"First Of Its Kind" Stove Knob Alarm Sensor (2GIG)

By Ethan Ace, Published Jan 15, 2018, 10:45am EST

At CES 2018, 2Gig/Nortek announced the Stove & Grill Guard, a "first of its kind" sensor in the security industry, allowing users to be notified if burners have been left on accidentally. 

In this note, we share our feedback from talking to 2Gig at CES, check out the sensor's features, potential fit, and how it compares to competitive options.

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Non-Replaceable *******

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Panel *************

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Target *******

*** **** ****** *** *** the ***** & ***** Guard ** *** ******** with ***** ******** ** with ******* ****** ** their ***, ****** **** the ******* ** ******* alerts ** ******* *** operated **** ******* *** not **** ** **** on *** ******** ******* of ****.

Competitive ******* *** *******

***** *** ***, ** any, *********** ** *** Stove & ***** *****. Controllable ********* *********** *** gas ****** *** *********, which *** ** **** in *********** **** ***** detectors ** **** ****** off ** **** ** smoke/fire, *** ***** ******* do *** ****** ******** on/off ******.

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*******, *** ***** & Grill ***** ** ****** to ** * ***** offering, *** ** *********** upsell *** ***** ******** residential ****** ***** *********** do *** *** *****.

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There are few, if any, competitors to the Stove & Grill Guard.

I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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Probably not, but it has the potential to be a hot product.

To me, the idea seems half-baked.

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Why so negative? It is not like they put all their eggs in one basket with this.

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entire response chain  = 0.5/10

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This seems like a slam dunk for 2Gig's usual market, volume residential. If I were a doorknocker, I could sell the hell out of these. Good job. 

Is anybody going to choose 2Gig instead of another brand based on this thing? Doubtful. But this might be the thing that will convince a homeowner hesitant to sign a 5 year contract. 

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I could see variations of this sensor being useful as well.

For example, a version that trips when a door knob or door lever is turned.  Tired of your kids sneaking out at night?  Stick up a knob alert and fire off the sirens!

 

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Cool. What else did Nortek have on display at CES?

We have been testing their new Rely Kit with the Securenet Backend, seems like a nice competitor to Simplisafe for the integrator.

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We did not go through their entire booth, but the rest of it was primarily existing products, with a lot of focus on smart home/IoT.

 

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Not understanding how it works exactly.  So there is no motion detection, (for human activity), involved?

No simmering sauces etc for hours?

Wouldn’t work in this house ;)

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Not understanding how it works exactly.

It is a wireless door/window contact in a new case. Turn the burner On, it sends an "open" message to the panel. The panel starts a user-defined count-down timer (say, 45 minutes). If the panel does not receive an off/closed message before the timer expires, it triggers an alarm/message.

No logic to detect presence, burners set to "Simmer" instead of "High", or even a local override. Just a door contact in a disc.

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The panel starts a user-defined count-down timer (say, 45 minutes). If the panel does not receive an off/closed message before the timer expires, it triggers an alarm/message.

For electric stoves at least it sounds like it would be way cheaper/reliable to just put one kill-o-watt type device in-line with the power cord to send alerts after a continuous draw threshold was exceeded.

 

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Doubtful. First, there are not a lot of cheap 220V power monitors available in the US, and 220V kitchen appliances are often hard-wired. The alarm tech would then need to have a high-volt license and spend probably an hour installing something in-line with power vs. 5 minutes dropping some modified door contacts over the stove knobs.

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I would be more interested if this was Z-Wave compatible. There have been more than a few times I have turned around and went home because I wasn't 100% sure that I turned the stove off. Being able to pull up my hub app and see would be nice.

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Damn.  Now they know when I'm grilling.

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