RESIDENTIAL FIRE PROTECTION
Every home security system should be fitted with adequate fire protection devices for your home. You do not need a complete, commercial-type fire system for a residence. Instead, strategically placed smoke and heat detectors connected to your burglar alarm system will keep your family and home protected.
Unlike the smoke detectors that you buy at Wal-Mart, these devices will be monitored 24/7. If smoke or extreme heat is detected, the fire department will be notified, and life-saving help will be on the way.
Who Needs Fire Protection In Their Home?
Who needs fire protection? The short answer is EVERYONE. There is not a home anywhere that doesn’t need monitored fire protection devices. They not only keep you and your family safe, but they also protect your home and irreplaceable items such as pictures and other keepsakes.
Though everyone needs fire protection, certain homes are at even greater risk, and we’ll explain why now.
Homes with Elderly:
As we age we tend to be more forgetful. For example, it is not uncommon for the aging population to forget to turn off an oven or stovetop (even though absent-minded young people do this too). Too often fires will break out when this happens.
Cases like this are especially unfortunate when the homeowner leaves the home while the devices are still on and hot. With no one home, the fire will break out and pets might be trapped inside without anyone knowing. Having monitored fire protection in the home can make all the difference.
We all know that as a rule, it is harder to move around as we get older. This is why home fire devices that are monitored 24/7 are vital for the elderly. If you cannot move around within your home easily and quickly, it is imperative to have devices that notify the authorities when you are in danger of fire.
Homes with Children:
It has been proven from many studies that children tend not to wake up from the sound of a traditional smoke detector beeping. According to ABC News, more than 80 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 13 did not wake up from a standard issue alarm.
This is partly why kids are simply more at risk of perishing in a home fire than anyone else. The American Red Cross explains that children under the age of five are twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the population, and child-playing fires are the leading cause of fire deaths among preschoolers.
Homes in Rural Areas:
If you live in a rural area, it is imperative to have monitored fire protection. If you are unconscious from smoke inhalation or away from home when the fire breaks out, the only way a fire will be reported is if a neighbor or passerby sees the flames or smoke.
Keep in mind neighbors in rural areas are not close by, so a fire can cause extensive damage to a home before the fire department is even aware of the blaze. This is why rural homeowners are another especially vulnerable group that needs to invest in a security system with fire devices.
Where to Place Fire Protection Devices in Your Home?
We often get asked about residential fire protection devices and where to place them in the home. Here is a list of the most effective spots to protect your home and life if a fire breaks out.
- At LEAST one on every level
- In Kitchen
- Near any fuel burning devices
- Laundry Rooms
Are You Prepared?
We want you and your home as safe as possible. For more information regarding life-saving home fire protection, please give us a call or contact us on our website.