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About

Meet Ben and Joel, the two guys behind LifeDoor. 

Joel is a career firefighter who was inspired to create an automatic door closing device when he looked for one to use in his own home only to find there was no such thing on the market. 

Ben is an engineer and project manager with years of experience bringing new tech to market. 

They also both enjoy bourbon. 

 And here is LifeDoor!  The sleek, new Smart-Home fire safety device,  that packs a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your family

Read the full article here.
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Multiple studies show that the best way to slow the spread of deadly smoke and heat in a house fire is to close the door, but there are a variety of reasons why many of us don't do that, especially at night.  We want to listen for our children, let our pets move around freely, or maybe we just forget.   It is also easy to become disoriented at the sound of a smoke alarm, when it may be too late, or unsafe to try shut the doors ourselves.  LifeDoor eliminates all those concerns.

This patent pending device responds to the specific, universal sound a smoke alarm emits (called a T-3)  and then springs into action closing interior doors, lighting up the room, and sounding a secondary alarm. 

UL research has shown that even a lightweight door, when closed, can provide up to fifteen extra minutes of protection, and a 900 degree difference in the event of a fire,  giving you the time to make the best decision, whether that is to evacuate the building, or await emergency responders. 

https://ulfirefightersafety.org/research-projects/close-your-door.html

https://ulfirefightersafety.org/docs/Occupant_Tenability_in_Single_Family_Homes_Part_I.pdf

https://closeyourdoor.org/

LifeDoor is easily installed on your existing doors in just minutes, buying you valuable peace of mind. 

 A closed door can make a world of difference in the event of a fire.

 LifeDoor makes sure your home's doors are closed when it matters the most.

Risks and challenges

The underlying data and fire science is not ours. It is from UL, the global safety consulting and certification company formerly know as Underwriters Laboratories, founded in 1894. They have studied and compiled data on the safety of a closed door in a fire for over 10 years.

We have tested dozens of design variations during our development phase, and have functional protoypes built and tested in a variety of different settings.

All hardware projects come with some inherent challenges.
Ben explains," In my 20 year career the main difficulty is scheduling. Custom mechanical parts and devices are challenging! They need extensive testing, especially for a device like this. This can occasionally cause an unexpected delay, but is vital when manufacturing a safety device where lives are at stake. We have a world-class manufacturing partner, a strong team, and I have spent my entire career handling projects like this."

We will be adding several more key people to the team once we scale up.

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