By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Con Edison says its Smart Technology Natural Gas Detectors are making a big impact.

The utility company installed nearly 34,000 of the devices, mainly in Westchester County, and says they detected 68 serious leaks.

The detectors sound an alarm and a voice warning to occupants and alert Con Ed’s emergency response center, which notifies the local fire department.

Some customers in the Bronx will get the detectors later this year.

CBSNewYork Team