Universal Smoke Sensing Technology: Dual Protection in One Alarm

The utilization of Universal Smoke Sensing Technology has elevated USI branded Smoke Alarms and Combination Detectors as a premier safety enhancer. The integration of brand specific U.S.S.T. technology ensures dual protection as homeowners will be alerted to the presence of both fast flaming and slow smoldering fires. U.S.S.T. Detectors simplify the process of selecting the correct alarm as they enable access to a patented microprocessor technology that allows for maximum overall protection. Additional features such as the ability to distinguish between nuisance alarms and an increased response rate distinguish USI's selection of U.S.S.T Alarms as an optimal selection. The USI Store has assembled a large collection of USI Smoke Alarms and Combination Alarms that readily offer this heightened level of protection.

Ionization Vs Photoelectric Technology in Smoke Alarms

A large amount of smoke and fire detectors currently in place are restricted to using either ionization or photoelectric technology. Ionization Alarms are favored for detecting fast flaming fires that are capable of spreading quickly; whereas photoelectric alarms are preferred for identifying slow smoldering fires that can burn for hours before bursting. And while both ionization and photoelectric technologies are capable of performing serviceably, they're limited in protecting homeowners from only one of the aforementioned threats. The National Fire Protection Association has recommended that homeowners install alarms that incorporate both ionization and photoelectric technologies to bolster overall protection. This can readily be achieved with the installation of a USI Smoke Alarm or Combination Alarm that implements Universal Smoke Sensing Technology. U.S.S.T. Smoke Alarms and Combination Alarms are extremely effective in detecting fast flaming fires. They also have the highest response time in identifying slow smoldering fires.

A New Type of Dual Sensor - Universal Smoke Sensing Technology

The installation of U.S.S.T. Alarms not only provides dual protection, they satisfy a series of state or municipality regulations (check with your local and state authorities to learn more about exact requirements). U.S.S.T. Combination Alarms such as the USI 3-in-1 Hardwired Smoke, Fire & Carbon Monoxide Smart Alarm with 10 Year Tamper-Proof Sealed Battery also provides protection against the silent killer, carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of deaths attributed to poison in the United States. U.S.S.T. Combination Alarms are capable of simultaneously deciphering between smoke and carbon monoxide.

Homeowners should also be aware that existing smoke detectors have a definite lifespan. Recent findings indicate that two-thirds of all residential fire casualties occurred in homes without a properly functioning alarm. Smoke alarms that exceed a lifespan of ten years need to be replaced regardless of type. The USI Kitchen 2-in-1 Smoke & Fire Smart Alarm with 10 year Sealed Battery & Universal Smoke Sensing Technology provides a decade's worth of protection from smoke and fire. The entire USI catalogue is comprised of detectors that feature a near effortless installation process. Regardless of whether you're interested in a Hardwired or Battery Operated Alarm, you'll have no shortage of options to select when replacing your current or outdated detectors.

Any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older should be replaced regardless of type. If you moved into a pre-owned home and do not know the age of the existing smoke alarm, you should replace them immediately. The USI Store offers a selection of U.S.S.T. Alarms that are capable of assuring the absolute in peace of mind. The availability of USI Smoke and Combination Alarms ensures homeowners have a myriad of options when integrating a U.S.S.T Alarm.

Universal Smoke Sensing Technology (USST) Alarm Features:

  • Not your average alarms - responds to both fast flaming and slow smoldering fires - with one sensor, in one alarm.
  • Contains patented microprocessor technology.
  • Respond up to 87% faster to slow smoldering fires.
  • More affordable than dual sensor alarms, and most competitor's stand-alone photoelectric alarms.
  • Can distinguish between cooking smoke or steam and real fire, significantly reducing nuisance alarms.
  • Several options available: combo smoke/co alarms, 10 year battery alarms.


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