Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Dennis Derickson


Smoke Detectors/Alarms save the lives of over sixty percent of people each year in the United States. Most of the existing homes are still fitted with the normal smoke detectors either running out of the 120V ac wiring or out of a 9V dc battery. These alarms are perfectly fine to alert residents if there is a fire while they are home. But for people who are away from home when a fire occurs, it would be nice if they could be alerted automatically of such an occurrence and therefore be able to act upon the event by either calling the fire department, police or a neighbor to check on their house. With this in mind, the idea to build a smoke detector/alarm system that could alert a homeowner while he is away from home came about. This system is a wireless smoke detector/alarm system that will make an automatic phone call via POTS if an alarm is triggered by smoke from a fire. Upon smoke detection, the alarm will communicate the event to an Access Point wirelessly which in turn will trigger an auto dialer with preprogrammed phone numbers and a message to automatically call each of the numbers and relay the preprogrammed phone message.