You have invested a lot of money into your home, and you want to make sure that you protect it. There are many burglaries in the United States each year, and you do not want to be one of those homes. You may have even bought a security system to protect your family and your home. However, did you know that in 2015 there were over five hundred thousand structure fires? A house fire is capable of consuming a house in a matter of minutes and should not be taken lightly. Most homes have smoke alarms in them to allow you to get out of your burning home, but most homes do not have anything more than that. Here are three reasons that you should seriously consider installing a fire alarm system in your home.
Integrate Fire And Security
Most security systems now can actually integrate with a fire alarm. This allows you as the homeowner to not only have a good security system, but also to have a good fire protection system. So if there is a fire in your home, instead of just making a lot of noise to wake you up, the system will actually notify the fire department so they can respond. The nature of fire makes every single minute count in the event of an emergency, so the fire department being notified as soon as possible is a very important aspect of fire safety.
Unlike regular smoke alarms, the alarms that are on the market now that integrate into security systems will also measure the temperature. If there is a fire in a nearby room, but the door is shut, smoke might not reach the smoke alarm for a little while. However there may be a dramatic shift in temperature. If the alarm catches a significant change in temperature, the alarm will also be tripped. The alarms are better suited for your home because it adds another dimension to your safety.
Can you imagine if a fire was able to reach a furnace and hit the gas line that was feeding the furnace? That could cause a lot of damage to you and your home. Many of the fire alarm systems on the market can come with a smart thermostat that will actually cut power and gas from the furnace. This can actually inhibit the spread of the fire, and give the firefighters a longer time to respond.