With home security systems, deterring burglars is just the beginning. Security systems also work well in emergency situations, such as fire or medical crises. Here’s how a home security system can potentially save your or your loved one’s life.
There are inexpensive DIY options like basic smoke detectors, but they only can do so much. In the event that you are not at home or cannot reach a phone to contact help, monitored security systems will immediately contact the police and fire department. Being able to detect fire quickly is incredibly important. Every second counts! US fire departments annually respond to an estimated 346,800 home structure fires. A small flame can quickly turn into a major fire in less than 30 seconds, and it only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for the building to be engulfed in flames. If a fire starts in your house, you will need as much extra time as possible to leave. Time is also vital to help minimize the damage to your home. An advanced alert system provides a great deal of reassurance to anyone who has one.
Detectors for Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide is a silent odorless killer and is a danger to every household. The moment a leak occurs, immediate action is necessary. If your carbon monoxide detector is connected to a central monitoring station, it provides you with the help you need during a CO emergency. Even when your security system is unarmed, these detectors can be triggered. So even if you are not at home to hear the alarm, help will be on the way!
Monitoring Your Senior Loved Ones
As life expectancy rises, many seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes rather than downsizing to a retirement community or assisted-living facility. If you have an elderly family member living alone, there are many benefits to having a smart home security system. With video integration and cloud-based systems, you can monitor your loved ones remotely from your smartphone or desktop. Even if you can’t check on them in person regularly, you can periodically sweep the house through the cameras to ensure they haven’t fallen or experienced some other kind of accident. They can also integrate a medical alert system. In an emergency, paramedics will be sent directly to their homes.
With a monitored smart security system, you can relax knowing your home and loved ones are being cared for 24/7. With an instant connection to the police and fire department, you will have the priceless benefits of being able to take action immediately during an emergency. Johns Brothers Security has been safeguarding homes and providing peace of mind since 1974. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-242-9760 and find out how we can help keep your family safe.