So my roommate and I just discovered that we have a talking smoke alarm*! In addition to three ear-piercing skull-splitting beeps every few seconds, the alarm features a female voice that says “Fire. Fire.” (It’s not an overly excited voice; I assume she’s trying to help victims stay calm.) I had no idea such things even existed. I’m wondering about the reason for the additional information (Fire. Fire.) – do some people have multiple appliances that emit ear-piercing skull-splitting beeps, so they’re not sure which alarm is going off?
*I am not the reason for this discovery. For once.