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|Subsidiary of UTC|
|Headquarters||Mebane, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Parent||United Technologies Corporation|
Kidde (pronounced /ˈkɪdə/) is a brand and division of United Technologies Corporation. It is a group of businesses that manufactures and distributes fire detection and suppression equipment, as well as smoke and CO alarm units.
It was acquired by Williams Holdings in 1988 and in 1989 it merged with Graviner (another Williams Holdings business) to form Kidde Graviner. In 1993 it acquired Dunford Hepburn. It was demerged from Williams Holdings in 2000.
In 2005, Kidde was acquired by United Technologies Corporation and was combined with Chubb Security, also a former Williams Holdings business, and several other brands to create UTC Fire & Security.
- "Americans Neglect Simple Measures to Ensure Fire Preparedness". Kidde. November 18, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
- Kidde Fire Protection: About us
- "UTC agrees to buy Kidde for $2.8bn". The Washington Post, 16 December 2004.