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Alarm for parents of a sleepwalker?

My 10 year old sometimes sleepwalks as a side effect of his medication. We recently moved and last night he sleepwalked out of the apartment into the hallway. Fortunately, my husband was awake and was able to guide our kid back to bed. I'm looking for a recommendation for an alarm that I could set up to sound if the front door opens after a certain hour, but that preferably won't wake up all my neighbors.
posted by Nimmie Amee on Aug 7, 2014 - 16 answers

False smoke alarms in AC ducts: troubleshooting tips?

Our new commercial space is experiencing frequent false smoke alarms in one specific area of our AC ducts. The company that installed the AC system is stumped, and so is the electronic security company that installed the smoke detectors. We've just had our ducts cleaned top to bottom but the problem persists even though we're presumably dust-free. Any thoughts on what to try next? Engineers? Inspection services?
posted by ducky l'orange on Jul 16, 2014 - 8 answers

The house I am renting has an alarm system, how do I make it work?

My SO and I are renting a house. Since moving in we have noticed that the house has an alarm system. However, the control panel does not turn on and none of the buttons do anything. We've spoken to our landlord (who lived in the house for 4+ years) and he said that he never used to alarm and doesn't know how it works. Nothing on the alarm system says which company managed the alarm (ADT, etc..). Who can I call to get to setup the alarm (but not install a new alarm system, since I am only renting)?
posted by Spurious on Jul 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Smoke/Fire alarm repeater?

I want a device that I can attach to our front door, and if the building's alarm goes off, a signal would be relayed to an alarm outside our bedroom door. Does this kind of thing exist? [more inside]
posted by EastCoastBias on Apr 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Does lying in bed feel like this for everyone else?

This is possibly the dumbest/strangest question I've ever asked, but it's one of those "is it like this for everyone, or is this actually unusual?" things. Everyone has trouble getting out of bed in the morning, I know. But I experience what I can only call a drug-like chemical high while I'm lying there. [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 7, 2014 - 31 answers

Alarming discoveries...

Thinking about going down the route of cancelling my home (security and fire) alarm service, and doing ... something homebrewed or similar. Questions abound. Have you done this, or something similar, or do you have useful advice for me? Specific questions and thoughts lie within. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Mar 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Fitbit snowflake: which one will work for me?

It's that time of year again when the REI dividend is in the air, and I am thinking about a Fitbit (though if a Jawbone is really what I want, persuade me). Criteria that are making this difficult inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Mar 29, 2014 - 13 answers

A certain type of browser alert

Anyone know of a Firefox or Chrome extension/utility/plugin/script etc that can monitor webpage changes every few seconds, and doesn't need to be reset every time the alert triggers? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Mar 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Checklist app with alarm notification?

I have to take medicine within a certain window every day, and while I'm getting used to it, I'd love to have an app for Android (or other great solution) with a notification that doesn't disappear until I acknowledge I've taken my medicine and that will notify me when its time to take it. If anyone knows of any app with this functionality, that'd me amazing - I've looked at alarm clock and checklist apps, but they either don't capture the time-sensitive nature of this or disappear as soon as I look at the notification. Thanks, metafilter!
posted by superlibby on Feb 25, 2014 - 14 answers

Android alarm clock that notices when I'm already awake?

I'm getting a Fitbit Flex soon and am planning to use its silent alarm feature so my partner can keep snoozing undisturbed while I rise and shine. I'd still like to have a noisy alarm as a backup just in case, though. Is there an Android app available that can do either of the following things: 1) notices that I'm already up (via the motion sensor, or unlocking the screen) and will skip any upcoming alarms or 2) has a really quick way to skip the next alarm (say, from the notification bar or a widget on the home screen) - if I have to open the app I'm likely to forget. I believe KitKat has feature #2 in the stock clock, but my S3 Mini is still on version 4.1.2 and I'm not sure if/when an update will be coming. Thanks!
posted by Skybly on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for an iPhone timer alarm app with snooze

I'm looking for an iPhone alarm app that will wake me up a specific amount of time after I enable it (8 hours in my case) and has a snooze function. The timer function of iOS is not suitable (no snooze). The alarm clocks apps I have tried are not suitable as they require you to choose a time (e.g. 8am) not a duration (e.g. 8 hours), and those that do display the duration (e.g. Rise), don't display it until you enable the alarm. [more inside]
posted by caek on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

All smashed UP. How do I wake up tomorrow? Need answer fast.

Have a second gen UP, UP24/7 on order. iPhone 4s, iOS 7. [more inside]
posted by tilde on Dec 11, 2013 - 7 answers

What are these mystery cables in my condo?

