Protect Your Home From Smoke, Fire, and Carbon Monoxide
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Break-ins aren't your only concern when protecting your loved ones
Burglary may be the most talked about home safety risk, but carbon monoxide and fires can be far more dangerous. A small flame can grow quickly if not addressed right away, but even more deadly is the heat and smoke that follows.
Know the risks by learning the facts
Keep this information in mind to understand the importance of having an early detection monitoring system:
- On average, a home structure fire is reported every 85 seconds.
- In 2013, 1.2 million incidents resulted in 3,240 civilian deaths and 16,000 injuries.
- More than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in homes.
- Roughly half of those deaths took place during typical sleeping hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying by about 50 percent.
Early and effective detection of smoke and monoxide is the key to protection
Those few extra seconds gained from being alerted to a hazardous situation early can be the difference between life and death. The majority of home deaths happen in areas where the smoke alarms don't function or weren't put up at all.
Even with this knowledge the majority of fires take place when no one is home. This means there is no one to call or notify authorities of the hazard, leaving your home completely unprotected. This is why you should have sensors that can be monitored around the clock - so your family, and your home, are protected.
Carbon Monoxide is both silent and deadly
Odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is extremely difficult to detect until you're already ill. Early signs are dizziness, headache, or vomiting which could be caused by a bad heating unit or improper ventilation.
As many as 500 people in America die every year from accidental exposure, and another 15,000 become so ill they must seek out medical attention.
This danger should not be ignored and a proper early detection system with monitoring can make the difference in getting the help you need before it's too late.