I can get a thermostat that I can talk to.
I can get a table saw that refuses to cut off my finger.
Can I get an air compressor that warns me before it starts up?
I'm up on the ladder, sneaking my probe into a ceiling junction box and the damn compressor starts up. Really?
How about a little beep-beep-beep or a tone or better yet "Hi, this is your air compressor. Is it OK if I start up?"