Tech 4 Good – CookStop, A Stove Top Fire Prevention Solution

Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires. CookStop can prevent them from starting


 Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fire injuries and unattended cooking is the leading contributor of those fires. Hood suppression systems, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinklers in a kitchen are of great benefit but they are reactive systems designed to respond only after a potentially dangerous event (smoke, fire, etc.) are already underway.

By comparisonCookStopTM is a proactive system that can prevent unattended fires from starting in the first place.  CookStop is a UL and CSA approved fire safety device developed to save lives by automatically shutting off an electric stove that has been left unattended stove after a preset period of time.

Who can benefit?

CookStop is highly programmable and can address the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) requirements of a diverse population an improve safety in any living environment. However, it is particularly well suited for:

  • Senior care facilities
  • Homes where individuals are experiencing memory issue
  • Campus housing
  • Homes with young and busy families
  • Multi residential buildings

How does it work?

CookStop uses motion sensing to scan for activity during cooking and when it senses that there is no motion around the stove, it begins a countdown to shut off the stove. A typical countdown is 5 minutes but different countdown periods can be programmed using a security key.  When someone returns to check on the stove within the countdown period; it automatically resets the countdown. If on the other hand, someone does not return to the stove within the countdown period, CookStop automatically shuts off the stove and keeps everyone safe.

 Added Benefit

CookStop also provides for 4 separate ‘lockout’ periods where the stove can not be used at all. These lockout periods might be useful in certain situations such as homes where children are old enough to stay on their own after school but not old enough to use the stove. The lockout period can overridden with the security key and each

 Easy setup

CookStop is ready to use right out of the box and generally takes about 20 minutes to set up.


Contact us to learn more about CookStop



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