Installing and Maintaining Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Your Life
With daylight savings time coming to an end this weekend, it’s time that we start not only thinking about turning our clocks back but also replacing the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
During the winter months, fire fatalities or fire-related injuries increase by at least 5%. This fact sheet takes a look at a variety of fire statistics from NFPA reports for 2018, including the numbers of fires, home structure fires, and significant causes of burning. Making it even more vital to make sure the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are changed.
It also suggested that you test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a month to be sure they are operating properly.
But did you know there is another option? What if you never had to remember when the last time was that you checked to make sure the alarms were working or if the batteries needed to be replaced?
Well, you can! With any of our custom automation security systems, you can wirelessly sync one of our smoke or carbon monoxide detectors to your security service. Not only will you get notifications and alerts on your phone, but an in-home alarm would sound if one of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms went off. You were also notifying the proper authorities so they could dispatch the fire department out for help.
Still worried about having the change the batteries every few months? Not with one of our smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. Unlike store-bought detectors, ours come with long life lithium batteries and transmit important status messages such as the battery condition of the detector, malfunctions, and even if it’s been tampered with.
Whether you decide to do a store-bought detector or purchase one that syncs with your security system for an apartment it’s always wise to make sure one is placed in every room. Because your peace of mind is what matters.