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First Alert Celebrates 60 Years of Innovation

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First Alert has been leading home safety for over six decades, helping protect homes and families around the globe. Let's take a look back at some firsts:
  • 1969
    Introduced the first self-contained, battery-powered smoke alarm
  • 1976
    Unveiled its first hard-wired smoke alarms
  • 1978
    Developed the first dual photoelectric and ionization smoke alarm
  • 1985
    Launched the first plastic head fire extinguisher
  • 1993
    Introduced the first battery-operated carbon monoxide (CO) alarm
  • 1995
    Launched the first 10-year sealed battery-operated smoke alarm
  • 1997
    Released the first combination smoke and CO alarm
  • 2003
    Released the first talking smoke alarm, with voice & location technology
  • 2008
    Released first line of compact photoelectric smoke alarms
  • 2012
    Introduced a micro alarm, First Alert's smallest smoke alarm
  • 2016
    Introduced a wireless alarm
  • 2018
    Introduced the Onelink Safe & Sound, the first smoke and CO alarm with a superior home speaker and built-in Amazon Alexa
  • START
  • 1969
  • 1976
  • 1978
  • 1985
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2018

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