Operation Fire Safety is proud to announce that the smoke detectors that come in our Fire Safety Kits are top-of-the-line photoelectric smoke detectors! The following video from NBC News and excerpt from an ABC News article outline why photoelectric smoke detectors are far more reliable than cheaper ionization smoke detectors, which are in 90% of U.S. homes:
Watch the NBC News video here:
"While many households have smoke detectors, many consumers are unaware of the type of device they are using, which could make a huge difference in an emergency. Two types of smoke detectors exist: an ionization alarm and a photoelectric alarm. The two have varying response times in specific fire situations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology concluded that ionization alarms provide a “better response to flaming fires,” while photoelectric alarms provide “considerably faster response to smoldering fires,” after testing thousands of alarms for two years. However, 90 percent of U.S. homes have the ionization alarms, which usually are cheaper than photoelectric smoke detectors. "
Read the full article here:
To find out more about how you can protect your home with a photoelectric smoke detector, call 1-855-944-FIRE.