The manufacturing group Kidde aims to make the world a safer place, and regards itself as in the business of 'life safety' rather than 'fire safety'.
For 90 years, industry leaders, the military, airlines and firefighters have relied on Kidde to deliver superior fire detection and suppression. Kidde brings that that same advanced technology to its residential products, which include a wise selection of smoke alarms for different areas of the home, carbon monoxide alarms to detect potential dangers of gas leaks from boilers and heaters, fire extinguishers and auxiliary life safety products such as emergency escape ladders.
Based in Mebane, North Carolina in the USA, Kidde is part of UTC Fire & Security, a division of United Technologies Corporation a diversified group that provides high technology products and services to the aerospace and commercial building industries worldwide. Kidde was acquired by UTC in 2005, making it the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety equipment