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ONGUARD

Alex Wilde | IDUS 431-02 | Winter 2014 | SCAD-savannah


Problem 1 Solution 2 Process 3


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PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY IN

U.S. HOME FIRES.

• One and two family homes account for 70-80% of fires. • 366,000 home fires have been reported in the last five years.


While the number of firefighters has increased, so has the number of people to protect. 1986 = 1.73 firefighters per 1,000 people. 2012 = 1.52 firefighters per 1,000 people.


PROTECTION COSTS

HAVE RISEN

115 SINCE 1986

%


Firefighting Equipment

is More Advanced

Than Ever.

• Lighter Equipment, PASS System, Infrared Cameras, GPS, Fiber-optic Tracer Ropes. • There is a gadget for any and every situation.


1+2+3 Three major issues contribute to residential fires, and they occur exclusively within the home.


two-thirds of fires are in homes without smoke alarms.

• Batteries are taken out for other electronics. • Disabled to stop false alarms. • Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths were from homes without working smoke alarms.


Less than five percent of residential structures have fire suppression systems installed...


... even though suppression systems are effective ninety-five percent of the time.

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While fire extinguishers are highly effective, they require proper use and regular maintenance. Extinguishers should be checked monthly. Typical lifetime is 5-6 years.


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1+2+3


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ONGUARD


Say “Hello� to your saving grace. ONGUARD is an all in one home fire emergency appliance. Notification, suppression, and documentation. ONGUARD has you covered in the event of a home fire.


Despite it’s small size, ONGUARD uses an array of temperature, motion, and smoke sensors alongside infrared cameras and a state of the art suppression system. All of this technology keeps you and your home safe. Smart.


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Infrared Camera (3)

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10 Year Li-Ion Battery

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Pyrogen™ Suppression Canister

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Smoke Sensor

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WiFi Transmitter

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Buzzer

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Heat Sensor


Pyrogen suppressant ™


Directional Vent

Chemical Coolant

Spacer Ring

Solid Aerosol Compound

Electronic Igniter

Heavy Duty Casing

Phase 1 Fire results from chain reactions.

Pyrogen

Phase 2 Pyrogen introduces potassium into the chains.

Phase 3 Potassium attaches to the chains and extinguishes fire.


Implementation

When multiple ONGUARDs are installed in high priority rooms a responsive network is created to notify, defend, and suppress a home fire. Each ONGUARD communicates back to a home base through the homes wifi network. This base is a fireproof hard drive that archives temperature data and photographic evidence from the very start of the fire. All of this information is compiled to recreate the scene of a fire and aid in determining the cause of a home fire.


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From the moment ONGUARD detects smoke, it begins compiling pictures and temperature data which is then stored within the fireproof hardrive. This information can later be retrieved to determine an accurate cause of the fire and spread of a home fire.

What does it see?


Go ahead get some

sleep.

With the peace of mind ONGUARD brings, you can rest easy at night. Leaving town to go on vacation? No worries, ONGUARD has your house protected. One less thing to worry about.


What’s the

verdict?


Compared against other home fire safety products, ONGUARD out performs all of its competitors. Rated in terms of accessibilty and functionality, ONGUARD is an obvious choice.


DEVELOPMENT


Expert interview


Interviewee: Roy Waters Occupation: Columbus, Ga Fire Chief (Retired)

Phenix City, Al Asst. Fire Chief (Retired)

Date: December 8, 2013 Duration: 1.5 Hours Mr. Waters discussed what he saw as major areas for opportunity for innovation within home fire safety. Discussions included opportunities for firefighter equipment, vehicles, and new technologies. But in the end he revealed that the most beneficial product would be one that is proactive and contained within the house so that it could act before the fire department even left the station. A key quote was “Prepare and prevent, not repair and repent.�


Background Research • Analyzed in-store home fire safety products. • Competition and current market analysis. • Researched current hardware assortment.


In stores most of the smoke detectors are the same technology in different shells. Trends are moving towards voice announcements rather than tonal signals. There is very little brand identity or differentiating characteristics. The Nest Protect™ is leading in innovation, but is the most expensive by far.

Flush Millennium

Vertical Pendant

Suppression Nozzles

Dome Concealed

Flat Concealed

Horizontal Sidewall


Young Family

Elderly

Rural Homes

Handicapped


“How Much would you expect to spend on a product that extinguishes a home fire?” $101-150 $0-25 $51-100

$26-51

Survey

• One in four have experienced a home fire of some sort. • Most people don’t put much faith in their home fire protection. • Bathrooms, Kitchens, and Second floors are areas that felt they needed more protection.


Installation Extreme Assurance

Maintenance

Recharge

Forgotten

OBJECTS

Free

USERS

Limited Hassle

INTERACTIONS

ENVIRONMENTS

ACTIVITIES

A E I O U


new Technology Chemicals are currently being used in two areas of fire protection. When fighting a fire, they can be mixed with the water to make it more effective, also fire extinguishers are using these same chemicals to be come more effective.


phostrex

Weighing in at less than one pound, PhostrEx is revolutionizing the aviation fire suppression market. While it is roughly the size of a soda can, it packs enough punch to fully extinguish a jet engine. One of the great advantages of PhostrEx is that it uses fifteen percent of the greenhouse gas Halon that other turbine extinguishers use. While PhostrEx seems almost perfect, the enormous amounts of pressure it contains would not be suitable for use in homes.

pyrogen

Most commonly used in data centers and areas with sensitive equipment, Pyrogen eliminates the issue of water damage. Pyrogen is also made of a solid brick of compound so that it never needs to be re-pressurized or serviced. Once pyrogen expels itself, the powder by-product is simply cleaned up using a broom or vacuum cleaner.


CORE VALUES 1. Little to no maintenance 2. Concealable or match any decor 3. Effective in multiple space formats 4. Attainable for everyday person 5. Easy to install 6. Convey safety and quality


Alternate Fields of Study Jet Engine Design Industrial Fire Safety Forest Fire Suppression Agricultural Spreaders Speaker Design


CONCEPTS


Form Inspiration


Final Design


Sketch Forms


prototype


Alex Wilde | IDUS 431-02 | Winter 2014 | SCAD-savannah

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