Home Fire Detection
Installing and monitoring burglar alarms is only part of what do. Because of the life safety issues surrounding home fires, we encourage everyone to add fire detection to their home system. Florida Security can put together a plan for your home that includes heat and smoke detectors in high-risk areas like attics, near bedrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Besides providing life safety and property protection, installing an integrated fire system in your home can also save you money on your homeowners’ insurance.
Monitored Fire Systems: For When No One is Home
Monitored smoke and heat detectors offer a greater benefit than stand-alone detectors from a hardware or home improvement store in that they will alert you to a fire when you and your family are not at home. Florida Security’s monitoring station can be your link to the fire department when receiving a signal from your system. Without monitored detectors, it may take several minutes for someone outside your home to realize there is a fire inside. By that time, your home and many of your valuables may be lost. Another benefit of fire alarm monitoring is that it provides a safety net for a home with pets where owners cannot be present at all times.
Monitored Fire Systems: For When Everyone is Home
As devastating as losing your home and valuables is, an even more important reason to have an integrated fire system is for when you and your family are at home. 80% of all fire deaths occur when people are asleep. It is a common misconception that the smell of smoke will awaken you, when, in fact, breathing in smoke and gases could put you into a deeper sleep. Adding sirens to the fire system can give your system a means to awaken your sleeping family. However, the value of having a third party outside of the emergency to send the fire department for you is priceless. In a situation where minutes matter, Florida Security’s dispatch could mean the difference in your family’s survival.
Make a Fire Escape Plan for Your Home
Having fire and smoke detection equipment in your home is only the first step in fire safety. Have you and your family discussed what to do in case there is a fire and you need to escape your home? Every home, especially those with children, should develop a fire escape plan and then practice it at least twice a year. Your escape plan should include two ways to exit each room, an awareness of how to escape your home in the dark, and a pre-arranged meeting place safely away from the home.