Smoke & Heat Detectors
Smoke and heat detectors are important fire-safety devices that should be installed in every home and business. Detecting a fire as soon as possible for saving lives and salvaging your property. Fires occur everyday, and they aren't always the result of human error. Things like electrical problems, natural gas leaks, pets and nature can all cause an unexpected fire. Whether you are present or away from the scene, properly functioning smoke and heat detectors will provide great assistance during a fire.
If a fire occurs while you and your family are asleep, then it is crucial that you are alerted as quickly as possible. A smoke and heat detector paired with your system will notice the smoke or excessively high temperature very quickly. It will then put the system into a fire alarm. This will cause any siren setup with the system to activate. Many smoke and heat detectors also include built-in sounders that will help ensure that everyone inside the premises is alerted. Most fire-related deaths occur because the building occupants sleep through the situation. Smoke and heat detectors used with alarm systems will prevent this from happening and ensure that you are alerted in time.
Smoke and heat detectors are also extremely useful if a fire occurs while you are away. Contacting the fire department as soon as possible is very important for controlling the situation and stopping the fire from spreading. Firefighters may be able to save precious items and pieces of your property. If you have central station monitoring service, an activate smoke and heat detector with an alarm system will ensure that the local fire department is informed immediately. Even if you aren't there to respond to a fire, the fire department will still arrive on the scene. They will work to manage the fire and try to limit any serious damage. This is a much favorable situation than leaving a fire left uncontrolled and unmonitored.
As the name implies, smoke and heat detectors respond to both smoke and high temperatures. If either situation is detected, the device will alert the system. Most smoke and heat sensors detect smoke before they detect high temperatures. But there are some cases where the high temperatures may reach the sensor first. Having both sensing abilities is important for ensuring that a fire is properly detected. Alternatively, you can also purchase standalone smoke detectors or standalone heat detectors. Standalone smoke sensors are occasionally preferred in extremely hot climates where it's possible that a very high ambient temperature may result in a false alarm. Standalone heat sensors are used in areas like bathrooms, kitchens, garages and attics where excessive moisture, dust or smoke from cooking may create false alarms.