It’s very likely that your home will already have a standalone electric smoke alarm fitted. It may be a mains smoke alarm or battery-powered device, designed to provide an audible warning. This is the bare minimum level of protection. If you have smoke alarms fitted at home, make sure you regularly test them and replace their batteries. Do not ever remove batteries as this can leave you and your family at risk.
Our recommended approach is to combine fire detection with intruder detection. If you already have a home alarm system installed, hard wired smoke alarms can be simply connected to your alarm system as additional ‘zones’. Better still, if you have used our monitoring service, you and your keyholders can be notified of any activations from your linked smoke alarms, even when you’re not at home. This is without doubt the most comprehensive solution and can significantly reduce damage and devastation.
It really is all about prevention and risk reduction. A fire can spread rapidly in just a matter of minutes. Hard wired smoke alarms are designed to detect signs of a fire in its earliest stages. Knowing about the threat before it has the chance to become uncontrollable can enable it to be dealt with quicker, reducing damage and potentially saving lives.
Wired smoke detectors work in different ways. A mains smoke alarm or hardwired smoke detector linked to your burglar alarm can use clever technology to not just detect a fire, but also identify what type of fire it is.
Using a combination of a carbon monoxide and smoke detector devices provides effective warning against fire and hazardous gas leaks. This is our strongest recommendation for your protection.
If you are interested in a fire detection system for your home, please contact us to arrange your free-of-charge surveyor visit.