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Max One is the Emergency Device Every College Student Needs

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In a few weeks we will drive the middle son across state to move him into his College dorm room as a Freshman. It is scary to think he will just be dropped alone and we take the 6 hour drive back home without him. We have made lists and been checking them off buying everything we feel he’ll need in his new adventure. We know space its limited in his dorm he will share with a friend and fellow student, but we still want to pack him with the safety items that give us peace of mind.

“Guys, I won’t need that?” and you say “Honey, please take it. For me.” Sound familiar? Ease your mind by packing him or her the Max One. It is the emergency device that should be in every dorm or apartment. The Max One is a smoke alarm, emergency flashlight and motion sensor in one.


The Max One is so easy to set up. You simply plug it into an outlet. There are 4 modes-off, motion, security and nightlight. We set ours to nightlight and it did not turn on right away because it was daylight. Once the room got dark at night it came on but the night light kept blinking. I got it to stop by moving it to a new outlet. My youngest son still likes the hall light on and I tried it out in his room and since I had it facing the hallway it was competing in a light/dark atmosphere. It was not annoying at all to me to have to find the right spot due to its sensitivity to mirrors and outside light because sensitive is exactly what you want it to be when alerting your child of a fire or motion.


What does the Max One do? It searches out the high frequency pitch that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors emit and lets off a lower frequency alert. Why? Because many studies show that a teenager/college-age child may not respond naturally to the higher pitch. It takes a lower pitch for their maturing ears and if they are drinking (which of course your child is never going to do), the rate doubles to teens who will not wake to a traditional alarm. How do you know those sleeping logs will wake to a unit out in a dorm hall? The Max One will get them up.


The Max One is going off, now what? It will light your way. The emergency light kicks on illuminating and when grabbed from the wall becomes a flashlight from the top end to guide the way. When set to motion, your child will be alerted by the same flash and sound when motion is detected when none was expected. Peace of mind for all of you with daughters, I must say!


It is a no brainer and it’s as easy as heading to your local Home Depot for this life saving device. If the outlet situation is not convenient to plug it into, it does come with a stand so you can set on a table or desk and use a USB cord to keep charged from a computer or laptop. A few other features are it has a separate USB plug in so your student can still charge their device from the unit when the outlet is occupied by it. It also holds its own charge and lights up for a flashlight in a standard power outage. How much does this cost? $39.95. That’s it to save a life. Buy online at or visit a Home Depot before move-in day.

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Carol Cassara

I hadn’t even heard of this. But now I am sharing with friends.

Elizabeth O.

That sounds like an awesome security system! It’s important to make sure that your home is safe especially this summer when people are out on vacation most of the time!

Nikki Wayne

Oh, this is nice. I will share this with my brother but he just graduated at college.

Mardene Carr

Oh wow and double times wow….This is the coolest thing and not just for a dorm room. I have to get one of these…#bloggersrock

I’ve not seen this before, but it looks like a fantastic product! And Home Depot is one of my faves, seriously.

Lisa Rios

Sounds like a wonderful security system with lots of great features to make the best use of it. I love how easy it is to setup, a perfect innovation for your home’s safety when you are away!