National Fire Prevention Week: When to Replace Your Smoke Alarm

Fire Prevention Week 2016

National Fire Prevention Week is October 9th-15th 2016! This year the theme is Don’t Wait – Check the The-Importance-of-a-Monitored-Smoke-Detector-four-o-one-security-teamDate! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years. Replace smoke alarms 10 years from the date of manufacture. The date can be found on the back or side of the alarm. 

Everyone has smoke detectors in their home but how about having detectors that are monitored from a central monitoring station?

With monitored Carbon Monoxide detectors and smoke alarms, help will be dispatched immediately if the alarm is triggered. With the use of additional heat sources such as wood stoves, it’s important to consider having your detectors are monitored especially if you’re away from home. Your monitored device will send a signal to the central monitoring station if it’s been triggered and the fire department will be dispatched immediately. A bonus benefit to having your alarms monitored is that you will save on insurance!