Residential Smoke Detectors
Naturally, our fire alarm monitoring services include home 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.
Most fire alarms are either ionization alarms, quick to detect fast, high-flame fires, or photoelectric alarms, 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.
Residential Gas Detectors
In addition to the danger of fire, other gas may, such as carbon monoxide, 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 or carbon monoxide leak in your home 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 heat 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 alerts.
Some home smoke detectors are more innovative than others and can integrate with other security systems and home devices. For instance, you may be able to remotely turn off the air conditioning to slow the spread of smoke if you have a smart thermostat. Wayne Alarm Systems is also a pioneer in smart 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 fire alarm systems are useful in multi-level houses or apartment complexes.
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 elderly people living alone.