Several months ago I posted about a new product that was getting a lot of attention; the product is called LifeDoor, and it is designed to close a door in response to the sound of a smoke detector. I am not affiliated with this product or company, but as most of you know, the protection provided by a closed door is one of my favorite topics. Quite a few people asked how they could purchase a LifeDoor unit (read on!).
In case you need a little background…many people don’t sleep with their bedroom doors (or their kids’ doors) closed, which leaves them vulnerable if a fire occurs. Until recently, there wasn’t a lot of media coverage about the impact of closed doors, but this is changing. Fires where closed doors had a positive or negative effect on the outcome are helping to educate the general public. If you’re one of the millions of fans of the TV show This is Us, you may have seen what happened when the Pearson family had a fire in their home. Underwriters Laboratories has created a website (CloseYourDoor.org) to teach people about sleeping with their bedroom doors closed. The news is spreading – finally!
Back in February, I saw several news stories about 3-year-old twin girls who survived a fire in their Everett, Washington apartment – because their bedroom door was closed. I had no idea that one of the creators of LifeDoor is a firefighter in Everett who saw first-hand the role the closed door played in that fire. The KIRO-7 news video (embedded below) explains: