Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: October 31, 2022 by Crystal Uys
This post is sponsored by Leeo Smart Alert
It’s every cat guardian’s worst nightmare: you’re away from home, and there’s a gas leak, or a fire starts somewhere in your home. According to the US Fire Administration, more than half a million pets are affected by house fires each year, and 40,000 actually perish, so this is not an unfounded cause for concern. With the advent of webcams, monitoring your home while you’re gone has become easier and more commonplace, but a webcam requires constant monitoring and it can’t alert you when there is a problem like the presence of deadly carbon monoxide or when a smoke alarm is sounding.
Leeo Smart Alert is a simple device that continuously listens to your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and sends an alert to your smartphone so you can immediately call for help or get home as fast as you can.
How Leeo works
Leeo Smart Alert plugs into any wall outlet. You most likely only need one Leeo Smart Alert; it covers all the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Set up is simple and can be done in just a few minutes. You don’t need any tools or special installations, you won’t have to change batteries, and there are no monthly fees.
Leeo only listens for the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. No other sounds from your home will be picked up by the device.
Your smartphone will serve as your control panel for the Leeo Smart Alert. The app (available for iOS and Android) will alert you when an alarm is going off at your home. You can decide whether to dismiss the notification, call 911, return home, or call a friend who may be closer to home than you. If you don’t respond within 45 seconds, Leeo will call your preset emergency contact list until someone responds.
As an added bonus, Leeo Smart Alert can also monitor the temperature and humidity of your home, and it serves as an sleek, modern LED nightlight in the room where it’s plugged into the outlet.The cool nightlight features 16 million different color options.
Peace of mind for only $99
The Leeo Smart Alert retails for $99. There are no hidden monthly fees. I’d say that’s a small price to pay for peace of mind, and knowing that your home and pets are safe while you’re out of the house.
For more information about the Leeo Smart Alert, and to purchase, please visit www.leeeo.com. You can also purchase the Smart Alert at select Best Buy and Lowe’s locations.
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Leeo Smart Alert, which means that I was compensated to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products or services featured on this site that we believe are of interest to our readers.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.