Home security equipment is typically used to alert you of a burglary and keep you safe, record images of the intruder, and help to alert you and the authorities about the situation. All this is great, and you wouldn’t want to be without it.
However, it would be easy to get so focused on defending your home and property from people that you neglect to think about other common risks that you should also protect yourself from. One of these risks is fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States, and there was one home structure fire reported every 86 seconds.
Fire can cause even more damage than the typical burglar, who will probably make off with your easy-to-grab valuables while leaving your home’s basic structure intact. However, fire destroys your valuables and your home’s infrastructure, from carpet and wallpaper to drywall, studs, and roofing. The causes of fires are too many to list, from appliances and equipment to electrical failure to candles to chemicals and gases, so it’s almost impossible to truly fire-proof anything. This means that almost any home is at the risk of fire damage, and just because it has never happened to you doesn’t mean that it could never happen.
But you have smoke detectors, right?
Smoke detectors are an important and lifesaving device, and their ear-splitting beeping is likely to awaken even the soundest sleeper. However, smoke detectors only work to alert you of smoke if you are at home.
What if you’re away?
Your smoke detectors can beep all they want and no one will be the wiser. The smoke and fire will continue to intensify, doing more and more damage and reducing the chances that you will save very much of your home.
What can you do about this?
Fortunately, there’s a solution.
With the Home Security package from Gynesys Best Home Security, you’ll get smart smoke detectors that connect wirelessly to the main control panel of your security system. This, in turn, will alert you on your smartphone, tablet, or other device, no matter where you are, so that you can alert the proper authorities. If your motion sensors get tripped, you can call the police, but if your fire alarms are sounding, you call the fire department.
The earlier you catch a fire, and the earlier the firefighters can respond, the more you can contain the damage. If all you have is smoke damage, you’ll still probably have to paint your house, but that is much easier and better than losing valuable heirlooms, family photos, and other possessions if everything in your home was reduced to charred remains.
One of the best parts?
If you have one of the modern homes where your smoke detectors are hard-wired to each other, you’ll only need one smart smoke detector unit in your home, and it will alert the main controller anytime that any of your smoke detectors are going off. This saves you on costs and gives you the peace of mind that you’ll always be protected, no matter where a fire starts.
Get the Platinum Smart Home Security Package with Monitoring from Gynesys Best Home Security today, and you’ll not only have the components of the system that you need, you’ll also have three years of monitoring. Buy your system today.