Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm device having a video camera

The present invention relates to a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system including a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm device and a base unit connected to the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm device through at least one of wire connection or wireless connection. The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm device can include a control circuit configured to receive an input signal and transmit an alarm signal; a first sensor coupled to the control circuit, the first sensor being configured to generate the input signal upon detecting smoke; a second sensor coupled to the control circuit, the second sensor being configured to generate the input signal upon detecting carbon monoxide; and a camera coupled to the control circuit, the camera being configured to be activated by the control circuit when the alarm signal is transmitted to an alarm. The base unit can include a cellular transceiver configured to transmit images captured by the camera to a pre-determined remote station.

Author: Kim, Ki-Il ;Full Source: Applied 2010/823,110, 10pp. (England) ;