Smoke detection always at hand

Turn your smartphone into a smoke detection device

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About us

Smoke Detective is an application that utilizes your smartphone's camera and a patent pending method to monitor and detect smoke. We are currently located in Pittsburgh, PA and Charlottesville, VA

  • Accurate - Faster than conventional smoke detectors
  • Easy - Just press start and place the phone face down
  • Always with you - Never be without a smoke detector again
  • Free - In the hope to save lives and property, we will be releasing the basic app as a free download.

Coming soon to iOS and Android

Why Smoke Detective

In the 1970s, it would take about 30 minutes for a fire to take over a room. Today, it can take less than 5.1

  • Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).2
  • The death rate per 100 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (1.18 deaths vs. 0.53 deaths per 100 fires).2
  • Dead batteries caused one-quarter (24%) of the smoke alarm failures.2

With an estimated 1.59 billion smartphones in use worldwide in 2014 and projected to grow to 2.66 billion by 2019; Smoke Detective's novel technology can help keep more people safe from the dangers of smoke and fire.


How It Works

Our team has developed a proprietary program that utilizes your smart phone camera to detect smoke in indoor settings.

  • Download the app
  • Press the start button
  • Turn the phone over
  • Place on a flat surface

Your phone is now monitoring for smoke

Meet our team

Thank you

We would like to thank all of the organizations that have helped us, and we would not be here without them.

  • Albemarle/Charlottesville Fire and Rescue
  • County of Allegheney Fire department
  • Ingomar Volunteer Fire Company No. 2
  • Unmatched LLC

contact us

If you would like to learn more or are interested in helping making this technology become a reality, we would love to hear from you. Email us: