As a homeowner and members of the family, we want to protect our homes and loved ones as much as possible. So we install security cameras, lock our doors, and secure our valuables.
But one thing we should never neglect is our fire safety. Here are just a couple of reasons why according to the National Fire Protection Association:
- There were around 356,500 house fires that occurred in 2020 alone.
- “Every 23 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation, in 2020.”
- “Local fire departments responded to 1,338,500 fires in 2020. These fires caused 3,500 civilian deaths, 15,200 civilian injuries and $21.9 billion in property damage.”
- “74% of all fire deaths were caused by home fires.”
To add another layer of precaution and protect your home and loved ones, you need more than a few smoke detectors. You would also need a reliable, monitored fire alarm system.
The difference between smoke detectors & fire alarm systems
Smoke detectors typically only do one thing: detect irregularly high amounts of smoke in your home. When it does, it beeps and warns you that you should evacuate and call the fire department.
Don’t get us wrong: smoke detectors are important. In fact, it’s actually an essential part of a good fire alarm system. And even when you don’t see or smell any smoke, it’s best to evacuate your home or building anyway, just in case.
However, a monitored fire alarm system can do so much more for your safety.
A monitored fire alarm system is composed of different devices that serve different purposes— from sensors and alarms to transmitters that send signals to fire stations about your situation.
Other benefits of a monitored fire alarm system include:
- Triggers that activate your sprinkler system
- Communication systems that alert authorities if the resident is elderly or impaired
- Warning lights for people that have hearing disabilities
- Some systems, like alarm.com’s, can send you real-time notifications on your phone, whenever and wherever you are. It also records video footage for you to help you determine the cause if you’re away and manage your thermostat to prevent smoke from spreading faster.
What fire alarm system should I get for my home and how do I install it?
When choosing the right fire alarm system for your residence, you should consider things such as:
- The size of your home
- How many people live in your home
- Your house’s location
- Local fire and building codes
- The frequency of fire emergencies in your area
Advanced Tech’s experts can help you assess your home or business and help you determine the right system that fits your needs.
We understand the importance of fire safety and keeping our loved ones safe, so we help our clients install, maintain, and even repair their systems, making sure it adapts to your needs and continues to work properly.
Request a free quote here or call 866-552-9035.