Monday night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that will being in 2017 to have all smoke detectors require a 10-year non-removable battery. To ensure that people are always protected and stores will have to sell the new detectors.

Since smoke detectors were introduced in 1961, house fire deaths were cut in half.

According to our friends at WIVB:

When the new law takes effect in New York in 2017 the state will prohibit the sale of any detector that requires traditional replaceable batteries. The rule is intended to reduce tampering and ensure detectors continue to work even if a homeowner or business owner forgot to change the batteries.

States such as Maryland and California have already adopted similar laws.