Is it Time to Upgrade Your Fire Protection System?
The fire protection system in your home is one of the most important safety features. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke detectors. Not only is having an up-to-date fire protection system in your home vital, but proper installation, maintenance, and placement are important factors as well. Here are some ways to find out if your fire alarm system is up-to-date and reliable.
When it comes to your smoke alarms, age does matter. You should replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. After a decade of constant monitoring, the sensors inside a smoke detector can weaken. Just because the test button is still responsive does not mean the smoke-detecting sensors still work, it just means the power source is still working.
Are your current smoke detectors battery-powered that you installed yourself? For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are professionally installed, interconnected, and hardwired so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing detectors in the following areas: inside every bedroom, right outside every sleeping area, living rooms or family rooms, near stairways, long hallways, and the kitchen. These 110 looped electrical smoke detectors are normally installed by a licensed electrician.
A life-safety monitored smoke detector that is part of a smart home automation system is always safer, smarter, and more efficient than a standalone detector, particularly when it comes to acting in an emergency. Our monitored smoke alarms not only sound and alert you of signs of fire or carbon monoxide but also alerts our 24/7 monitoring station that will dispatch your local fire department. Our home automation system also knows to shut down the HVAC system to reduce the spread of smoke and can automatically unlock smart locks to help for a faster exit (compatible automation devices required for these features).
With fire alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be assured that you are receiving the best protection for your home. If you are interested in upgrading your fire alarm system contact us to schedule a free consultation.