I’m Earl Lee Warning, a Photoelectric Smoke Detector. I will do the best job of warning you and your family in the event of a fire in your home – alerting you tens of minutes earlier than the other detectors. I’m your best choice for Early Warnings, and I won’t hassle you every time you burn the toast or take a steamy shower.

Oh, wait–did you know there’s more than one kind of smoke detector? Yeah. The other ones are called Ionization detectors and they come with all sorts of problems…and that’s what this website is all about. Read on and be safe.

You’re probably wondering: “Does it really matter which type I have in my home?” Yes, very much so:

Andrea and Dean Dennis
If fire officials had really understood the difference between the two technologies, like they're starting to learn now, there's a good chance our kids would be alive today

Julie and Doug Turnbull
My daughter Julie died in a house that had 17 ionization smoke detectors – and by the time the very first one went off, three kids had died.