Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Alarm Security System
In just one example of the recent heart-breaking losses our region has suffered due to fire, an East Nashville man and his 4-year old daughter lost their lives tragically this month when a fire broke out in their home at 2 am. Nashville firefighters arrived on the scene to heavy smoke and flames. Fortunately, they were able to rescue 2 other children and managed to have the blaze under control in about 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately, investigators found no evidence of any type of alarm or detection system at the residence for alerting the family of house fires.
House fires happen unexpectedly, at any time of the day or night – often with no warning or even reason. As the rash of house fires by lightning strike in our most recent storms attest: it’s absolutely imperative to have a plan to protect your family’s safety, and survival, in case of such an emergency.
The American Red Cross tells us that we will likely have just two minutes to escape a fire started in our home. Two minutes. Think about the amount of time you spend brushing your teeth before bed each night. Now think about the amount of time it will take you to arouse, alert, instruct, and assist each member of your family to safety when an emergency occurs.
Next, factor in the additional time it will take to find, possibly subdue, and rescue your beloved pets. After all, they’re members of the family too. When animals are stressed, they hide. Because they are smaller, the smoke they inhale from house fires affects them faster and more severely than a human.
Fire victims rarely see the flames. Fire consumes the oxygen in the air and increases the amount of deadly carbon monoxide, causing a loss of consciousness or death within minutes. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms.
Our best chance of surviving a house fire is early detection and notification of our local area fire department. While we know our fire departments are staffed with trained, dedicated professionals, there are a wide number of factors that impact response times. One of the most important things you can do to protect your family’s safety is to install a home protection system that gives you the ability to alert first responders immediately and with ease. Even better: utilize a monitored or smart home protection system that will make the call for you. During a home fire, working smoke alarms, home protection systems to alert first responders, and a regularly practiced fire escape plan will save lives.
We all agree: there’s nothing more important than our family’s safety. It’s impossible to put a price on it. At Smart Home Protection Systems, we exist to help you protect your family’s safety – and your peace of mind. We have a wide variety of equipment and packages available for your to choose from. To check out our great rates and special offers, click or call Smart Home Protection Systems today for more information at (615) 212-9174.