The Importance of Monitored Smoke Detectors

The importance of smoke detectors are clear, they alert you to the presence of potentially harmful smoke and The-Importance-of-a-Monitored-Smoke-Detector-four-o-one-security-teampoisonous gases that smoke can carry so your family can escape quickly and safely before the flames arise. According to Fire Prevention Canada: “smoke is the cause of the majority of fire-related deaths.” Therefore, every second that you gain when fighting a fire counts.

Fire Statistics in Ontario:

  • From 2008-2012 there were 61,742 fires with loss (any fire with an  injury, fatality, or dollar loss reported) reported to the OFMEM (Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management).
  • 46% of these fires occurred in residential occupancies.

With a monitored smoke detector, Four-O-One will summon help before the flames destroy your home and possessions. Your monitored smoke detector can be tied to your security system which will send a signal to our central monitoring station and the fire department will be dispatched immediately.

Here are the services we provide to homes and businesses:

  • Fire: Everyone has smoke detectors in their home but how about having detectors that are monitored from a central monitoring station? Plus save on insurance by 5-20% depending on your carrier.
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO): Life Safety detection is a big part of our in-home service. This device is monitored through your security system as well as the others listed and can be added anytime to your security system.

Give us a call for a free in-house estimate at 1-800-363-7564 or (613) 342-6102.