On September 25th, 2019, The Smoke Shield System launches on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Starting from $179 for the super early bird special, The Smoke Shield System is the first innovative product in home fire safety in decades. Affordable, automated and easy to install, The Smoke Shield System provides peace of mind knowing there is an additional layer of protection in the home.
As a volunteer firefighter and a family man with three children and a wife, The Smoke Shield System founder, Dr. Nicholas Welch feels the gravity and importance of fire safety. He has seen the impact of the unthinkable first-hand toxic smoke’s impact on lungs and tragic loss of life during a fire.
The problem is, emergency responders need time to get to families if they cannot escape their home, high-rise or apartment in the event of a fire. Currently, nothing on the market addresses this need, but Smoke Shield creates safety and therefore peace of mind.
Dr. Nicholas Welch explains, “The Smoke Shield System saves minutes to save lives. My three children mean the world to me. As a family man, I am constantly concerned about their safety. With more than eight years in the field as a firefighter, as well as an emergency medicine physician, I’ve seen tragedy first-hand and have witnessed the impact of exposure to toxic smoke can have on the lungs. More importantly, I know that in the event of an unimaginable fire in the home, every precious minute matters in saving lives’.
‘It’s for these reasons that I created the first innovation in the fire protection space in decades, the Smoke Shield System. This system will help families like mine and yours to breathe easier and feel safe”.
How does Smoke Shield work?
The Smoke Shield System provides up to an hour of breathable air by turning any small space or closet into a safe space. This breathable air is essential if escape becomes impossible, so emergency responders have time to get to your family.
It detects smoke and automatically turns on. Two specialized filter compartments are built into the system to remove the toxic gases in smoke. It is battery operated, installable in any standard closet or small enclosed space, and automatically starts in the presence of smoke.
It also alerts emergency responders where you are in the home with a blinking LED light, so they can bring a family to safety.
How can I help?
The Smoke Shield System has been recognized by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Penn State University, Bucknell University and Wilkes University as a device that needs to come to the market. Dr. Nicholas Welch is asking for your support, as well.
On September 25, 2019, The Smoke Shield System launches on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. You can help bring this to market and pre-order your device. If you pledge on Day One of the launch, you’ll receive a super early bird special for $179 (The MSRP of this device is $250).
The Smoke Shield System is the first innovative product in home fire safety in decades. Affordable, automated and easy to install, The Smoke Shield System provides peace of mind knowing there is an additional layer of protection in the home.
- The Smoke Shield System provides up to an hour of breathable air in a fire if escape is not possible
- An LED strobe light, as part of the unit, is mounted outside of the closet to alert rescue personnel
- High speed fans on each side of the system enable air to flow and the filtration of smoke toxins
- An external sensor detects smoke and automatically starts the system
- A specialty filter uses a blend of catalyst and activated charcoal pellets in a customized mesh to filter out toxins of smoke
- Units are specifically designed so that anyone is able to install them in just minutes
You can back The Smoke Shield System on Kickstarter on September 25, 2019 starting at $179 for the super early bird special. Save minutes to save lives.