Fire protection is needed in all homes. Fires are incredibly damaging and because of this, a monitored smoke detector is an essential tool to combat them. Most home alarm companies offer monitored smoke detectors. Here are a few reasons why you should add one to your home alarm system.
Peace of Mind
Having a monitored smoke detector will provide you with incredible peace of mind. A fire can completely destroy your home. A monitored smoke detector not only provides protection when you’re home but also away. This way if you have a fire, a professionally monitored central station will be notified. They can contact the fire department if necessary. This will limit potential damage to your home.
Reductions in Homeowners Insurance Premiums
Most insurance companies will provide a discount on your homeowner’s insurance by having a monitored smoke detector. They know monitored smoke detectors work. They provide additional support and mitigate the risk of fire damage. The savings will most likely more than cover the cost of the equipment!
Fire protection isn’t expensive. If you thought the price is an issue, it’s not. Most companies provide monitored smoke detectors for under $100. Think Protection has a monitored smoke detector for only $79.99. Plus there’s no additional monthly cost. So you can get a monitored home alarm with a monitored smoke for just $12.99/month!
Monitored smoke detectors work. They will keep you and your family safer. Plus monitored smoke detectors lower the risk of fire damage significantly. They’ll help protect you, your family, your home, and firefighters that may have to be called. There’s no reason not to add one today to your home alarm package!
Here are some fire safety tips to help prevent a fire in your home and stay calm and safe in an emergency:
1. You should have at least one smoke detector on every floor of your home. Most fire departments recommend changing batteries twice a year — in the fall when you set the clocks back and in the spring when you set them forward.
2. Check your house for fire hazards. Fireplaces and electrical cords should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order. If there is someone in the home who smokes, make sure that he disposes of his ashes frequently in a heavy metal container.
3. Make a family fire safety plan. What will you all do if you hear the smoke alarm in the middle of the night? Have the family talk about where to go and what to do in the event of a fire. There should be two ways to escape from every room (in case one way is blocked by fire.) And you should pick a location outside — a neighbor’s house, a big tree, a nearby park — where everyone can meet.
4. Practice your fire safety plan. Don’t just talk about it —run through your plan to make sure everyone knows what to do. Check windows and screens to make sure that they will open if necessary. And practice meeting up at your assigned location outside.
5. If there is a fire in your home, remember this important fire safety tip: Don’t hide, go outside! You may be scared, but never hide during a fire.
6. The best way to escape in the event of a fire is to fall and crawl. Get low to the ground where there is less smoke in the air and crawl your way to safety.
7. If your clothes are on fire, don’t panic. Remember to stop, drop and roll. Keep rolling until the fire is out. Don’t run — it will make the fire spread faster.
8. Never go back inside a burning building. Once you get to the designated meeting spot, stay there and wait for all the family to arrive.
Always think protection, especially with fire safety!