Security systems are becoming more popular each year because burglaries are becoming more common, but very few people really think of installing an advanced fire alarm system. There were over 500,000 structure fires in the United States which caused about 13,000 deaths and over 10 billion dollars worth of damage. A burglar is going to take your jewelry or the expensive things from your home, but a fire is going to take absolutely everything. It is scary because a fire can spread quickly and consume an entire room in a matter of minutes. Here are a few reasons that you should consider getting an advanced fire alarm system installed in your home.
Smoke And Heat Detectors
A big reason that modern advanced fire alarms are so effective is because they detect more than just smoke; they can actually detect a fluctuation in the temperature of the room. If a room escalates in temperature too quickly or reaches a specific temperature, then the alarm will sound. This is great because often a door can block smoke from reaching a specific smoke alarm, but with smoke and heat detectors, the alarm will still sound because of the escalated temperature in the home.
In the event of a fire, every minute could be the difference between losing a room or two and losing the entire home. Many of the systems that you can have installed in your home now will automatically notify you of the fire, but they will also notify the local fire department of the fire. If the local fire department knows about the fire quickly and responds quickly, then there is a good chance that they may be able to save your home. A quick response advanced fire alarm system truly could be the difference in the event of a fire.
Depending on who you are insured with, installing an advanced fire alarm system may end up saving you money in the long run. Talk to your insurance company and ask if they offer any incentives for those that install a fire alarm system in their home. You may find that you will save a good chunk of money after installing the system. This is because the insurance company realizes that the alarm system is designed to save homes and people. More than anything, it may just be the fact that a fire alarm system is going to give you a great deal of peace of mind.
Contact a company like Southern Maine Cabling to learn more.