The Norwegian Institute of Public Health estimates that 14.5% of the population is hearing impaired. This means that many will not be able to hear the traditional auditory alert of a fire alarm and must rely solely on a tactile or visual alert. The increasing number of our aging population necessitates that a future solution to this problem is growing. Nearly everyone has a mobile phone these days. Why not use the mobile phone to receive fire alarm alerts in order to solve this problem?