Fire Alarms, Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
In a typical home fire, occupants have just minutes to escape. By having properly installed and maintained smoke detectors, you can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death by a fire. By enlisting Vital Security to install a smoke detector that is connected to your new or existing fire security system, you can be sure the fire department will be dispatched in the event of a fire alarm. Plus, we offer reliable fire alarm monitoring from a redundant, UL listed central station.
The Facts about Smoke Detectors
Smoke alarms are required by law in Texas, and for good reason. When they are properly installed and operating, smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
Before Texas passed a law requiring homes to have working smoke alarms installed in 2007, there were far more fire deaths reported than there are now. In fact, almost two-thirds of reported home fire deaths in 2003-2006 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead. But with Vital Security as your smoke alarm installer, there’s no need to worry about batteries. Our detectors are powered by our main control panel, which has a self-recharging battery backup. Unlike standard smoke detectors, we monitor your smoke detectors and dispatch the fire department in the case of an alarm. We also monitor smoke detectors for trouble conditions and notify you accordingly.
Fire Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Of course, a monitored fire alarm is also a valuable defense against the devastation of home fires. Vital Security can install, monitor and maintain a fire alarm that will help reduce the risk of your family being victimized by a house fire. The fire alarm can be integrated into the same panel as your burglar alarm, so your family can enjoy more comprehensive protection from disturbances.
Carbon monoxide detectors are another important tool to have installed in your system. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that is undetectable to the human nose; most people don’t know they have carbon monoxide in the home until the symptoms of poisoning have taken their toll. Others never know because it kills them in their sleep. Don’t let this happen to your family; ask Vital Security to install carbon monoxide detection along with your fire alarm.