It works with a combination motion sensor and a count down timer. The count down timer starts to count only AFTER the motion sensor can’t see you. If you return while the timer is counting down it will automatically reset to its maximum time. If it times out and shuts off the stove while you were out it will automatically turn the stove back on when it sees that you have returned. Plus it has a lot of other great features listed on there features page.
The proximity sensor covers an area of about 8 – 10 feet in a cone shape. The further from the device you are, the wider the cone pattern. It is designed to keep users close to the stove where they can keep an eye on their cooking. It wouldn’t do it’s job if it picked you up while you were watching tv far from the stove.
Not at all. In fact, the iGuardStove was designed as an aftermarket product that will work with almost any new or existing stove.
Yes. The iGuardStoves are certified by CSA C22.2 no. 205 in Canada and Underwriters Laboratory UL 2017 in the U.S.
NO! All our device does is the same thing as a power switch. It simply turns the power on or off. The technology behind it is more complicated than that, but we can’t divulge all our trade secrets!
Not at all. We simply turn the power on or off when no one is in proximity to the stove. The iGuardStove does affect your stove’s temperature or cooking performance in any way.
Yes you can. You will get the safe protection of the stove auto shut off as well as a manual timer and the Emergency Quick Shut Off features.
The electric model does not require an electrician. Any handyman can do the job in about 15 minutes. Everything plugs together and the control panel mounts with 2 screws. For a safe installation of the iGuardStove gas model we recommend it be installed by a certified plumber or gas line fitter. Check out the Installation videos under our Resources Menu for step-by-step details.
The control panel works with a proximity motion sensor so it needs a good view of your kitchen work area. It is best mounted to one side of the stove underneath one of the upper kitchen cabinets. This way when you are moving about the kitchen the sensor will see you and keep resetting the timer to it’s maximum setting so the stove will continue to cook.
No. It is constantly powered and ready to activate as soon as you turn on the stove or it senses movement in the kitchen area.
Yes. There is a manual timer that will allow you to simmer a sauce on the stovetop or a chicken in the oven for periods longer than the automatic settings. Once that extended cooking event is complete, the iGuardStove will go back to its auto shut-off mode.
No. We have a special way of turning off the power to the stove in a way that does not wipe out the clock. If you set up the device and the clock does stop we have a simple settings adjustment that you change once to quickly solve the problem once and all.
It keeps track of how many times the iGuardStove has to step in and do it’s job. In other words it records how often the stove is being forgotten. We track this data for up to 12 months and this will allow to see the change in frequency over that time. As you see it being forgotten more and more often you can then change other settings to improve the level of safety.
Yes. There is a Child Safe setting that does NOT allow the stove to become energized even after the knob has been turned on. A second level of action is required which is the simple push of a button on the control panel to tell the device that yes you are an adult and want the stove to come on.
Yes. The iGuardStove ™ monitors and records all the activity that happens each day with the stove. You can look at the calendar view to see how often the stove is being used or forgotten for each day or for how long.
You can log into the account with your smart devices to change stove control settings or check on daily activity whether you are down the street or across the country.
My dad likes to start the stove in the middle of the night while mom is sleeping. Can you stop this?
There is a Late Night Lock Out feature that allow the stove to be disabled during specific hours of the day and certain days of the week. This means that you can lock out the stove from say 9pm at night until 7am the next morning to prevent sleepy, late night snackers from turning on the stove, forgetting they did so and then falling back asleep, putting their home and safety in jeopardy.
My mom ‘s memory comes and goes. She might knowingly put on some soup but when she comes back into the kitchen she forgets that she was cooking.
The iGuardStove will either turn the stove back on automatically if it senses motion within its time limit or will require you to push a button to confirm that you want it to resume cooking. Either way, a couple of short beeps will alert or remind the user that the stove has restarted. It draws their attention to the stove so they can either continue cooking or turn the stove off manually.
The User History keeps track and documents how many times the stove has been used and the number of times it was shut off due to being forgotten over time. You can use the calendar view for the last 12 months to see if the stove has been forgotten with an increasing frequency to identify changes in memory or behavior.