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NYC Considers Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Law

“A veto-proof majority of the New York City Council has signed on as co-sponsors of a law that would push residents to install a kind of smoke detector that might be more likely to save lives than the type frequently found in city homes.” Read the story HERE

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Newsnet5 Cleveland Follow-Up Story on Photoelectric Testing & Legislation

CLEVELAND – New safety laws are coming to Ohio Wednesday and it all started with a 5 on your side investigation.  We’ve been showing you the difference between ionization and photoelectric alarms for more than three years. Now, the state is requiring that all new construction have photoelectric alarms installed. Watch the story HERE

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Technavio Report on the Future of Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

This report by market research company Technavio indicates the continued growth of photoelectric technology within the residential industry. “The photoelectric smoke detectors segment should expand at a rapid rate during the forecast period. Growth in this segment may be spurred by the reducing number of ionization smoke detectors. Photoelectric smoke detectors offer a fast response

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Columbus Dispatch Story on New Photoelectric Requirements in Residential Code

The Columbus Dispatch published a story on the photoelectric specific language that went into effect 1-1-16 in the Residential Code of Ohio. This code applies to new construction of 1, 2 and 3 family residential occupancies including new renovations of existing occupancies. The new language requires at least one photoelectric smoke alarm on each floor level

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WAFB TV 9 Baton Rouge, LA Conducts Smoke Alarm Tests

(WAFB/WBRC) – A recent test shows which type of smoke detector you have in your home could make a big difference in how fast you’re alerted to a fire. National Fire Protection Association statistics show half of all fire deaths are due to smoke inhalation and a common type of smoke alarm may be partially to

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“Ask Joe Gagnon” Recommends Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Joe Gagnon is “America’s favorite consumer advocacy and appliance repair expert.” His radio program, “Appliance Doctor Radio Show” has been on the radio for 25 years across the country. He recently learned the differences about smoke alarm technology from our friend Dean Dennis and now advocates only photoelectric smoke alarms. Download Joe’s smoke alarm story here: Ask

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by fuel-burning appliances. Because it is impossible to detect by your senses, CO can kill you before you are aware that it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness,

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