My new condo (built 2005) has a couple of holes in the wall with pink cables coming out and another hole with random wires. [more inside]
posted by globotomy on Nov 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Music alarm app for iPhone

I want to wake up with music. What are the best music alarm apps for iPhone with a clean, modern and intuitive interface. [more inside]
posted by nevan on Aug 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Do I need a potentiometer?

We have an alarm for a door that sounds constantly while the door is open. It is run from a 9v transformer that plugs into the wall and the circuit is triggered with magnets on the door. I would like to install volume control for the alarm. Is the correct device a potentiometer? If so, how do I select the correct one? Thanks!
posted by lake59 on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

iPod stolen by a superhero

Since returning from a Palo Duro Canyon (Texas) trip, I’ve been torturing myself: How the heck was my iPod stolen from my car? Is there such thing as an alarm-disabling device? Is The Flash alive and well, phasing through car doors to swiftly swipe 7+-year-old iPod Nanos? I’m anal retentive about the alarm/locks. I always set the alarm. It’s ingrained in me. The storage compartment between the front seats was opened and left open, and the auxiliary cable and iPod were taken. The back armrest was pulled down and left down. Nothing else was gone from the car – not the few dollars stuffed into the ashtray, not my camping gear, not my delicious fruit and nut hiking snacks. [more inside]
posted by bakedbeets on Jun 27, 2013 - 18 answers

Neighbor's Car Alarm Nightmare

My neighbor is out of town, and her car alarm has gone off for two separate and random nights-- all night. I have no way of contacting her, I only know she is out of town b/c the police contacted her work and found out that she is not here. Is there anything I can do to turn it off from under the car? I don't want to damage the car, just disconnect the alarm or something. Help???
posted by muchalucha on May 23, 2013 - 29 answers

Arduino processing two wire alarm signal - how to?

I bought this cheap wireless driveway alarm system (a battery-powered motion sensor with base that beeps when someone pulls into my driveway) and one of its features is that you can connect it to "to any security system that has a two wire alarm input". I was wondering if anyone could point me to a guide for processing that output using the Arduino? I'd love to - for example - turn on a light automatically when I pull into my driveway, or send an e-mail, or other cool stuff.
posted by exhilaration on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for an Android app.

Best Android app/s that will help remind me to eat regularly? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Mar 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Travel Alarm Clock

I am looking for a decent alarm clock. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Arduino time alarm without an external interrupt alarm pin on the RTC?

I want to program my Arduino to go to sleep at 6 pm and wake back up at 5 am, and then execute a few simple functions once every hour while it's awake. I have a DS1307 real-time clock, but it doesn't have an alarm interrupt pin, so I can't just set up an external interrupt to tell the Arduino to wake when the alarm pin is set to high. What's the best way to do this without an alarm pin? [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Feb 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for an clock that won't alarm me, aesthetically or acoustically.

I want to buy a new alarm clock radio for my bedside table as the old one keeps gaining four hours or so overnight. However when I look for one, I'm presented with your basic model ugly modern electronics, and I have a Art Nouveau theme going on in my house. Can anyone help me find an alarm clock that will not look so absurdly out of place sitting next to my brass lampshade with the stained glass shade? I know there are brass alarm clocks, which would work aesthetically, but I can't bear to be woken up by an alarm, so while I don't have to have a radio alarm clock I do need an alarm that won't make me hurl the clock across the room, such as something musical. I also want to be able to see the time in the dark. And no I don't have a watch with an alarm or a cellphone, and I'm not interested in getting either. Ideas?
posted by orange swan on Jan 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Warning System for Server Failure

Sometimes, web sites go down. Our employees and clients are pretty good at noticing downtime, messaging me, and then I open a ticket with the hosting company or programmer and get it resolved. I am looking for some kind of downtime warning system. [more inside]
posted by banished on Jan 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Please help start our car

My partner lost his car clicker for his 2001 Nissan Altima. The alarm engages when he tries to start the car. He can't disengage the alarm without the clicker. The dealership wants $300 for a new clicker, and we can't afford that. Does anyone know how to disengage the alarm so he can start the car? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Nov 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Is sleeptracker still the best in 2012?

Is there something better than the Sleeptracker watch now for waking you up when you are in the least deep part of the sleep cycle? Original Sleeptracker watch broke and I want to upgrade. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Oct 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Alarm clock recommendation

Help a picky person find an alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I silence my alarms when my phone is silenced?

Looking for an app that will silence my cell phone alarms when my phone is on silent. Using a Samsung Galaxy SII running ICS on at&t [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Sep 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Recommend a reminder / alarm app

I'm looking for an iOS (iPod Touch) app that will allow me to set up a whole lot of alarms like this: At 9:00 AM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, make a noise and pop up a notice that says, "Go to Gym." [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Aug 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Scream if the power goes out...

