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Discover What No One Ever Tells You about Home Smoke Detectors

by Derek October 9, 2014


Everywhere you turn people tout the safety offered by home smoke detectors. Fire safety officials, government officials and retailers throughout the country rave about home smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

There’s something about most of these smoke and carbon monoxide detectors however that you don’t know, vital information that impacts your safety.

Most smoke detectors will simply burn up with your home. They won’t summon the fire department to send help for you or to fight the fire.

The vast majority of smoke detectors for sale at big box stores and other retailers are designed to only make a sound upon activation inside your home. The hope is that the sound will notify the occupants that a fire is present so they can leave safely.

They aren’t designed to summon help when needed. They aren’t designed to eliminate fire damage at your home.

That’s why it’s best to have monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. These detectors send an alarm signal to an alarm monitoring center when they detect smoke or carbon monoxide. They also activate a loud siren inside the home to let occupants know it’s time to leave the home due to a fire emergency.

Monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be tied into most burglar alarm systems, making them quite affordable and practical for the average homeowner. They’ll also notify the monitoring center if they’ve lost power or are operating on battery back-up.

You can get monitored smoke and fire detectors from any reliable home security company. We’d be happy to help you too. Feel free to call us at (855) 334-6562 for more information.