Brinks Home Security Article
Fire Alarm Systems For Your Home
Fire alarm systems are so important for the security and safety of your home. They are very reasonably priced, starting ay approximately $20.00.
Smoke detectors are comprised of two basic components, a sensor to detect the smoke and an alarm which is set off to alert people that there is a fire. Most fire alarms run on a 9 volt battery or a current.
Certainly any threat to your home including burglary, adverse weather conditions such as a tornado or hurricane will damage your home. So, you will want some protection. A fire could occur by accident and so it is in your best interest, as well as your family to have an alarm system in order. It will give you peace of mind.
Commercial as well as individual property owners have fire alarms simply because one could occur at any time without warning. Most insurance companies require them.
Some systems perform double duty by providing both fire and burglary alarms. The alarms cover doors, windows and other large areas including entry ways and patios and balconies. They may include a total service which includes monitoring for 24 hours.
Some people cannot afford a total service which includes 24 hour a day monitoring. However, a basic fire alarm and fire extinguisher will provide you with some protection and are essential to any residential property.
In your home, fires could occur for a multitude of reasons including grease fires, a cigarette that has not been completely distinguished such as an unfortunate accident so, you want to be sure your family is protected.
There are a variety of different detectors including ionization which are relatively inexpensive. They have a chamber which provides a source for ionizing radiation which detects smoke. They are relatively inexpensive and can detect even small amounts of smoke quickly.
A photo beam detector is used with light. However, there needs to be a sufficient amount of smoke to block a light. These types of detectors are very large and bulky and if you are there when the alarm goes off, you will most likely notice the fire before the alarm goes off. There needs to be a great deal of smoke to block light and make the alarm go off.
There are smoke detectors that work based on the heat and temperature of a room. These are more specialized and can be costly.
Smoke detectors have saved millions and millions of lives. Make sure you have at least a basic model in your home or apartment so that you are warned of a fire. They provide an immediate alarm and alert you and your family of smoke so that you can escape. They may awaken you or your children that a fire is occurring.