Smoke and Fire Alarm Facts
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), almost all households in the U.S. have at least one smoke alarm. However, a common error when it comes to home safety is not having a smoke detector properly working or installed in every room in the house. In fact, many people disable smoke alarms intentionally as they consider them to be a nuisance.
Is your home protected from both kinds of fires?
Most people don’t realize that for the past 30 years, there have been only two choices when it comes to smoke alarms: ionization or photoelectric, each of which is better at detecting a different kind of home fire.
- Ionization smoke alarms are typically more effective at detecting fast flaming fires – fires which consume combustible materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include paper burning in a wastebasket, or kitchen grease fires.
- Photoelectric smoke alarms, on the other hand, are typically more effective at detecting slow smoldering fires – fires that burn for hours before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include cigarettes burning in couches or bedding.
One simple solution: NEW IoPhic® Smoke and Fire Alarms
- Now, there is no need to have multiple alarms for different areas of your home. The IoPhic®
smoke and fire alarm with patented breakthrough Universal Smoke Sensing Technology™
is the only alarm that virtually eliminates nuisance alarms and protects families against
both types of fires. IoPhic smoke and fire alarms are very effective at
detecting fast flaming fires and also respond very quickly to slow
smoldering fires- up to 87% faster* than the maximum allowable
- Because you cannot predict the type of fire you may have in
your home or when it will occur installing IoPhic smoke and
fire alarms ensures the best detection of both types of
fires from a single alarm.
*UL217 Smoldering Smoke Test on 5/26/10, Underwriters Laboratories, Project #09CA38078