In 2014, there were approximately 494,000 structure fires, which caused 2,860 civilian deaths and 13,425 civilian injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Those fires also caused $9.8 billion in property damage.
Working smoke alarms are critical to preventing fire-related deaths. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke detectors, and 38 percent of deaths occurred in fires where no smoke detector was present at all. The association says the risk of dying in a fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke detectors.
In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. Almost one quarter of smoke alarm failures were due to dead batteries.
Seacoast Security installs smoke and fire detectors as part of its monitoring systems. The detectors are wired to a main control panel, which also has a battery backup. When an alarm activates, the Seacoast Security monitoring center calls your home or business, and if no one answers or is home, the local fire department is called.
Our technicians can install, test and inspect your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly and are up to date.
Contact us to schedule an inspection, or to learn more about our fire alarm and smoke detector installation services.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas and it is extremely difficult to detect. Carbon monoxide can cause sickness, coma, or death when it accumulates in enclosed spaces.
In addition to fire alarms and smoke detectors, our technicians also install carbon monoxide detectors in homes and businesses. Seacoast Security provides carbon monoxide monitoring services to keep you, your family or your employees safe from harm.
Maine state law requires carbon monoxide detectors in each unit of multi-family dwellings and also requires that they be included in any new construction of single-family homes, hotels, motels and college residences such as dorms, sorority and fraternity houses. Contact us for more information about these systems and the regulations that must be met upon installation.