Protect Your Home When Away By Adding A Fire Detection Device!

The number one reason people purchase alarm systems is for security. However, there are other devices you want to consider adding to your home including heat and smoke detectors. The last thing you want is to wake up amidst a smoky room and a house on fire.

Regular battery operated smoke detectors can be life savers in emergency situations. While such a device can help get you out of the house in time, a smoke or heat detector that is part of an alarm system does much more. Have you ever thought about what would happen if a fire occurred when you were not home?

You cannot rely on your neighbors to call 911 if you are not home. An alarm system with fire protection can alert your monitoring system immediately while sending the right authorities to your home in time to prevent a disaster.

In addition, you will never have to replace the batteries in your smoke detector again. The reason for this is because fire devices within an alarm system are powered from your electrical system and are powered by the alarm’s backup battery if the power goes out.

Now that you know why you should pay extra for a fire detection device, you are probably wondering how it actually works. A smoke detector is an electrical circuit that is interrupted by particles within smoke. As the circuit is interrupted, the detector will then send an alarm signal to your alarm panel.

The point of a heat detector is to pay attention to rapidly rising temperatures in order to warn you in time. Heat detectors are most commonly used in garages or kitchens because that is where smoke can appear at any time of the day.

The last thing you want is for your alarm to go off when nothing is actually happening. You can find devices with both features as well.

As you begin installed smoke detectors in your home, make sure you place them on a wall or ceiling near bedrooms so every family member can hear them. You do not want to install them near vents as this will take away the smoke that has built up.

Make sure you test your smoke detectors once a month and replace them if they are older than 10 years. In addition, it is smart to have an alarm company test them once a year.

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