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The NextMarket Report — Battery

Roost, the Retrofit Smart Battery For Smoke Alarms, Hits Home Depot

Mike Wolf Battery Roost Wi-Fi

Roost, the retrofit Wi-Fi powered battery that makes dumb smoke alarms smart, just announced retail availability of their Roost smart battery. The battery will be available through brick and mortar retail at Home Depot as well as through HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com I've written about Roost before, in part because I am a fan of the retrofit smart home movement, where companies enable existing devices to become smart rather than requiring a replacement. This is particularly important for products with large installed bases and long life cycles (like.... smoke alarms), so that consumers don't have to forklift upgrade these products. That'd be wasteful and expensive,...

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