Founded by Walter Kidde, a pioneer in early smoke detection and fire suppression, Kidde is the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products. Each day, we work to expand upon our legacy of innovation, providing advanced solutions to protect people and property from fire and related hazards.
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In 1917, Walter Kidde founded the Walter Kidde Company, which produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships. This invention marked just one of many firsts that would help make the world a safer place to live and define a nearly 90-year history of industry leadership.
Today, Kidde products are found in homes and businesses around the globe. Our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors help prevent injuries and minimize damage by alerting people to dangers earlier. Our wide range of fire extinguishers equips people to stop the spread of fires before they cause catastrophes. Our escape ladders and other safety accessories bring peace of mind to homeowners. And our key security solutions provide convenience and safety in countless applications.
These provide just a high-level overview of our commitment to producing the technology that saves lives.