Pioneering Technology



Is cooking fire protection in your budget?

It should be!  Here’s why.

  • Cooking fires cause more than $1 Billion in direct property damage every year
  • Six of every seven fires in college dormitories start from cooking.
  • From 2003 to 2013, reported fires in campus dorms increased by 23 percent!
  • Between 2000 and 2015, smoke alarms were missing or tampered with in 58 percent of all fatal campus fires.

(Source:  NFPA)

Since fire safety is often the last thing on a student’s mind, our cooking fire prevention products should be top of mind for every school.  

Pioneering Technology is North America’s leader in cooking fire prevention products and technologies.  For nearly 20 years we have been mission focused on protecting people and property from the leading cause of residential fires – cooking.  We have product solutions for electric coil stoves, microwave ovens and glass top (smooth top) ranges.

Visit our website to read numerous success stories with our products, including:

  • Safe T Sensor White Paper that details how Ohio University tackled a costly nuisance alarm problem with our SMART product solution for microwave ovens and over more than 10 years since installation has recognized an ROI of nearly $500,000.
  • SmartBurner Case Study that details how an on-campus residential cooking fire at Clarkson University led to the installation of our SMART solution for electric coil stoves.  Our SmartBurner technology has been installed more than 1 million times across North America without a single instance of a cooking fire.

For more information about our range of SMART cooking fire solutions or to request a sample, please visit

Product Guide


This easy to install replacement for electric coil elements features our patented temperature limiting control (TLC) technology™which helps prevent the burner from reaching the temperature at which most common cooking oils auto ignite.  This technology has been installed more than 1 million times without a single cooking fire being reported.

  • Helps prevent stove-top cooking fires
  • Delivers a better cooking experience
  • Easy to clean
  • Saves energy and money
  • Exceeds the new UL 858 60A standard for cooking oil ignition on electric coil stoves

“Every year that goes by without a stove top fire is considered a success.  SmartBurner is now required on new electrical stove purchases as a UD Design Standard requirement.”

Kevin T. McSweeney, CFPS, CFI-II, Fire Marshall, University of Delaware


SmartMicro delivers dramatic cost savings by helping to eliminate nuisance alarms caused by smoke from microwave ovens.  By interrupting power to the microwave at the first sign of smoke, SmartMicro helps prevent unnecessary alarm activations, building evacuations, and costly fire department responses.

  • Helps prevent nuisance alarms and microwave fires
  • Reduces smoke alarm activations, unnecessary fire service runs and building evacuations
  • Interrupts power to the microwave as soon as smoke is detected
  • Simple plug-in solution.


The ideal cooking fire safety solution for glass top and electric ranges.  SmartRange monitors changes in the range’s cooking temperature.  If it detects a cooking fire risk, it will signal a pre-alarm.  If the pre-alarm is left unattended, SmartRange will automatically shut off the range.  This product has been used effectively in Europe for years and is now available in North America through Pioneering Technology.

  • Helps prevent stove-top cooking fires
  • Easy to install
  • UL listed
  • Compatible with most glass-top and electric ranges
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