Every now and then, the power fails in our garage. This wouldn't be a problem, except that's where our freezer lives. I'm looking for ideas to alert me when the power fails... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jul 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Completely "Dark" Alarm Clock (Revisited)?

Completely "dark" / humane alarm clock (revisited)? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jun 20, 2012 - 29 answers

Travel alarm clock that also will charge a USB device

DoesThisExistFilter: Is there such a thing as a small, loud travel alarm clock that also will charge a device/provide current through a USB port? The user needs a louder alarm than provided by his cell phone (he often sleeps with ear plugs), and it would be nice to charge the phone at the same time. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

And this button unlocks *a lot* of doors

Two of my neighbors have had objects stolen from their Toyotas (three cars in total), with no signs of a break-in and no alarm going off. Aside from the obvious "perhaps someone has a copy of the keys", any suggestions as to how they're doing it? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Apr 11, 2012 - 14 answers

pests on the prowl

My small manufacturing company has suffered several security problems in the past few weeks, including one break in. How can we upgrade our security posture and harden our defenses? [more inside]
posted by diode on Mar 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Alarm clock computer help please, pleeeeeeeeeeease?

Phone died. Phone is also my alarm clock. Left my charger at work. How do I make my computer into a reliable alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Feb 28, 2012 - 11 answers

multi-alarm woman's watch

My googling is inadequate. I need a woman's watch, a small one, with TWO OR MORE daily alarms, for a friend who needs reminders to take her medications. I'm hoping to find a watch that costs less than $30 (the only one I can find is $70) [more inside]
posted by anadem on Feb 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Do car alarms really deter theft?

Do car alarms really stop car thefts? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Feb 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Free service to serve as birthday reminder?

I need a free service that can send me warnings for scheduled events (birthdays, anniversaries), specs inside [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Nov 15, 2011 - 16 answers

I'm not waking up when my alarm clock goes off. Help me get alarmed by my alarm again.

I've become immune to my alarm in the morning. Help me train myself to wake up when I have to. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 23, 2011 - 27 answers

IP cameras or security system

IP Cameras or security system? So, in a follow up to this question, we've moved into another house, also without a security system. (Much better neighborhood, and a watchful older neighbor across the street, however) The landlord is fine with us having a security system installed. However, my dad has an IP camera installed in his house, which takes photos of movement (also can track sound) and emails them to him. Which do you recommend - ip cameras or security system? Any suggestions for either? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Oct 18, 2011 - 6 answers

"Life Alert" medical alarm necklace that doesn't call 911 without explicit permission??

Is there a "Life Alert" type medical alarm that doesn't call 911 without permission? My sick relative is terrified of being taken to the hospital against his will. [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Jul 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Wake me up before you...wait, how did YOU wake up so early?

Completely random question: How did people wake up at a certain time before the spread of cheap, accessible clocks? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 3, 2011 - 34 answers

seeking easy-to-set alarm clock radio iPhone dock with dim glowing numbers

If this iHome and this clock with big dim red numbers had a baby I might be willing to pay $150 for it. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 5, 2011 - 13 answers

How to quiet my Camry alarm?

The alarm on my 1995 Toyota Camry is going off for no reason! I need help figuring out why! [more inside]
posted by tonci on Mar 26, 2011 - 5 answers

It must annoy me when I don't expect it.

I need a program that will randomly pick a time to sound an alarm without my knowing in advance. It needs to be available for Mac or iPhone -- or failing that, a physical device that I can keep around would work too. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 1, 2011 - 16 answers

VOIP to Replace Security System Hardlines

My alarm system uses one main phone line and one backup phone line to check in with the security service company by, apparently, dialing and transmitting tones to a 1-800 number. Paying $40 each month, even for two measured lines, seems quite unnecessary, if a cheaper "VOIP" replacement could help instead. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Jan 19, 2011 - 9 answers

What's going on? Why did con-men deactivate my parents' alarm?

Someone scammed my parents. But what, exactly, is the point of the scam? They called my mom, claiming to be from AT&T, saying that something in her house was causing interference all over the neighborhood, and that they needed to come over. They came, showed fake credentials, identified the interference as coming from my parents' security system, deactivate they system and left. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Maybe all I need is a good slap in the face.

What are your tricks for waking up in the morning? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Dec 16, 2010 - 47 answers

Rhys and Ross switch my Irish wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch

[Wristwatchfilter] Me: mid-20s male looking for the perfect men's analog wristwatch for my dainty wrists. Easy-to-set alarm a strong plus. You: experienced in these matters and willing to share your insight. Go! [more inside]
posted by supercres on Oct 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Wake me up on time!

What is the best alarm clock you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

how can I wall mount an iphone dock? clocks preferable.

I want a wall-mounted iphone dock. a clock would be nice, but I don't need high quality speakers. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Aug 17, 2010 - 0 answers

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