Kidde Smoke Alarms, Heat Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Kidde Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector, 120V 10-Year Worry-Free AC/DC Sealed Lithium Wire-In w/Battery Back-Up (21010408)
Kidde Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered for Kitchen (21010071)
Kidde Smoke Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered for Living Area w/Hush Button (21010064)
Kidde Smoke Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered for Hallway w/Lighted Escape LEDs (21010069)
Kidde Smoke Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered for Bedroom w/Talking Voice Alarm (21010067)
Kidde Smoke Detector, 3V 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered w/Memory & Smart Hush (21008697)
Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered (21010073)
Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector, 10-Year Worry-Free DC Sealed Lithium Battery Powered w/Digital Display (21010075)
Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector, Battery Powered (21008872) - 6 Pack
Kidde Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector, Battery Powered Talking (900-0102A) - 6 Pack
Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector, Nighthawk 120V AC/DC Plug-In w/9V Battery Back-Up & Digital Display (900-0076) - 6 Pack
Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector, 120V AC/DC Plug-In w/9V Battery Back-Up (1092-5105) - 6 Pack
Founded by 1917 by Walter Kidde, an immigrant Czech, Kidde began as a construction company and then into a fire fighting company which produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing systems for use on board ships. By 1926, Kidde secured a contract with the US Navy. Later the company established a presence in Britain. In the US, they are headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina.
TYPE OF KIDDE SMOKE ALARMS
Ionization Smoke Alarms.
An ionization alarm contains a small amount of radioactive material that converts air molecules into positive and negative ions. Upon smoke entering the smoke alarm the ions bond with the smoke reducing the amount of electricity that travels between two metal plates called a circuit. Ionization-sensing alarms are better at detecting fast-moving fire particles that are especially dangerous in sleeping quarters.Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
A photoelectric type alarm aims a light source into a laser beam. When the smoke particles enter, the light is interrupted, scattered, and is bent down hitting the sensor. Kidde offers both photoelectric and ionization sensing models in its line of smoke alarms. Photoelectric smoke alarms offer increased sensitivity in areas where fires may smolder such as kitchens.For optimal protection, Kidde recommends both types of smoke alarms due to potentially differing circumstances as not all fires start the same.
Westside Wholesale also offers Kidde smoke and carbon-monoxide combination alarms including hardwired (using available power sources) and battery-powered models. All of Kidde’s CO alarms include the Kidde's Nighthawk™ electrochemical CO sensor which signals upon CO levels reaching the danger point.Kidde also offers smoke alarms with a separate battery-powered backup in case of a power outage. Other features included on some models include available interconnectivity with other units for greater protection of larger buildings, voice-activated alerts, silence buttons, battery compartment locks, and safety lights. Kidde stands behind its products with a five-year manufacturer's warranty.