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August 14th, 2013

The Standard Requirements For Smoke Alarms In a New Home

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When purchasing a new home, there are several standard requirements that must be met for smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are an absolute necessity in any home, as they are designed to protect you from harm in the event of a fire. New home builders must install smoke alarms in their proper locations before the house is legally able to be sold on the market. While you may think that one smoke alarm in the household may be sufficient, you may actually need several in order for the house to pass regulations and laws.

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June 29th, 2013

Figuring Out How Many Smoke Alarms You Need

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The number of smoke alarms you need in your home depends on the structure of your home and your personal habits. At minimum, there should be one smoke detector on each floor of the home. If you have a basement, you should install a smoke detector there too. The main purpose of a smoke detector is to wake up residents if their home is on fire while they are asleep. Therefore, place a smoke alarm (more…)

June 20th, 2013

Additional Fire Safety Equipment For Your Home

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Smoke detectors are the most popular and most common piece of equipment found in home and businesses for fire prevention and protection. In addition to smoke detectors, there are several other tools you can purchase and install in your home to help protect against fires.

While smoke detectors or alarms can pick up on the presence of smoke, a heat sensor can detect extreme temperatures and alert you of when there’s a very hot area in your home. This type of sensor may alert you of a fire quicker than a smoke detector because the smoke coming off a fire may take longer to reach and set off the alarm than heat will. Some states like Florida and areas in the south experience hotter than normal temperatures in the summer and even spring months. Having a heat sensor like the ones in security systems found here: http://www.securitychoice.com/adt-home-security/Florida/, can alert you of dangerously high temperatures, in addition to fire.

Another piece of equipment is a rope ladder. They can be purchased or made with materials in your home, but the models that you purchase have been tested and approved for safety. Keeping rope ladders by or near windows allows for a quick and safe escape from second (or even first) floor windows. Many other types of affordable and practical fire safety equipment are available and could help save your life in a fire.

May 15th, 2013

Hardwired vs. Battery Operated Fire Alarms

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Fire alarms provide essential security for homeowners, but those who purchase fire alarms are faced with a decision. Should they purchase battery-operating systems, or should they purchase hardwired ones? Here are some of the benefits of both types of systems.

Hardwired systems provide the ultimate in security. With occasional testing, homeowners can be assured that their systems will perform correctly in case of a fire, and they will not have to deal with the hassles of changing batteries. In addition, (more…)

May 12th, 2013

A Fire Alarm Is Working All the Time

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Keeping your family safe by using home security alarms is a great idea. You should also install fire alarms in the kitchen, hallways and in front of each bedroom. This will ensure that everyone in the home has the opportunity to hear the fire alarms. Develop a family safety plan where everyone knows where to meet should the fire alarm go off. You should choose an outdoor spot where your family members will meet. Make sure everyone knows to leave their room through (more…)

May 11th, 2013

When To Replace Your Fire Alarm

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Fire alarms perform a vital function in the home, alerting you if smoke is detected in the residence. Today, most homes come with fire alarms pre-installed. If your home does not already have sufficient smoke detector or alarm coverage, you will want to invest in additional devices to keep your property and family safe. It is also essential to test and replace your alarms frequently, ensuring they are in working order.

On average, a fire alarm should be tested every month. This will (more…)

May 8th, 2013

Why Should I Get a Fire Alarm?

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If you do not already have a fire alarm in your home or place of business, then this is something that you are going to want to change as soon as possible. After all, fire alarms have been statistically proven to reduce the chances of serious injury or death in the event of a fire. Not to mention, they are relatively inexpensive to install and as simple to maintain as remembering to regularly change the batteries and test the system.

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May 4th, 2013

The Decrease of House Fire Deaths Since Smoke Alarms

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Deaths related to house fires are on the decline now that more and more people are using smoke alarms and home security systems. These alarms will sound off if they sense smoke and other issues inside of the home. One thing that you need to do is to make sure that the fire alarms in your home are continually working. After all, there is absolutely no reason to have this type of alarm if it isn’t even working and is not going to be able to warn you when there is a smoke issue in the house. (more…)