How muuun uses technology brand partnerships to ensure life safety
The average person doesn’t spend much time thinking about the threat of fire to their life and property. In previous centuries, they were one of the largest looming threats to everything we built. But fires continue to cause death and destruction on a daily basis across the European continent, where 11 people die daily and 190 are sent to the hospital by way of an average of 5,000 fires a day according to Fire Safe Europe.
We can see the short-term damage of fires with our eyes, but the long-term effects are often invisible. When buildings catch fire, they release dangerous by-products into the air, soil, and groundwater that can have dangerous effects on both our health and our environment. Fires increased the amount of carbon dioxide and benzene in the air. Benzene is a known carcinogen. The loss of factories and warehouses to fires can cripple local economies and put people out of work for years as these structures are rebuilt.
Despite all of our modern conveniences, fire remains a dangerous threat. It can destroy lives, property, and livelihoods in a matter of minutes. You never quite understand how quickly fire can move until you’re unable to stop it. While fire is most dangerous when it comes to destroying property, it is smoke inhalation that sends more people to the hospital, and unfortunately to their doom as well. These grave, simple facts impress on anyone how important it is to have a top-of-the-line fire and smoke detector system in place. Standard, generic models simply don’t cut it when it comes to protecting your home or business. Investing in muuun’s smart technology ensures maximum protection for your most valuable assets and possessions using a mindset that favors prevention over intervention – an advanced warning system that is proactive rather than reactive.
What are muuun’s principles?
muuun was founded on the belief that technology should deliver safety and peace of mind to its users. To this point, muuun has integrated the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology into its products to ensure that they give you the best chance to protect your family and your property 24 hours a day with the latest detection and prevention technology. It’s not just about the latest technology or the fanciest mobile app, but rather the ability to harness those things, develop a superior customer relationship system, and work together in order to make the detection of potential hazards via fire, smoke, or carbon monoxide as thorough and close to real-time as humanly possible.
What sets muuun apart from standard smoke and carbon monoxide sensors in the market?
How does a regular smoke detector work? It can detect fires by sensing microscopic particles in the air using a pair of detection units. The first look out for ionization. The other is photoelectric, which detects light reflected off particles inside the machine’s sensing chamber. When something is detected, the unit will emit a high-pitched electronic shrieking noise that is designed to alert the people inside the building, particularly if they are asleep or in another room. The question then becomes, what happens when you’re not at home to hear the alarm? What happens if you’ve gone down to the market for a quick purchase and left a child at home, a disabled relative, or someone with a hearing loss or who is completely deaf? Even if they are able to perceive the alarm, they might not have the physical or mental capabilities to do something about it. What makes muuun’s detection systems superior? Because they aren’t stand-alone units, they are essentially tiny, powerful detectors that use Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology. Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is the thing that powers the IoT by allowing it to communicate over long distances via cellular networks while using a minimum of bandwidth and power. NB-IoT was designed specifically for the usage of the IoT. It allows devices to stay in “sleep mode” and only use a tiny bit of power while constantly communicating with LTE networks.
The IoT is one of the biggest growth sectors in the world. Spending on it was expected to hit $1 trillion by the end of 2022, up from $749 billion in 2020. According to a report by Oracle, there will be 22 billion devices worldwide connected to the IoT by 2025. What does this mean for the owner of a muuun system? When a fire, smoke, or risky levels of carbon monoxide are reported, the traditional fire alarm sound activates at the property, but that’s not the only reaction. The alarm signal is forwarded to the muuun customer via their preferred method of communication. That can be via a telco company, a utility company, a security firm, the person’s insurance company, or any other method that falls in sync with muuun’s support center. Imagine the difference between coming home from work or a holiday to find your home or other property consumed by fire as opposed to getting an immediate call, text, or other direct message letting you know what the alarm has been triggered and letting you act immediately to prevent it from becoming something devastating. As an additional failsafe, if muuun’s support system cannot get ahold of you or another verified adult on your account, the local fire department will be informed immediately, significantly lowering the chance of extensive damage or potential loss of life occurring at the scene of the alert. This harkens back to muuun’s theme of prevention over intervention. It’s no longer enough to simply have an alarm sound at the property. We have the technology to build it better than that, especially when studies show that fires can destroy an entire home in just three minutes. Three minutes without a response and an entire lifetime of memories, acquisitions, keepsakes, and heirlooms could be gone forever. And that’s if you are lucky and the house is empty.
What’s so dangerous about carbon monoxide?
If you’ve watched enough movies or TV shows, you might think you’re an expert in the dangers of fires. Faulty electrical wiring and plugs, lightning strikes, grease fires in the kitchen, and a surge protector failing, they all present quite the picture of drama. But 90% of people don’t die from the fire itself but from the fumes that come with it – notably smoke and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is released before a fire breaks out, but its effects can be absolutely deadly. Not only does it make it difficult to breathe, but it reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain, causing us to struggle to make good decisions, which can be a life-or-death problem when we are confronted with a fire in our home or business.
One of the biggest problems with traditional fire alarms is that it can be tough to tell which one is even beeping when one is triggered without the obvious tell-tale signs of smoke or flames somewhere. Have you ever had to get the ladder out and go room by room through your home or office trying to figure out which alarm is actually beeping and then having to determine if there is actually something wrong or if it’s just a low or dead battery? Every second can count in a situation where carbon monoxide is in play. That’s why muuun’s smart detection systems allow you to view your entire alarm network from an app to quickly see which unit on your property is active and precisely what it is detecting.
Who are muuun’s partners in technology?
A passionate team makes for an impressive product that continues to save lives every single day. At muuun, we are proud to partner with industry leaders in a host of different component industries to put together the industry leader in smoke alarm systems. Here’s a breakdown of whom we rely on to help build our alarms.
Nemoto Sensor Engineering: Our unit’s CO sensor protects customers and their families or employees from carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is the first indication that a fire is imminent, meaning swift detection of this gas that can be neither seen nor smelled can stop disasters before they happen. Nemoto, based in Tokyo, Japan, makes one of the most sensitive carbon monoxide detectors available.
u-blox: Supply chain issues have ravaged many electronics makers, but few have responded with as much innovation as u-blox. The company redesigned many of its products during the worldwide downturn that has followed COVID-19 to eliminate component shortages and continue supplying its clients with their own necessary parts. The proof has been in the pudding for this partner: a 47% year-over-year increase in revenue from H1 2021.
Deutsche Telekom: Core element in early smoke and CO detection is notification. Notification is ensured via NB-IoT connectivity by Deutsche Telekom – Europe’s leading integrated telecommunication company.
AW Technology: When you create something as vital to safety as a smoke and fire detection system, there can be no margin for error on its reliability. AW Technology is the leading independent provider of technology for the fire detection and alarm industry and the provider of the 1000 Series that muun uses for its fire detectors.
Let’s land muuun in your country to save lives
Fire will always be a threat to our homes, our livelihoods, and the things we hold most dear. A simple siren might have been the best deterrent a generation ago, but technology has allowed us to move past that into an era where cutting-edge innovation combined with powerful partnerships has allowed us to create remarkable equipment that can make a difference, prevent tragedies, and save lives.