The seconds it takes for a fire to spread and intensify can mean the difference between life and death and destruction. It makes sense then, that your home’s fire protection system must be up to speed. Fire protection connected to a home security system combined with alarm monitoring is the fastest, most reliable option to protect your family, pets, home and valuables – even when you are not there.
How Fire Protection Systems Work
Smoke and heat sensors spread throughout your home are programmed to signal an alarm at the first sign of fire to alert occupants, contact the homeowner and/or central station monitoring service and dispatch your local authorities if necessary. Without alarm monitoring when the alarm sounds in your home it is up to the occupants to assess the situation and call the fire department. If the system is set up so the homeowner is remotely monitoring the home security system (self-monitoring), the homeowner receives the message and determines whether to contact the fire department. If the fire protection system is monitored by a central station monitoring service the operator on duty dispatches emergency services to your home. This is critical when smoke may have overcome the occupants or protecting your pet’s lives when no one is home.
Benefits of Wireless Fire Alarm Systems
The preservation of family, home and valuables is benefit enough for anybody to have home security fire detection and monitoring but there are a few other built-in perks:
- Save money: The cost of property loss exceeds billions of dollars every year, and insurance companies know this and why they provide up to 20% discount on annual homeowner’s premiums.
- Save time on installation: Wireless alarm installation makes it an easy do-it-yourself (DIY) project with no harmful drilling through walls.
- Stay connected: By always being “on call” with your monitoring system or service you will know of a fire threat immediately
- Fastest dispatch: Emergency services 24×7 even when no one is home