It is a natural instinct to want to protect those that you love. Whether it is your parents, your significant other, your children or even extended family and friends, people will do almost anything to keep their family safe. With that being the case, many people are not entirely sure of the first steps they need to take to protect their family. The fact is that safety starts with the place in which you spend the most time: your home. How can you keep you and your family safe and sound while at home? You need a home security system. A home security system can be your lifeline in an emergency and can help keep you safe.
Monitored Smoke Detectors
Most people equate home security systems with the idea of having equipment such as a keypad, but the truth is that a home alarm system can be so much more. Life safety devices can turn a home alarm system into a full home security system by providing 24/7 monitoring for emergencies. The most popular life safety device is a monitored smoke detector, which can save lives in the case of a fire. It’s obvious that every home needs a smoke detector, what is the advantage of a monitored smoke detector?
If there is ever a fire in your home, a monitored smoke detector will be your direct connection to a certified monitoring centre that can dispatch the fire department within seconds. That means that if you are home, the smoke detector will wake you up and get you out of the home. If you are away from home, a monitored smoke detector will be the only connection your home has to keep your home and your pets safe. Having a monitored smoke detector also means that you should qualify for a great home insurance discount. In fact, home insurance companies like home security systems and monitored smoke detectors so much that they can save you up to 20% off your premiums!
Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Having a monitored carbon monoxide detector is essential for every home. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odorless gas that is poisonous and can kill people and animals in minutes. The most difficult aspect of dealing with carbon monoxide (CO) is that there is no warning if there is a leak in your home. The only way to know of its presence is with a carbon monoxide detector. With a monitored carbon monoxide detector as part of your home security system, you will hear an audible noise when CO is detected in your home. Your home will also be monitored by a monitoring station, which means that you can receive a response within seconds and first responders can be at your home within minutes in case of an emergency. And when it comes to emergencies, every second counts.
Environmental sensors save countless lives every year, but you need to keep safe from more than just the elements. Having a home security system means that you will always have a connection to help via a panic button. A panic button is located on virtually every home alarm system keypad, and signals a monitoring station that a real emergency is taking place and that help is needed right away. This is especially important when you consider that most intruders go to the front door of the home prior to a break in. They will often knock at the door to see if someone is home before gaining entry. If you have a panic button right by your front door, you will be able to press it for immediate help in case someone is trying to gain entry by forcing their way in. Home invasions are a scary invasion of privacy and can have dire results, so having that extra bit of protection just in case can mean all of the difference in the world.
No matter where you live or what your circumstances, you want to keep your family safe. The best way to start is by having a home security system and having it monitored by the best. Alarm Guard’s security experts are here to find you the perfect solution to keep your family safe. Call us now for a free consultation at 855 979 9224!
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