From MAYDAY MAYDAY:
How many times have you left home and wondered if you forgot to turn off the stove burner or iron? If you're like most people, it's a lot! The MAYDAY MAYDAY! Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Messenger is a software application and associated service designed to promptly deliver urgent voice and email notifications when a smoke or CO alarm sounds in your home or small business. It's been hailed as '...the most innovative advancement in smoke alarm technology in 30 years.'
MAYDAY MAYDAY! uses your computer's microphone to listen for the distinct sounds emitted by off-the-shelf smoke and CO alarms. Upon hearing an alarm, MAYDAY MAYDAY! jumps into action. Using your existing Dial-up or 'Always On' Internet connection, MAYDAY MAYDAY! magically calls multiple telephone numbers with a location-specific message about the alarm. Recipients are offered the option to be directly connected back to the alarm location or to the local fire deparment in the same telephone call. MAYDAY MAYDAY! is especially helpful for families with young children or pets, elderly Americans, and people who have a difficult time hearing alarms.