When you buy a home alarm system, is a fire alarm part of the protection that you get? Most of the time the answer to that question is yes, but not always. So be sure to check with your home alarm system company whether or not your system is equipped for fire alarm protection as well.
Fires come unexpected and can cause severe financial stress – as well as inconvience you as you are forced to make other living arrangements after a fire. The cost to replace walls, floors, furniture, ciellings, etc. is usually covered by your home insurance policy, but not always – which is why it is a good idea to know if you are covered with fire alarm protection as part of your home alarm system so that you can minimize the damage if at all possible.
Fire alarm systems come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be part of a home security alarm system or completely seperate. They can come equipped with voice evacuation panels, manual pull stations, or special medical alert components that can be linked to your home alarm system or stand-alone fire alarm system in the event of any kind of medical emergency happen.
Most fire alarm systems – whether they are part of the home alarm system or not – provide 24-hour monitoring services that will alert you regarding key areas of your home such as doors and windows. Should a fire start, the fire alarm system will automatically call the fire department and police department as well as let you know there is a fire starting.
When building your home, it is generally easier to install a fire alarm when you are building it – but you can easily also install a fire alarm in a home that has already been built. You can also dovetail fire alarm services right into a home security alarm system as well.
If you have small children, disabled, or elderly persons residing in your home, fire alarm systems are particularly important to ensure that everyone is able to make it out of the house. Many fire alarm systems have special features that will allow you to inform the fire department of residents who need extra or special help escaping in the event of the a fire, and therefore need to be rescued first.
Based on the size of your home, varying capacity of your system, and local codes for you area, the cost of installing a fire alarm system varies greatly. Installing a fire alarm system into an existing home tends to be more expensive than installing one into a home that is being built, however, there are many options for making fire alarm systems more affordable for homeowners, such as leasing the equipment, which allows you to make payments over a period of time. It is important to note that 24-hour monitoring of your home will cost you a monthly fee plus the cost of installation.
Don’t let a fire destroy your home- install a home fire alarm system and rest easy knowing that your life and the life of your loved ones is in good hands.
But no matter what the cost is, the costs associated with having a fire break out and impact your family are too great to not do all that you can to protect yourself and your family with a fire alarm system.