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 excellent 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.
Hardwired 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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