Installing Smoke and Heat Detection Systems

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Installing Smoke and Heat Detection Systems

housefireWhen you install a residential alarm system, you should consider including an integrated smoke and heat detection system. According to 2009 data from the National Fire Protection Association, on average, a fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in the United States and a residential fire occurs every 84 seconds. Every year in the United States, approximately 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires.

A smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. Fires can occur in a variety of ways and in any room of your home. But no matter where or how, having a smoke alarm is the first key step towards your family’s safety. In a fire, smoke and deadly gases tend to spread farther and faster than heat. That’s one reason why most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep because occupants are unaware of the fire until there is not adequate time to escape. About two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are considered to be one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire and could reduce the risk of dying from a fire in your home by almost half.

Smoke alarms can be connected to the home’s wiring system, battery powered, or a combination of both. Interconnected smoke alarms may provide improved protection and offer more escape time in a fire. This type of smoke alarm allows all smoke alarms to sound if one has detected smoke. With interconnected smoke alarms, a fire in the basement, for example, will trigger the closest smoke alarm and alert all the occupants in the home by sounding all the smoke alarms.

Petitbon Alarm Company provides a variety of Smoke, Heat, Carbon Monoxide, and Natural Gas Detectors, as well as monitoring of home sprinkler system, to protect your home and your family. These devices are monitored through your security system, and the fire department is notified of an activation.