First Alert Professional Security Systems shares this information about how important it is to have a monitored smoke detector system installed in your home:
If you own a smoke detector, you obviously realize how important they can be in helping prevent loss of life and property. But, it is important to understand the differences between the battery-operated smoke detector you buy at the store and a smoke detector installed by an Authorized Dealer. The battery- operated smoke detectors that you buy in the store are “stand alone” and not connected to other smoke detectors or warning devices.
Should a fire break out while no one is at home, it would take a long time before anyone outside would see that there is a fire. It takes a tremendous amount of heat to break a window, allowing smoke to escape and making the fire visible from the outside. By that time, your home and everything you’ve worked so hard for could be gone.
With monitored smoke detection, the fire can be identified in its very early stages – often before you would know there is a problem. The fire department may have a chance to arrive at your home before your property and valuables are completely lost, and most importantly, before anyone gets hurt.
Consider the advantages of these early warning devices:
• Home or away, awake or asleep, armed or disarmed, these detectors are working to protect your home and family
• When smoke is detected, a signal is sent immediately to the Central Station who can summon the fire department
• Monitored smoke detectors continue to work even if there is a power failure
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