Dementia Friendly – Auto Stove Shut-off For Electric Stoves
Features of the iGuardStove Intelligent
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Creating home independence by preventing unattended cooking fires by turning your stove into a smart stove.
Wi-Fi and Internet Connectivity
Connect the device to your homes Wi-Fi network which will allow you to access an account online to manage all the settings. You can also set up accounts to manage multiple stoves for situations where care workers or occupational therapists might have many clients all using iGuardStoves.
Auto Shut Off Count Down Timer
The Auto Count Down timer controls the time that will elapse after you leave the kitchen area until the device automatically shuts down the stove top.
Right out of the box the iGuardStove will have a factory default of 5 minutes.
Using the internet account to access the device you can change the time to anywhere between 1 and 15 minutes depending on the users needs. If the visible count down timer on the display of the device becomes distracting due to the changing time you can elect to simply have the words "Protection Enabled" displayed instead.
It's a great way to prevent unattended cooking related stove fires.
Manual Override Timer for longer Cooking Times
The Manual Override Timer will override the Auto Shut Off feature and allow the stove top or oven to run continuously uninterupted for those times that the user wants to avoid the auto shut off in order to cook a chicken, roast or turkey.
The time can be set up to a maximum of 4 hours.
Adjustable Auto Shut Off Count Down Timer
The auto count down timer controls the time that will elapse after you leave the kitchen area until the device automatically shuts down the stove top.
Right out of the box the iGuardStove will have a factory default of 5 minutes.
Using the internet account to access the device you can change the time to anywhere between 1 and 15 minutes depending on the users needs.
Late Night Lock Outs to Disable the Stove at Certain Times
With this you to lock out the stove or disable the stove during certain times of certain days of the week. This prevents late night chefs from potentially turning on the stove and them falling asleep putting the home at risk. This is available for both the Auto and Manual timers. As the users memory becomes more impaired the manual timer can be disabled completely forcing the user to rely solely on the Auto Shut Off timer.
Local Lock Out for Immediate Disabling of the Stove
There is also a Local Lockout that will completely disable the iGuardStove so you are in complete control as to when the stove can be used. Simply push and hold the centre button for 5 seconds and the whole stove will lock out. To release simply push and hold the same button again for 5 seconds. This is a fast a simple way to disable the stove if you have to run out at a moments notice.
12 Month User History Charts to Monitor Memory Changes
User History charts can provide family and caregivers the frequency of the stove Auto Shut-off is activated. This is a very useful feature that can demonstrate any changes in the memory of the user over a period of time. Our servers retain the data for 12 months. It's typically quite hard to see changes in people memory and this is a very simple way to see it in black and white evidence.
Recent History to See Whats Been Happening With The Stove
This simple chart shows all of the events that have happened for the day. It will allow you to see how many times the stove has been forgotten and for how long the user had stayed away from the kitchen. Its also records other usage like if the Manual Override Timer was used, Lock Out times, loss of communication with the server, etc, etc. This is a very valuable tool to determine how the user interacts with the stove.
Child Safe Lock Out to Prevent Toddlers From Accidentally Energizing the Stove
The Child Safe feature deals with children or people who have developed the desire to turn knobs. By default if the stove knob is turned the iGuardStove will allow the stove to energize.
If you activate the Child Safe feature when the stove knob is turned the stove will NOT energize unless the “Confirmation” button is pushed on the control panel. This is a simple way to lock out the stove from curious hands. A simple but easy stove lock turning your stove into a Child Safe Stove.
There is also a Local Lockout that will completely disable the iGuardStove so you are in complete control as to when the stove can be used.
SMS Text Alerts to Keep You in Touch With Any Emergencies
Notifications and SMS Text alerts can be sent to your phone or email to let you know if the user is having difficulties with the operations of the stove or is need of immediate assistance. It will text you if the Emergency Button has been pushed, Loss of Communications with the server, Low Ambient Temperatures, High Ambient temperatures and other handy information that you will need to know of immediately.
High / Low Ambient Temperature Alerts
The Low Ambient Temperature Alert is a great feature for people who leave their home unattended for periods of time in the winter. An Alert can go to neighbours and friends and family so they can check on your home to prevent costly water damage from frozen pipes.
This can help keep your insurance costs down. Sometimes the elderly might just put on a sweater or coat not realizing that the furnace has quit.
It can also be set to a High Ambient Temperature level in case a fire does break out for reasons out of our devices control.
This is great protection for those dangerous situations.
Emergency Quick Shut Off Button and Alerts
The Emergency button quickly shuts off the stove. If a situation arises and the stove needs to be immediately shut off the user can step to the side and push the button safety without having to reach over the cooking elements to turn off the knob. If the iGuardStove is connected to the Internet a text alert will be sent out to those people on the Contact List chosen to receive such alerts.
This allows for users to quickly summon for help. This can be configured to contact loved ones, care workers or other support staff to quickly render assistance when needed.
The Contacts List are a list of people you add that wish to receive Alerts and Email data for the stove. Each Contact can be configured differently as to which Alerts they receive. This information and Alerts could be for the Emergency Button, Loss of Communication, Low Temperature Alerts etc. Care workers can get all alerts while neighbours can get Low Temp to check your furnace and Emergency button presses but nothing else. Maybe a building manager could be added to the list for quick response as well.
Adjustable Audible and Visual Alerts
The device will start to beep 5 seconds before it is going to shut off automatically. This will alert you so you can return to the kitchen so it can resume cooking. Using the Internet you can mange the length of time that the device beeps or strobes. You the set beeps anywhere from as long as 2 minutes all the way down to 3 seconds or even disable it completely. The choice is yours.
The device also has a small LED strobe that will flash at the same time as the beeper. This will aid those who are hearing impaired.
Online Access to the Settings From Anywhere You Have Internet Access
This feature allows for you to check online as to the status of the stove, adjust settings and to manage the Contacts from anywhere you have a computer and access to the Internet. The admin account can be used for caregivers to monitor many devices at multiple locations from their desktop. One caregiver can look after as many devices as they want. This saves a lot of time that would normally be spend driving to each location in order to make changes to the settings. Individual families can also access only their family member’s account from that multi account using a guest log in.