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You're Fired

Most of us never think about our fire extinguisher. We assume that when we need it, it will work. But fire extinguishers lose pressure over time. That's not something you want to learn while there's a fire burning in your home. Mija has developed a home fire extinguisher that has an active electronic monitor. Called En-Gauge, it signals an alert (both visible and audible) when the extinguisher is removed from its location, when it loses pressure or when the battery is low. If you happen to have a home security system, En-Gauge can be set up to send an alert to the monitoring company when either the pressure is low or if the extinguisher is removed. The cost of this smart fire extinguisher is about $200 plus installation. For more information, go to or call toll free 888-364-2843.