Installing fire alarms and security systems in homes is quite common. When the security system is breached, loud alarms can deter burglars, but when fire alarms go off, and you are not at home, there may be no response to them and unless you have a sprinkler system also attached, your home could burn down.
Your being away from home may save you and your family, but your possessions could be lost and lead to substantial damage. You can benefit from some attention from firefighters if you have your home fire alarm system linked to a monitoring system that provides attention all round the clock. These companies that have monitoring systems are professionals, and once they get an intimation of any smoke or heat detector in your alarm system having been activated, they will immediately inform the local authorities so that firefighters can be dispatched to your address within minutes of the alarm having been triggered.
You can opt for a fire alarm monitoring system that is combined with your burglar alarm system. The connection between your alarm systems and the monitoring company will be either through telephone lines or through wireless communication. Telephone lines can be cut by burglars and render the system useless so obviously, a company that uses a wireless system of communication is to be preferred.
Many companies that offer fire alarm monitoring will also inspect the system that has been set up and let you know if it is following all the local fire codes. They may also suggest improvements to bring them in line with the latest developments and technology in fore fighting. This way your system will always be up to date. Some of them can also undertake regular maintenance and this ensures that your system is always functional.
There is a cost attached to monitoring of your systems, but you are saved the problem of sending notifications to the firefighting department and the police if your security alarms are also part of the service you are paying for. The company will be directly tapped into your system and will know its exact location. They can also be in a position to advise firefighters of the layout of your home and the installed security and fire alarm systems. This information can be of vital help to the authorities tasked with dealing with the problems that have arisen.
Fire alarm and security system monitoring is best left to the professionals who can be of immense help to you in ensuring the safety and protection of your home.