We have all been there. You are in the middle of cooking dinner and your ultra-sensitive smoke alarm goes off, blaring an incessant beeping into the evening. You rush to grab a chair to reach and shut off the alarm. The third time this happens, you decide that the smoke alarm is more of a nuisance than a help and you rip the batteries out in frustration and decide you’d rather not deal with an alarm going off every time a small bit of food spills over on your burner.
Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common, leaving homeowners at risk without any form of smoke or carbon monoxide detection in their home. This is a critical issue as according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2016 in “the U.S. a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds. One home structure fire was reported every 90 seconds. One civilian fire injury was reported every 34 minutes. One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes.”
The good news is that fires can be detected and help can be sent in a timely manner if technology is used to your advantage. If you are considering a home security system for your home, one of the wonderful components of that system will be the 24/7 monitored smoke alarm. This system means you never need to worry about an undetected fire again.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of a monitored smoke alarm and why no home should be without this life-saving system — and take note, with Fifteen Alarms, you can pair your home security system with smoke detector monitoring for improved safety.
#1: Accuracy of Operation
In the scenario above, we talked about one of the biggest frustrations homeowners have with their smoke detectors: false readings. No one wants to hear their smoke alarm beeping loudly as they cook dinner. The good news is that when you opt for a monitored smoke alarm, you will enjoy much greater accuracy.
Part of this is due to the quality of equipment but another factor is the professional installation of the smoke detectors. By placing them in the right locations and ensuring they are operating properly, we can help you cut down on false detection so that you do not feel the need to disable these life-saving devices.
#2: Speed in Sending Emergency Responders
One of the best things about our 24/7 monitored smoke detectors is that they allow for rapid response times from emergency responders. Because the system can contact and notify emergency personnel the moment a fire is detected, the time it takes for a responder to show up is cut down dramatically.
Not only will emergency responders be contacted more quickly, they will be provided with accurate information. Instead of receiving a panicked phone call where they need to ask questions to try to determine what is going on, they will receive accurate knowledge from your system about precisely what is happening and where to send help.
#3: Protection for Pets
When you leave your furry pals at home while you are at work, out with friends, or running errands, they are at risk if a fire broke out in the home. While a pet may quickly sense something is awry, they have no way of finding safety on their own.
With a monitored smoke alarm, you have 24/7 peace of mind knowing that emergency responders will be sent to your home right away. Not only will they quickly arrive on the scene to help anyone in the home out, they will have accurate data on your house and the occupants of your home. This can help protect those, such as pets, who might not be able to escape a fire on their own.
#4: Ideal for the Elderly
If you are considering a home security system for your parents, grandparents, or other elderly relatives, one of the huge benefits will be found in the 24/7 fire detection and monitoring. When a fire breaks out in a home, the first thing that usually makes escape impossible is the billowing smoke.
The elderly are particularly affected by this smoke and it can cause them to be weakened quickly. With 24/7 monitoring, first responders will be sent to the scene right away. This allows them to help those who may have passed out from smoke inhalation or become too disoriented to find their way out of the home.
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At Fifteen Alarms, we don’t believe there is a price that can be placed on your peace of mind. However, we do understand that you need a home security system that is affordable while still offering outstanding protection. That is why we are dedicated to providing home monitoring systems that you can fit into your budget. Talk to us today about the right home security system for your needs.
Feel free to reach out to our team at any point to learn more about how we can help you find the right home security system for your family. Fifteen Alarms provides home security services, including smoke alarm monitoring, for homeowners throughout Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, Southwind, Germantown, Whitehaven, and Arlington.