Residential Fire Alarm Systems & Smoke Alarm Monitoring
Don’t be in the line of fire. When it comes to 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 when it comes to fire detection companies, and Wayne Alarm Systems can provide you with a fire alarm system that will give you the ultimate in peace of mind.
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Why Choose Home Fire Alarm Monitoring?
Fire alarm monitoring companies like Wayne Alarm Systems do more than just install an alarm that sounds when exposed to smoke. We connect your alarm to our state of the art, 5 diamond, UL listed and FM approved monitoring center. Whether a fire starts in your home at three in the morning when you are asleep or one 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 standalone units, all of our detection systems are linked directly to your entire security system, and will sound the alert and 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 Alarms
As a complete fire alarm monitoring company, we offer multiple detection solutions, including detection for:
Naturally, our fire alarm monitoring services include smoke detection, as excessive smoke is usually the first sign of a dangerous fire. When the right amount of smoke is detected, 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 serious health hazard. A gas leak gone undetected can cause major property damage when exposed to sparks or open flame. On top of the damage caused to 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 have to face. Knowing whether or not you have an actual gas leak can be tricky at times, so Wayne Alarm gas leak monitoring can prove incredibly useful.
It’s true that when there’s smoke, there’s fire, but if you do serious cooking or perform other activities that produce a lot of smoke, you may want heat detectors that trigger an alarm when the heat reaches levels that only a fire could create. Wayne Alarm can provide you with a custom solution in cases where smoke detection is not an appropriate method of fire alert.
Some smoke detector systems are smarter 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 known for home automation and can help you set this kind of response up and activate it with a monitored fire alarm system. Smoke alarms can also be interconnected, causing all alarms to go off when one is triggered. 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. Another kind of alarm sound may also be used — a mixed, low-pitch sound that may be more effective for older people. Our ability to hear high-pitched sounds decreases as we age.
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 and should be placed on the ceiling or close to it on the wall. By placing a smoke alarm up high, you account 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 staff is thoroughly trained and understands fire behavior and smoke movement, so they can help properly outfit your home for these situations.
Contact Wayne Alarm, Your Fire Alarm System Experts in Lynn, MA
It can happen in an instant. In a typical year there are over 374,000 residential fires, $7,103,000,000 in dollar loss, and over 2,000 deaths. Don’t let yourself become a statistic. Protect your home with more than just 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 the safety of your home with our home fire alarm monitoring based in Lynn, MA. Call us today to schedule a free in-home consultation and find out how you can increase the safety of your New England home.