Survey and analysis of occupant-installable smoke detectors: a summary report

Title

Survey and analysis of occupant-installable smoke detectors: a summary report

Subject

Smoke alarms

Description

The Smoke Detector Survey and Analysis Program for the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration was designed to accomplish five primary
objectives, namely:
1. Identify domestic manufacturers of residential smoke detectors, and tabulate the types, features and characteristics of currently available models.
2. Estimate the current (1976) level of detector sales in the conterminous United States, as well as the sales trend for the preceding five years.
3. Determine the level of consumer awareness and acceptance of smoke detectors, the experience of detector owners, the major factors which encourage or deter purchase of smoke detectors, and occupant requirements (features, functions, etc.) for residential
detectors.
4. Compare the characteristics of available residential detectors with the occupant requirements for such units, and identify changes in design and/or merchandising of detectors to achieve a significant increase in their utilization.
5. Recommend courses of action to be taken by NFPCA to aid in achievement of the desired increase in utilization.

Creator

National Fire Safety and Research Office

Publisher

National Fire Prevention and Control Administration

Date

1978

Rights

Not in copyright

Format

application/pdf

Type

text

Coverage

USA; 1978

Original Format

paper, 33 pages

Files

Citation

National Fire Safety and Research Office, “Survey and analysis of occupant-installable smoke detectors: a summary report,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed January 19, 2018, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/614.