, an international jury panel of 100 experts honours achievements in products, packaging, communication and service design.