In ABC Interview,
BRK/First Alert Smoke Alarm Exec Admits Ionization
Warn Consumers As Quickly As Photoelectric Alarms
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May 1996, on
ABC 20/20, Gary Lederer a Senior Vice
smoke alarm manufacturer BRK was questioned
about a 15 minute delay in Ionization Alarms sounding:
photoelectric will sound an alarm sooner than an
ionization, but both will provide an alarm in
sufficient time to allow you to evacuate the
much sooner would the photoelectric sound in a
slow, smoldering fire?"
"Fifteen minutes prior to the ionization
I want that extra 15 minutes to go wake up other
members of my family, to go make sure
everybody's safe, to herd them outside."
have an answer for you. We have a
combination unit that has both detection
principals in one unit."