First-of-its-Kind Ornament Designed to Effectively Detect Fires Before They Spread

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Safer Alarms™ announced the nationwide launch of the most innovative Christmas tree essential on the market: an ornament that detects potential tree fires. Unlike a basic smoke detector, the Safer Christmas Tree Alarm looks like an ornament, but is designed to detect fire risk at the source. It is compact and hides directly in the tree. Upon detection of a fire the ornament sensor instantly sends a signal to their remote alarm, placed in a safe location.  

Every year U.S. firefighters respond to roughly 200 Christmas tree fires. They are some of the deadliest in the home, resulting in one death per 32 occurrences on average, compared to one death per 143 home fires.

“There is no fire alarm system that alerts faster and detects at closer proximity, all while eliminating an increase in nuisance alarms. Simply put; faster detection is safer detection,” said Marc Toland, Safer Alarms Founder and CEO.

Toland founded Safer Alarms after three girls and their grandparents tragically died in a horrific Christmas morning fire. Toland and his family lived down the street. Toland is now on a personal crusade to raise awareness to fire safety and bring lifesaving products to market.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/J0GKgfCdk1U

Why It’s Better

Smoke detectors have been around for decades and are in almost every home and office, but their placement, usually in the middle of a ceiling in a hallway, makes them less than ideal.  The reality is, by the time you hear your smoke alarm go off, it may be too late to do anything about it.

How It Works

Safer Alarms transforms the fire safety industry with its temperature heat sensors, placed at the source of common fires.

Patent pending technology recognizes when temperature hits “danger zone” (150 degrees F or higher).

TheChristmas ornament transmits a wireless signal to an alarm unit and the alarm sounds instantly and continuously to alert the consumer to danger even if the ornament sensor is melted. The product is easy to assemble, no tools required.

The Safer Christmas Tree Alarm is available today on Amazon and saferalarmsinc.com with a second line of products launching soon.

About Safer Alarms

Safer Alarms is dedicated to creating products that detect fires straight from the source. Unlike typical fire alarms, Safer Alarms creates niche fire detectors that result in alerting homeowners as soon as danger arises.

 I have been, or can be if you click on a link and make a purchase, compensated via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value for writing this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Every since I was diagnosed with high cholesterol (like crazy high) and my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I’ve been taking a hard look at how food impacts our health.  I’ve always eaten a fairly healthy diet – dark chocolate and red wine are healthy – but I felt like I needed to really start digging more into that impact diet has on chronic disease.

I started looking at Keto diets – not because it seems as if that’s what every celebrity is doing right now and everyone’s talking about it.  I know very little about the Keto diet so I wanted to find a site that lays it all out for me. 

Enter Kiss My Keto.  For those of you like me who want to improve your health and understand what Ketosis is all about, this site is for you.  Here you can find Ketocademy, modules that walk you through how to get started and what to expect. 

What’s the hype about Keto?

So why Ketosis?  Well for starters it’s simply the way your body wants to be – burning fat instead of sugar which improves your metabolism and reduces your risk of disease.  It curbs oxidative stress and inflammation which are major drivers of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

It’s all laid out clearly on the Kiss My Keto site along with recipes and products.  The company sent me a box of their variety pack Keto Bars which included Chocolate Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coconut.  Putting Keto aside for a moment I have to say that hands down these are the tastiest bars I’ve ever tried!  The chocolate on the outside tasted like good chocolate, not the fake taste some bars have.  The only thing to note is its best to keep these bars in the refrigerator because the chocolate melts quickly. 

My daughter is probably more picky than I am about protein bars and she also loved them.  Note – these bars are not vegan.  They contain egg and milk as well as Stevia which some people might not like but I didn’t find it overly sweet, especially in the peanut butter one which was hands down my favorite.

Otherwise, they have healthy fats from coconut oil, fibers, and sunflower lecithin.

I hadn’t really spent much time on the site before sampling the bars but it really is a one-stop-site for all information about Keto. 

Will I buy more products?

I’ve been warned that while you do get an energy boost from going into Ketosis you still experience brain fog so I need something to keep my energy up in the afternoon.  I’m a big coffee drinker so that next thing I’ll be trying is the coffee which they note is a good energy boost pre-work out so I figure it will do the trick for the afternoon slump.

Overall Thoughts

A Keto diet is going to be tough if I don’t at least get my hubby to go along with me but the benefits of reducing oxidative stress and inflammation for helping with his MS symptoms are huge.  He loved the bars so we’re on the road.  Stay tuned…..

Excited to offer all my readers 10% of their purchase. Use coupon code THESAFETYMOM when shopping at Kiss My Keto to receive this awesome discount.

Today I start on a new journey with one of my girlfriends. It’s one that I have no experience with even though I’ve been a caregiver for many years now.  Together we’re entering into a world of medical terms we’re forced to learn, side-effects that are unknown and outcomes that are not certain.

While she has an incredibly supportive family, sometimes you just need your girlfriends.  They’re the ones that you can share your fears with because your family will just be too freaked out.

It got me to thinking about the richness of my friendships now and how they are so different than when I was younger.  I still have girlfriends from when I was in my 20’s.  In fact, the first friend I made when I moved to Los Angeles is to this day one of the people who knows me best.  But as we got older the requirements of our relationship changed. In our 20’s and even 30’s we spent most of our time on crazy adventures laughing or consoling each other over our latest break-up.  We talked about our burgeoning careers and our next step up the corporate ladder. Our friendship got real though when my infant son died of SIDS. Within hours of me calling her with the most horrific news I would ever have she was on a plane coming across the country to stay with me and comfort me.

Her way of dealing with tragedy was different. She needed to deal with it privately. She didn’t call me when she was going through a rough divorce and becoming the caregiver for her mother. I didn’t pry – I just waited patiently. When she was ready she reached out and I too was then on a plane across country to listen and support.

There are other women who have entered my life in my 40’s. As is common we were brought together through our kid’s friendships or activities. But our friendships transcended this connection. As I got older I was able to more quickly assess the women who I would form true bonds with and who, like me, needed girlfriends with whom they could be honest and vulnerable. To share hopes and also fears and know it was safe. In my 40’s the conversations changed from comparing toddler’s achievements and celebrity gossip to the evolution of relationships with your older kids and spouses, health issues, aging parents but, most importantly the next steps in our lives towards personal fulfillment. The s&*t gets real.

These are friendships that aren’t perfect selfies (although God knows there are those times that are insta worthy) These are friendships where often what you see is what you get – no make-up, dry shampooed hair in a pony tail and unshaved legs. 

There is incredible beauty of friendships in your 40’s. You’re dealing with the real stuff but also the pleasure of being vulnerable. I was ever so lucky when one of my best girlfriends moved around the corner from me. Being able to sit down after a horrible work day, vent about our kids or significant others or our worries about the future has saved thousands of dollars on therapy. The simple texts we share with one another after one of our chats “Thanks pal for being there” is exactly what it’s about.

So today as I accompany my friend for her doctor’s appointment we begin a journey that will be filled with tears, some laughter and most importantly honesty. As I said last night to her – “we’ve got this.” <3

How have your friendships changed and deepened over the years?  Share some of your girlfriend stories in the replies below.