Students create device that phones property owners when there's a fire

- Stephen Boakye Frimpong, a young man affiliated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has led a team to create a smart fire detector

- The device, which is named Smart Fire Alert, is able to detect fire, sound an alarm and make calls to the property owner/s

- The Smart Fire Alert has been tested by the Ghana Standards Authority

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Some students and young graduates from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have developed an amazing fire detector.

In a short documentary on the device sighted by on the YouTube channel of Citi News, the leader of the group, called Stephen Boakye Frimpong, indicated that the gadget is called a Smart Fire Alert.

The device is mounted at vantage points in facilities so that it is able to get access to smoke whenever there is an incident of fire in the structure.

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Upon detecting smoke, the gadget sends a text message about the fire outbreak to a number it is pre-programmed with and also calls the number.

If there is no answer, the smart fire alert goes ahead to call a maximum of five other phone numbers, which are all pre-set in its programming depending on the number of owners of the facility.

Simultaneously, the device, which has been tested by the Ghana Standards Authority, also sounds a loud alarm and never stops until the fire is put out.

Watch the full documentary below:

In more uplifting news about students closer to home, reported that two South African students who formed part of a group of four team members have flown South Africa's flag high by winning this year's digitally-held, hackathon challenge as part of its annual Global Youth Leaders Summit.

The innovative team that took part in Hong Kong University's Hackathon challenge, consisted of Ryan Naidoo and Jason Kamps from the University of Pretoria and Fiona Wong and Michelle Sandhika from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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The 12 groups of students were tasked with "Transforming Crisis into Re-connection," which was also the theme of the summit. With only 24-hours on the clock, the UP students along with their Polytechnic University counterparts had to come up with an idea to connect people across the world in an innovative, informative, and educational way.

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