Linked Smoke Detectors Safer: Study
The study claims that the linking of alarms could provide earlier warning and increase the family’s available escape time. Another finding by the Commission stated that wireless alarm technology could be a lower-cost alternative to provide the linked alarm systems in existing homes. Usually, interconnected systems have to be wired into the home during construction. Retrofitting a home can be costly, a prohibitive fact for many homeowners. Incorporating the findings of the study into their products, fire detection products maker Kidde, has announced a new wireless product line. The line will be available in summer 2005 and will allow families to quickly and easily install interconnected fire and smoke alarms.