Self-configuring emergency event alarm network

  • US 7,301,455 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2005
  • Issued: 11/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A self-configuring emergency event alarm network comprising:

  • a plurality of alarm network devices;

    a set of communication links interconnecting said plurality of alarm network devices; and

    wherein each of said alarm network devices comprises;

    at least one sensor means for detecting the presence of a hazard condition;

    a network means for establishing a communication session with one or more of said plurality of self-configuring emergency event alarm network devices via selected ones of said communication links;

    processor means for communicating with said plurality of self-configuring emergency event alarm network devices to dynamically establish a network of said plurality of self-configuring emergency event alarm network devices;

    alarm means for generating one or more alarm indications;

    wherein said processor means is also responsive to a hazard detected by said at least one sensor means for activating said alarm means to generate an alarm indication and for communicating with said plurality of self-configuring emergency event alarm network devices to relay said hazard detection to said plurality-of self-configuring emergency event alarm network devices.

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