Whether it is your home or business that needs our top of the line services, we are happy to assist you. We understand the importance of developing a system that works for your unique needs, because every situation needs a custom solution.
Residential Fire Alarm Systems and Smoke Alarm Monitoring
Don’t be in the line of fire. When searching for fire and security companies for your home, nothing is too good for you and your family. A moment’s delay in discovering or reacting to a fire or related hazard can be the difference between life and death. Monitored fire alarm systems are the wave of the future for fire detection companies, and Wayne Alarm Systems can provide you with a fire alarm system that will give you the ultimate peace of mind.
Fire alarm monitoring companies like Wayne Alarm Systems do more than installing an alarm that sounds when exposed to smoke. We connect your alarm to our state-of-the-art, five-diamond, UL-listed and FM-approved monitoring center. Whether a fire starts in your home at 3 a.m. when you are asleep or in the afternoon while you’re at work, we can let you and the fire department know immediately to limit the damage as much as possible.
We focus on fast and accurate responses with an average time of eight seconds. With a monitored system, you can send the authorities to your home whenever an emergency occurs, whether you’re there or not. If you have kids home alone or pets in the house, this remote response can be life-saving.
Unlike stand-alone units, all our detection systems link directly to your entire security system and will sound the alert to summon help whether you’re home or away. We can help you integrate your alarms with a variety of security devices and automated home applications.
Types of Fire Alarms
As a complete fire alarm monitoring company, we offer multiple fire detection and alarm solutions, including detection for the following.
Naturally, our fire alarm monitoring services include smoke detection, as excessive smoke is usually the first sign of a dangerous fire. When the system detects a specific amount of smoke, the alarm will alert you while our monitoring center dispatchers notify local emergency services.
In addition to the danger of fire and carbon monoxide, other gas may leak into your home, presenting a severe health hazard. An undetected gas leak can cause significant property damage when exposed to sparks or open flame. On top of the damage caused to your property, you can experience symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and irregular breathing. When you have a gas leak, the sooner you can get out of your home and alert the proper emergency personnel, the fewer health risks you are apt to face. Knowing whether you have a gas leak can be tricky at times. That’s when Wayne Alarm’s gas leak monitoring can prove incredibly useful.
It’s true that when there’s smoke, there’s fire, but if you cook or perform other activities that produce a lot of smoke, you may want detectors that trigger an alarm when the heat reaches levels only a fire could create. Wayne Alarm can provide you with a custom solution in cases where smoke detection is not an appropriate method for fire alert.
Some smoke detector systems are more innovative than others and can integrate with other security systems and home devices. For instance, you may be able to turn off air conditioning to slow the spread of smoke if you have a smart thermostat. Wayne Alarm Systems is also a pioneer in home automation and can help you set this kind of response up and activate it with a monitored fire alarm system. It’s also possible to connect multiple smoke alarms, causing them all to go off when one triggers. These systems are useful in multi-level houses.
Other possible integrations for home fire alarm systems include accessories for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Strobe lights and bed shakers are necessary to alert them of a fire in the middle of the night. Many major alarm manufacturers offer these types of additions. Since our ability to hear high-pitched sounds diminishes as we age, a mixed, low-pitched sound may be more effective for older people.
Most fire alarms are either ionization alarms, which are quick to detect fast, high-flame fires, or photoelectric alarms, which are better for smoldering fires that may generate a substantial amount of smoke. Both have their place, but the International Association of Firefighters recommends photoelectric smoke alarms. Dual-sensor alarms also exist, which combine both types of alarms into one unit.
Smoke Detector Placement and Use
We can help you find the ideal placement for smoke detectors, reviewing their efficiency along the way. Smoke detectors belong on each level of your house, including the attic and basement. They should be on the ceiling or close to it on the wall. By placing a smoke alarm up high, you’re accounting for the fact that heat rises. As smoke gathers toward the ceiling, the high-up fire alarm can detect it. If it were on the floor, smoke could pass it.
