Building codes now require that Smoke Detectors be placed throughout new homes in order to wake sleeping occupants in time to escape a fire. But what happens if nobody is home? Monitored smoke detectors alert the Fire Department to a potential fire. Connected to the alarm system’s central battery backup, there are no nuisance batteries that need to be changed once a year. Monitored photoelectric smoke detectors look for a 2% visible concentration of smoke in the air avoiding false alarms that other smoke detectors may cause.
Rate of Rise Heat Detector
In some areas, such as a garage, attic, kitchen, or mechanical closet, fire is a higher risk but not a stable environment for a smoke detection. In these locations Heat Detectors can be installed to alarm if the temperature in an area becomes excessive or if they sense that the temperature is rising quickly.
Carbon Monoxide System Detector
Called the “silent killer”, Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that has only recently been recognized for the lethal hazard it represents in most homes. Placed in areas where a burning fuel may more likely ignite, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, like smoke detectors, can save your life when you are most vulnerable; at night.
Available for almost any specific gas, including Natural or Propane Gas, these detectors are usually placed in enclosed areas that house major gas appliances such as furnaces, dryers and water heaters to detect leaks. While the odor of leaking gas may alert the homeowner to its presence, dangerous amounts may build up, forming an explosion hazard while the owner is asleep or away.