Of course, we all know how important it is to install smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms throughout our homes to alert us to a possible deadly situation, but did you know that your life and your family’s lives can be even more protected with a monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system? According to research on smoke alarm presence and performance by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), when compared to reported home fires with no smoke alarms at all, the death rate per 1,000 reported fires between the years 2003 and 2006 is 14% lower when battery-operated smoke alarms are present; however, the statistics change when a hardwired smoke alarm system, such as what we at Unlimited Security can install in your home, is present. The death rate is 53% lower. Having your alarm system connected to a 24-hour emergency center increases your safety even more. We would like to tell you more about why having a monitored smoke and carbon dioxide alarm system in your home can save your life.
The most important benefit of a monitored smoke and carbon dioxide alarm is the early warning and immediate contact to emergency responders.
When your smoke and carbon dioxide alarm is connected to a remote monitoring center, the emergency response is immediate when an incident occurs. The monitoring station will attempt to contact you, the homeowner, and will immediately dispatch the best emergency response when the alarm is activated. This means, even if you are not at home, you will still be alerted to the possible fire or carbon monoxide leak in your house. Early notification is so important to life safety for three reasons:
- The evacuation time for occupants in the home is increased.
- Emergency medical help can be sent, if needed.
- The first responders can help everyone exit the building safely. This is extremely crucial for the elderly and the handicapped. Additionally, even healthy residents may be overcome by smoke or toxic gases and be unable to evacuate on their own.
The 24-hour monitoring station will have important information about your family stored in their system to provide additional assistance, if necessary.
If your household includes small children, elderly, or disabled, the monitoring center will see this if your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is activated. They will be able to give this information to the first responders to prepare them that special assistance will be needed.
When your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is monitored and professionally installed by Unlimited Security, the reliability and effectiveness of this alarm is greatly increased.
At Unlimited Security, we know the best places in your home to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and you can rest easy knowing the system has been properly installed. We can also help keep your residence up to date with the proper codes in your city. Another feature of this alarm system is the monitoring station will alert you when there is a problem with your alarm as well as schedule a service appointment to solve the issue.
Have more questions about monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarms? Contact Unlimited Security to ask us anything you need to know.