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Combined fire and home security systems: what you should know

Providing a summary of considerations for combining home security and fire prevention/fire alarm products and services

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fire kills somebody in the US every 169 minutes and roughly 85 percent of all those fire deaths occur in homes. Installing a combined fire and home security system is an someone is injured in a home fire every 30 minutes in the USexcellent way to protect your home and family.

Most companies that sell and/or install home security alarm systems offer fire, heat and smoke monitoring as standard features. Critical elements for a combined fire & security system include:

  • Smoke alarms & detectors
  • Smoke sensors
  • Heat sensors
  • Extreme temperature sensors
  • Monitoring services

Some advanced systems also offer what’s referred to as “environmental” monitoring which detects hazardous gases, which can be a source for a fire.

smoke detector and sprinklerHardwired security and monitoring services can be disabled (melted) during a fire. For additional security and reliability, a growing number of home security system providers are routinely offering wireless, remote and cellular-based monitoring services.


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