Connecting Your Home to the Fire Department

There is a lot we can do to prevent and reduce fires, but what about those circumstances over which we have no control?

For instance, what will you do if a fire breaks out at your home when you’re not there? Who will call the fire department? One measure of protection you can take is connecting your home to the fire department, aka fire alarm monitoring.

Your conventional smoke detector is known as a single-station unit, meaning that when it goes off, it only warns those who can hear it within earshot. Alarm monitoring systems send a signal over your phone or home network to alert the fire department.

The benefits of having your smoke detectors linked directly with the fire department should be obvious: you can 24 hour protection, a super fast emergency response, and many insurance companies will offer discounts for those connected. Finally, your system can even deter breakins (many won’t risk entering if they see the decal on the window).

If you have recently bought a home, you might not know whether your smoke detectors are connected to the fire department. The only certain way of doing this is by calling the company that installed the system.

Of course not everyone can take advantage of fire alarm monitoring services, but thanks to Auto Fire Guard, you can get most of the protection a fire alarm system can offer.