Kidde notifies homeowners of threats

  • April 24, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian firm Kidde has launched smart devices and detection products that provide instant notification of home safety threats such as smoke, carbon monoxide (CO), water leaks, frozen pipes and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.

As part of its Healthy Homes programme and connected to the Kidde app by HomeSafe technology, the smart detection product suite can also transform existing hardwired interconnected Kidde alarms into smart ones for whole-home detection.

Kidde is a part of Carrier Global, a provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain products and services.

“According to a Maru/Blue survey commissioned by Kidde, more than one third (36%) of Canadians own a smart home device, and 64% of those owners rely on these devices to keep their family safe,” said Isis Wu, vice president at Kidde. “We want to help Canadians invest in the right technology to ensure their home is safe and smart. With the launch of our HomeSafe enabled devices in Canada, we’re providing greater control, confidence and extra peace of mind when monitoring the safety inside homes.”

In addition to seamless connection with the Kidde app, the company’s smart detection product suite provides technologies and features such as compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so Canadians can use voice commands to check their alarm status and connection to help protect people, places and things.

The suite includes:

  • Smoke plus carbon monoxide alarm with IAQ monitor: all-in-one smart home safety device to integrate smoke and CO detection with IAQ monitoring, including adverse temperature, humidity levels and total volatile organic compounds.
  • Smoke plus CO alarm with smart features: detects both smoke and CO with one device.
  • Water leak plus freeze detector: helps prevent potentially costly repairs from water damage and frozen pipes by quickly alerting homeowners of water leaks or temperature drops.

Kidde makes residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and safety accessories. Kidde produced the first integrated smoke detection system a century ago and continues its legacy today by delivering fire-safety technology.