Security Is Not Enough – Why You Need a Fire Alarm Too!September 4, 2014
Numerous home owners think that once they have paid to install a burglar alarm system in their home, garage and outbuildings, they will not need to worry about anything else when it comes to safety. However, this is not true, as another component which is crucial to ensure your family’s safety is that of a home fire alarm system.
Detects what you cannot
One of the main reasons that having a home fire alarm system is absolutely essential is that in many cases, it will be able to detect that a fire has started long before you are able to. A home fire system will not only be able to detect smoke and heat from a fire; it will also do an excellent job of providing you and your family (as well as pets)with sufficient time to evacuate the house by means of the nearest safe exit if you happen to be at home when a fire breaks out.
Provides Peace of Mind
Having a fire warning system in your home will provide you with peace of mind in knowing that you and your family are protected even as you sleep. Most new systems are also able to link to your home alarm system or cell phone so that you can be notified immediately in the event of a fire starting. Once a system like this has detected unusual levels of heat and smoke inside your home, it can also be set up in such a way that a notification is sent through to your local fire department. A fire truck can then be dispatched to your house to fight the fire before it gets too big.
Save Treasured Items
Another advantage of having a fire system in your home is that if you are at home when it activates, you will at least have a little time to try and save some of your possessions before the fire burns out of control. This is especially handy if you are a collector of antiques or other valuable items, as many of these are completely irreplaceable if they are lost. However, when questioned, most people state that in the event of a fire, they would save family photos and heirlooms before trying to save any other items (with the exception of family members and pets, of course).
Add Value to your Property
It has been noted many times that potential home buyers are usually more willing to purchase a property if they know that the necessary security and fire alarm systems have already been installed. This allows the home owner to focus his or her efforts on other areas of the home that may require attention and it also means that in most cases, no additional money will have to be spent on having them installed after the purchase has taken place.
When having a home fire alarm system installed, it is crucial to ensure that you spend as much as you can possibly afford and that the company doing the installation is properly certified, as the lives of your family members can never be replaced in the event of a tragedy occurring.