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First Alert is a company that makes safety products based in Aurora, Illinois.They make fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and electronic timers that can be programed to be automatically set thermostats including the AutoStat. The company works with fire awareness programs in the United States and provides fire safety products to families in need.
The AutoStat electronic timer can be added on to either round or rectangle thermostats that cannot be automatically set by themselves. They are set at preselected times that can run on two cycles per day and can be programed for weekends with a 5/2 arrangement. The AutoStat avoids electrical failures by running on batteries so they are independent of power lines.
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