Seconds Count in a Fire

Give yourself and your loved ones an advance warning so everyone can safely evacuate.

Faster Fire Detection

Modern residential fire alarm systems can detect heat and smoke.

Lowered Insurance Premiums

Your insurance company may offer you a reduced premium due to having a fire alarm installed.

Seamless Home Security Integration

We can fully integrate your fire alarm system with your home security system.

Where to Place Fire Detection Devices?

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.

Smoke Detectors:

  • Bedrooms
  • Hallways
  • At LEAST one on every level

Heat Detectors:

  • In Kitchen
  • Near any fuel-burning devices
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Attics
  • Garages


Who Needs Home Fire Protection?

The short answer is EVERYONE. There is not a home anywhere that doesn’t need monitored smoke detectors and 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 households are at even greater risk:


An elderly lady knitting and smiling because she's protected by a fire alarm system

Homes with Elderly

As we age, we tend to be more forgetful. For example, it is not uncommon for the elderly to forget to turn off an oven or stovetop (even though absent-minded young people do this too).

Far too often, fires will break out when this happens. Cases like this are especially unfortunate when the homeowner leaves home or falls asleep while the devices are still on and hot.

A monitored fire protection system adds an extra layer of protection and will automatically notify the authorities in the event of a fire.


Homes with Children

Many studies have found 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 part of the reason why kids are 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.

A little boy and girl playing in a home protected by a fire alarm system.


A rural home that's protected by a fire alarm system.

Rural Area Homes

It is imperative to have monitored fire protection if you live in a rural area. 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.




“Absolutely perfect professional installation, courteous, knowledgeable, going the extra mile for their customer. I highly recommend Security Alarm for all of your needs.”

– Marylynn P.

Who We Are

We will honor God in everything that we do.

We will work hard and pursue excellence, and be continuous learners.

We will provide a WOW experience to all our customers.

We will provide an environment of care and personal growth for our employees.

We’re a Local Business and In Your Area

We proudly service the cities of Marion, Salem, and their nearby communities. Give us a call or stop by to learn more about our suite of fire alarm systems to protect your home and all those who live under your roof.


  • Effingham, IL
  • Centralia, IL
  • Carlyle, IL
  • Vandalia, IL


  • Carterville, IL
  • Herrin, IL
  • Murphysburg, IL
  • West Frankfort, IL


Questions about our fire alarm systems for your home? We can help!

CONTACT USCALL: 618-408-0565

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