Buying Guide: Choose the Right Safety Products for Your Home

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    Garage/Workshop
    Fire Extinguisher

    Due to the volume of flammable liquids normally present in garages and workshops, a higher rated fire extinguisher is recommended. This fire extinguisher fights fires common to the garage and workshop such as paint, wood, gasoline & energized electrical equipment.

    Kidde Garage/Workshop Fire Extinguisher

    An Automobile Fire Extinguisheris also recommended.

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    Living Area - CO Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect living areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    1st Floor - Fire Extinguisher

    Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home. For your main home protection, install a 2-A: 10-B:C rated living area unit on every level of your home. Install close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where a fire may start. Check the gauge monthly to be sure it is pressurized.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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    Heat Alarm

    The Kidde HD135F is a 120V AC Wire In Heat Alarm that responds to temperature rather than smoke. The alarm will sound if temperatures rise above 135° F and is interconnectable (see details).

    Select the Kidde Heat Alarm

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    Kitchen - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COEG-3, C3010D

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Bedroom - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect bedroom areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010B, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    Bedroom - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect bedroom areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YB

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Hallway - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect hallway areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YH

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Hallway - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect hallway areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010H, I9080, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12080, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    Living Area - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect living areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010L, I9010, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, I12010SCO

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect specified areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested models: I9010, P3010CU

    Or, Select from all smoke alarms

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    Kitchen - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect the kitchen area. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010K-CO, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: P12040, KN-COPE-IC

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    2nd Floor - Fire Exinguisher

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers - For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home - no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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    Bedroom - Escape Ladder

    Experts recommend one escape ladder in every occupied room on floors above the main level. Available in 13-foot and 25-foot models, Kidde Escape Ladders offer a quick and easy escape from two or three-story homes. These life-saving ladders store compactly, deploy quickly, and keep you prepared for the possibility of fire and other emergencies.

    Select an escape ladder

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    Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

    The Kidde kitchen fire extinguisher (RESSP) is the only special purpose fire extinguisher that is UL Listed to 711A (residential cooking equipment) and meets NFPA 10. The proprietary nozzle design (patent pending) allows a broad, dispersed discharge of agent that delivers a high volume, low velocity delivery of dry chemical.

    Kidde Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

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    Fire Exinguisher

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers - For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home - no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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Placement of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

We recommend choosing carbon monoxide alarms that have the most accurate sensing technology available. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America (Centers for Disease Control). At a minimum, industry experts recommend a CO alarm be installed on each level of the home -- ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas. Additional CO alarms are recommended 5-20 feet from sources of CO such as a furnace, water heater or fireplace. Alarms can alert you to a problems only after smoke or carbon monoxide reach their sensors. Choose locations free of obstructions, where the alarm will stay clean and protected from adverse environmental conditions. Do not place the unit in dead air spaces or next to a window or door.


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Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

A combination smoke/CO alarm makes it easy to provide both types of protection throughout the home. The Kidde Intelligent Alarm combines the detection capabilities of an ionization smoke sensor – which is more likely to detect smaller, less visible fire particles, like those produced by flaming fires – with that of an electrochemical sensor, which is used to detect CO. Since carbon monoxide is present in all fires, having both detection chambers work together in one alarm is a breakthrough in the fire safety industry. When either sensor notices a potential hazard, it will communicate with the other. Depending on what is detected, the alarm will adjust its smoke sensitivity in order to better discriminate between a real hazard and a false one. This constant communication enhances the alarm’s overall performance in all fires, and significantly reduces the potential for a nuisance alarm. 


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