Each bedroom should have a smoke alarm near it and inside it. You can decrease the chance of false alarms by keeping your smoke alarm at a distance from your stove.
Replace smoke alarms after about 10 years to keep them working at their best, and test them monthly. Smoke detectors have test buttons that will allow you to check their functioning, and they usually beep continually if the batteries need replacing. Wired options are also available to remove the concern of forgetting to replace the batteries.
Every home is different, and so are your needs. Having an expert help develop your home fire alarm system can allow you to put detectors in the ideal locations, creating a safer system that responds effectively to fire situations. Our highly trained staff understands fire behavior and smoke movement, so they can help you properly outfit your home for these situations.
Can You Install Smoke Detector Systems Yourself?
Massachusetts law requires residents to have correctly installed and up-to-date smoke detectors in their homes for increased safety. While carbon monoxide detectors, fire sprinkler systems and other fire suppression systems may be worthwhile investments in a home, you need functioning smoke detectors and a fire alarm control panel, too. To comply with Massachusetts smoke detection laws, some homeowners consider self-installation despite the potential hazards. A professional installation job will ensure your fire detectors are functioning correctly from the start.
You should not attempt to install smoke detectors by yourself. They require some level of expert involvement to ensure adequate fire detection.Smoke spreads fast during a fire — working fire detectors will warn people early so building occupants can escape unharmed and quickly alert nearby fire departments. Self-installation cannot guarantee a functioning system or the same quick response time. Unprofessionally installed smoke and fire systems can create a false sense of security and put people at severe risk of carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation.
Installing a smoke detector yourself is also challenging, especially if it links to your entire security system. You may consider a DIY approach to replace a single smoke detector. However, outfitting your entire home with complex equipment may quickly surpass the average person’s capabilities as an installer. Smoke detectors should connect for effective alarm communication throughout the house — when one sounds, the rest do, too. Most homes lack this level of fire protection, despite the benefits of having an interconnected system.
The goal of any smoke detection system is to boost fire protection, though many homes with self-installed systems are still at risk of fire-related accidents. If you install too few smoke detectors, fires can easily go undetected. If installed too low, the smoke will rise without triggering the alarm. With incorrectly installed kitchen smoke detectors, you may experience false alarms or fail to stop kitchen fires before it’s too late.
Even when following the recommendations for placement and use, only a professional trained in the patterns of smoke and fire can correctly install your security system.
How Do You Install Fire Alarm Systems?
Enlist fire alarm system experts who can help you through every step of the process — from reviewing your home’s layout to fire alarm installation. Wayne Alarm Systems professionals can help you install fire alarm systems, smoke detectors and other custom security solutions to meet your specific needs.
Our installation process is quick and efficient with an adapted operation strategy that complies with COVID-19 precautions. Wayne Alarm Systems’ DIT Pro-Assist Program allows you to install a professional security system in your home with distanced support from our experts. We will digitally guide you through the design and installation. Then, once pandemic-related social distancing guidelines ease, we will send a technician to inspect and test the system.
Schedule a virtual consultation and walk-through with our sales manager today. Together, you will design a security system based on the home’s layout and your safety concerns. We’ll fully program and test your system at our office before packaging and shipping it for personalized delivery. The live video installation ensures a Wayne Alarm Systems technician is with you every step of the way. We can also help you link your fire alarms directly to your entire security system, so you can summon help from anywhere and for any danger.
Contact Wayne Alarm, Your Fire Alarm System Experts in Lynn, Mass.
It can happen in an instant.According to the U.S. Fire Administration, from 2017 to 2019, residential fires caused more than 2,700 deaths, 11,650 injuries and $8.1 billion in property loss. Don’t let yourself become a statistic. Protect your home with more than a smoke alarm — fire alarm monitoring systems can quickly alert the authorities and watch your home when you aren’t there. Wayne Alarm Systems has security experts on hand to develop and support your household’s safety with our home fire alarm monitoring based in Lynn, Mass. Call us today to schedule a free in-home consultation and find out how you can increase the safety of your New England home.