In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and those of your loved ones. They are a very important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal -- so you and your family can escape. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family, and your home.
Studies demonstrate that smoke alarms save more lives than any other fire prevention measure. Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke. Industry experts at the NFPA have determined that in a typical home fire, you only have three minutes to escape. Help protect your family and belongings with a monitored smoke detector.
Having monitored smoke detectors is a great way to protect your family and home. If there is a fire and your monitored smoke detector trips, your monitored alarm system will communicate to the monitoring station and they will dispatch the fire department. This can save valuable time in a fire emergency. Also if you’re not home you can have peace of mind knowing your home is protected for fire.
Monitored smoke detectors are also a good way to protect the family pets when you’re not home. Many pets die in fires. Seconds count when there is a fire, the faster the fire department are dispatched the better. If you have monitored smoke detectors you may also be eligible to receive higher discount on your home owners insurance policy.
Monitored smoke detectors can be installed using wired or wireless technology. Depending upon the layout of your home. Wired is less expensive to install but unless you pre wired your home at the time it was built or unless you have a large attic it may be to difficult to install the wiring needed. If wires cannot be installed then the wireless option is best.