With technology so ingrained in our lives, it’s probably no surprise that it’s also been used to advance so many safety products over the past decades. In my lifetime, I’ve seen countless new products developed that help protect my family every day – like security systems for the home and airbags in cars.
But how much do we really know about these products that help keep us safe day in and day out?
Take the smoke alarm, for example. Did you know that the residential smoke alarm wasn’t developed until almost 1970? BRK Electronics, First Alert’s parent company, designed and produced the first residential smoke detector in 1969.
Here are some more interesting facts that you might not know about your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms:
Guest blogger Debbie Hanson is director of external affairs for First Alert, a trusted brand in home safety products.