When was the smoke detector invented?

Answer Francis Upton invented the first smoke detector in 1890. Walter Jaeger accidentally invented another smoke detector in 1930 while he was trying to make a poisonous gas sensor. Duane Pearsall and St... Read More »

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Who invented the first smoke detector?

The first home smoke detectors were made by Stanley Peterson and Duane Pearsall in 1965. The units used batteries, making it easy for homeowners to install and replace them. Peterson and Pearsall's... Read More »

How to Install a Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector?

It's an overused saying - better safe than sorry. Most fire deaths occur in homes lacking smoke detectors.[1] To protect your loved ones, it is imperative that you install smoke and carbon monoxide... Read More »

Does cigarette smoke activate a smoke detector?

Contrary to popular belief, a smoke detector is not normally activated by cigarette smoke unless it is highly concentrated; the smoke usually has to come from many smokers simultaneously or be blow... Read More »

Do anyone know why my smoke detector goes off and yet there is no smoke nor fire in the house?

It does it just to tick you off! It probably likes to do it the most around 3AM. Am I right? All joking aside...The most common cause of nuisance alarms on home smoke detectors is dust. I would... Read More »