The U.S. experience with smoke detectors : who has them? how well do they work? when don't they work?
Note:In NFPA Journal -- Vol. 88 - no. 5 (September/October 1994).
Summary:From 1975 to 1984, the United States experienced remarkable growth in the use of home smoke detectors, making the home smoke detector the fire safety success story of the decade. As of 1993, only 1 in 12 homes remained unprotected.