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May 24, 2021

Monitored Fire Alarms Vs Smoke Detectors In Buffalo

The National Fire Protection Agency advises you place a smoke detector.  At the very least, your home should use a smoke detector in every bedroom, the common space outside sleeping quarters, and on each level of the building (don’t forget the basement). Though, should you just place a standard smoke detector, or do you opt for a more cutting-edge monitored fire alarm? Let's analyze the monitored fire alarm vs. smoke detector in Buffalo discussion and discover which tool you should purchase for your loved ones and home.

Ordinary Smoke Detectors Only Pick Up Smoke

As the name suggests, typical smoke detectors only trigger when they pick up an abundance of smoke. Then they sound off -- usually with a high-volume tone -- until you reboot the device. Naturally, there's no guarantee that anyone will hear the alarm if you’re [[away|absent|not home].

For best results, you should install multi-sensor smoke detectors that are designed for both smoke from both flaming and smoldering remains. It’s advised to pair your detectors so every alarm goes off simultaneously. This way, you can hear if there's a blaze from above, even if it happens from a short circuit in the garage.

Monitored Fire Alarms Notify You To A Fire Emergency When You Are At Home Or Out And About

A monitored fire alarm aesthetically appears and installs the exact same way as your standard smoke detector. If they discover fire conditions anywhere in the premises, they'll emit a high-pitched warning. But, there's a myriad of features that your monitored fire alarms can provide that your smoke detectors cannot.

First, modern sensors will watch for increasing heat as well as smoke. When they discover fire, they'll tell your monitoring center as well as set off the high-volume alarm. That allows you to focus on fleeing from the situation while your monitoring specialist sends emergency services. And since your monitoring team is always alert, your alarms never fail to notify an expert even when you're not home.

Monitored fire alarms commonly hook into your Buffalo home security system. Other devices synced to the same system can be set to react when your fire alarms go off. For example, your linked thermostat can automatically power the ventilation fan, which can help hinder flame growth. Or have your entire home jump into action and have the lights power on, your locks unlatch, and your security system disarms. You can even have your system deliver your mobile device an alert to know that your house is in crisis when you're out on vacation.

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The Decision In Monitored Fire Alarms Vs. Smoke Detectors in Buffalo

It's clear to determine what is superior in a direct comparison between monitored fire alarms and smoke detectors. You just receive so many more tools with a monitored fire alarm.

Standard Smoke Detectors:

● Triggers high-decibel alarm when the device detects an abundance of smoke

Monitored Fire Alarms

● Activates high-decibel alarm when the component finds an abundance of smoke

● PLUS has sensors for high heat

● PLUS links with your home security system

● PLUS contacts a 24/7 monitoring team which will send emergency responders

● PLUS shoots you a notification to your smart device

Get Monitored Fire Alarms As Part Of Your Buffalo Security System

To get the most from your monitored fire alarms, you'll need a state-of-the-art security system, like ADT. Lucky for you, Secure24 Alarm Systems can customize your ADT home security package to include fire and safety alarms. Just call (716) 219-8231 or send in the form below to start.