Cost effective fire alarm protection solutions

National Fire Protection Association Fire Statistics:

  • Every 23 seconds a fire department responds to a fire
  • Every 66 seconds one structural fire is reported
  • Every 85 seconds one home structure fire is reported
  • Every 46 seconds one outside fire is reported
  • Every 156 seconds there is one vehicle fire reported
  • Every 32 minutes one civilian fire injury is reported
  • Every 3 hours and 4 minutes one civilian fire death occurs
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Fire protection for a home is critical. According to recent statistics, 67% of all reported fires occur at home. In almost every instance, early warning could have prevented severe structural damage and injury. A smoke detector can detect smoke before there is a fire.

The best way to be protected from fires is to install a monitored smoke detector. The monitored smoke and heat detectors are different from the typical residential smoke detector. The commonly used smoke detectors installed in houses are designed only for local alarm. These non-monitored smoke detectors are designed to alert those inside the home. Unless someone hears the fire alarm siren at home or unless a neighbor is alerted, the fire department will not know to dispatch an emergency response team to put the fire out.

The difference with the Honeywell smoke detector is that this is a monitored smoke detector. This smoke detector is always being monitored by a central station 24/7/365. If the fire alarm is triggered, the central station will alert the fire department immediately to dispatch an emergency response team. This is especially important to protect you when you are away from the home or if you have become unable to call for help at home.

There are two types of residential fire monitored detectors. One type is known as a smoke detector. Another type is called a heat detector. Smoke detectors are installed inside the home to detect smoke. Heat detectors are designed differently. The heat detector will not go off with smoke but is designed to trip into alarm once a certain high temperature is reached, such as 135 F or 190F. Heat detectors are used in areas where a smoke detector is not practical such as in kitchens. Heat detectors are also a practical solution for dusty and enclosed areas in the house that have some risk for fire. For example, it is common to place a heat detector next to a water heater in the garage.

A Honeywell fire protection system is affordable and expandable as needed. Did you know that many home insurance companies provide a discount for having the home monitored for fire?