Formed in 1917, the Walter Kidde Company has grown to be the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products. The company was founded by smoke detection pioneer Walter Kidde, who made the business a leader in the industry by producing the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use onboard ships. That system was just the first of many innovative products created to make the world a safer place.
Currently, Kidde offers products for homes and businesses all over the world. By alerting people to dangers as early as possible, these products have helped to prevent both injuries and damage to property. Kidde prides itself on making the world a safer place by not only producing high-quality fire safety products, but informing consumers as well of tips and laws regarding fire safety. The company believes that safety is not only about equipment and technology, but tools, knowledge, and education as well. Kidde collaborates with builders, dealers, community initiatives and partners with non-profits. Kidde is committed to sharing its expertise and resources through equipping fire and life safety professionals with the lesson plans and tools to further educate and inform others.
Kidde’s line of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are some of the company’s most popular product offerings. Consumers can buy smoke alarms and CO alarms separately, or choose to buy a combination alarm. Other products include safety accessories, fire extinguishers and key security. The company’s collection of safety accessories includes heat and smoke alarms, radon gas and mold detection kits as well as escape ladders. Kidde’s line of fire extinguishers includes those for home and business applications.
All of the company’s products either meet or exceed the necessary requirements recommended by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). There is a fire extinguisher for any situation including boats, ships, commercial kitchens and buildings, telecommunications equipment, trucks and more.