History. The first automatic electric fire alarm was patented in 1890 by
Francis Robbins Upton, an associate of Thomas Edison.
The History of Smoke Detection: A Profile of How the Technology and Role of
Smoke. Detection Has Changed. SUPDET 2011. Jim Milke, Ph.D., P.E., ...
Jun 30, 2014 ... History of the automatic fire alarm and smoke detection. The first automatic
electric fire alarm was invented in 1890 by Francis Robbins Upton.
History. In 1902 George Andrew Darby, an electrical engineer of 211 Bloomsbury
Street, Birmingham, England, patented the electrical ...
are used to protect your family from smoke
and fires in your home. These two things can catch you off guard while you're in a deep sleep. The detector
runs on 125-volt power until the power goes out. More »
A smoke detector is a device that senses the presence of smoke in a building and
warns the occupants, enabling them to escape a fire before succumbing to ...
Jun 27, 2014 ... One of the most important inventions of our modern time is the smoke detector. It
is able to sense when a fire may be occurring because of ...
A Brief History of Smoke Alarms. In 1915, people living in homes or apartments
could expect that if their home caught fire, they'd have a one in ten chance of that
In 1969 BRK Electronics (who would later launch the First Alert® brand )
designed the first battery-operated smoke alarm to receive UL (Underwriters ...
Man has understood the danger of fire for hundreds of thousands of years. But,
smoke detection systems have only provided protection for the last 150 years or ...