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Legacy of Innovation

1818

Jeremiah Chubb patents the first detector lock.

1835

Chubb invents the first burglar-resistant safe.

1853

Elisha Otis sold the first elevators with safety brakes

1881

Robert Edwards patents first electric alarm bell.

1902

Willis Carrier develops and later patents the first modern air conditioner.

1917

Walter Kidde founds the Walter Kidde Company, which produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships.

   

 

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