It Is Only the Beginning
According to the National Fire Protection Association, unattended cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States. CookStop is a stove safety device that was developed to help prevent the possibility of dangerous, unattended cooking fires and to help seniors live safer, independently, and longer in their own homes. CookStop is also appropriate for student housing, busy families, people with disabilities, and families with children who spend part of the day at home unsupervised.
CookStop is a patented, MET labs certified to UL 916 and CSA C22.2 No. 205 safety device that turns off an electric stove when left unattended. It uses computer-controlled, motion-sense technology to determine someone's presence in the kitchen. When you leave the cooking area, CookStop begins a countdown. As long as you are moving in and out of, or around the kitchen, CookStop continuously resets the countdown timer to full. However, if you do not return to the cooking area within the countdown period, CookStop will turn off power to the stove, preventing a potential stove fire.
CookStop works immediately upon installation to make electric stoves safer. However, CookStop is also highly programmable and can address the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) requirements of a diverse population. We encourage caregivers to become involved with the assessment and recommendation for their client's CookStop settings.
CookStop was founded by three Silicon Valley veterans with over 75 years of combined experience, providing high-technology solutions and training in the computer network and internet security industry. Our goal is to focus this experience on improving people's lives by making their homes safer to live in, longer.
Our mission is to provide reliable, technology-based products designed to make homes safer to live in and to provide peace of mind for all families — with special emphasis on helping people stay independent in their own homes.