Smoke detectors are great for saving lives, but what about your home if you are not there? By installing special smoke detectors that can be tied into your alarm system, your system is now a life and property safety device. The sooner a fire is responded to, the more likely the fire will be contained and cause less damage to the home. Fires can spread quickly whether they are due to a unattended candle, or a electrical issue.
- Home fires are the fifth leading unintentional cause of injury and death in the Untied States.
- Home fires rank as the first cause of death for children under the age of 15 at home.
- Roughly 80% of all fire deaths occur where people sleep, such as in homes, dormitories, or hotels.
- The majority of fatal fires occur during the night time sleeping hours.
- Two of every five fires that kill young children are started by children playing with fire.
- Approximately 900 older adults die in fires annually. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)
Residential Fire Alarms
Smoke detectors tied into your fire alarm system can ensure that the fire department will be notified if your smoke detector goes into alarm. These special smoke detectors should be located in the bedrooms, hallways leading into bedrooms and living areas. The kitchen and garage should have heat detectors. We frequently get calls from people who have “chirping smoke detectors”. The smoke detectors tied into your fire alarm system will show a trouble light at the keypad.
How often do smoke detectors need to be replaced?
Smoke detectors do not last forever! They should be replaced every 10 years to ensure that they work when they need to. Over time smoke detectors lose their effectiveness and will not detect smoke.
Smoke Detectors can save you money
A professionally installed smoke detector fire alarm can qualify you for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. Contact Secure Systems today for more information on how to add smoke detectors to your fire alarm system.