The advantages of installing a fire alarm system are numerous. Having systems in your home that will help keep your family and guests safe when emergencies occur are essential. Fire alarm systems, often referred to as smoke alarms, are devices that detect the presence of smoke and heat in the atmosphere, allowing you and your family to get to safety. Here’s a breakdown of why you should make sure that you have a functioning fire alarm system in your home right now.
Fire alarms provide audible alerts. This is an important feature because you may not always be in the same room or area where the fire starts. The alert will give you time to respond to the fire, by escaping to a safe place outside or addressing the flame with a fire extinguisher.
Fire alarms are flexible appliances and can be installed in any specific area of your choice. If you follow the guidelines provided by the fire alarm manufacturer, you can place them in spaces that have fire hazards, like the kitchen. Be careful near spaces like bathrooms where steam from showers could falsely trigger the alarm. Be also sure to place them in areas where they can be easily heard, near bedrooms and family rooms.
Even if you aren’t home, remote monitoring will alert you to any fire emergencies at your residence. These connected systems will send alerts to your smartphone and fire emergency personnel that will respond to the emergency in a timely manner. In addition, these systems will also send emergency medical help for other issues that anyone at your home may be facing.
Fire alarm systems are often rolled into a package that includes burglary alarms, which can raise the overall cost of the system. When fire alarm systems are purchased as standalone units, the cost is much lower, with the only additional expense being changing the batteries in the alarm units.
Fire Prevention and Protection Services from Advanced Fire Protection Systems
Advanced Fire Protection Systems is committed to providing all of our commercial and residential customers with effective and appropriate fire protection systems. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to meet all of your fire protection needs and keep your business running. We provide full-service design, construction, testing, and maintenance for all water-based fire protection systems. Let us use our years of experience to protect your residential or commercial property from fires. To get started with Advanced Fire Protection Systems today, contact us online or give us a call at 443-557-0321.