Kidde Residential & Commercial Division is a part of UTC Fire & Safety, which is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a worldwide technology company with a long history of pioneering advancements in aerospace, aviation, helicopter design, climate control, elevator design and hydrogen fuel cells. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 80 years, industry leaders, the military, airlines and firefighters have relied on the company to deliver fire detection and suppression. Consumers will find that same fire safety technology in its residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products. Kidde Residential & Commercial Division is headquartered in Mebane, N.C.