According to a news release published April 2013 by the National Fire Protection Association, seven people died in house fires every day between the years 2007 and 2011. In those five years, an estimated 320 households reported fires in their homes.
The vice president of communications for the National Fire Protection Association says that three out of five of those deaths could have been prevented with working smoke alarms used in conjunction with home sprinkler systems.
The top fire safety tips from the NFPA include some common sense tactics to avoid fires like keeping matches and lighters out of the reach of children and extinguishing candles when leaving a room or going to sleep.
They recommend that homeowners inspect electrical cords regularly and replace cords that are frayed, cracked or broken. This is especially true of appliances where the cords are behind and not visible. Mice or household pets can gnaw on the plastic coating without the homeowner being aware of it.
When cooking, do not walk away from the stove for long periods of time. Check food regularly and don’t leave the house while food is cooking.
Along with those safety tips, they recommend having an escape plan in the event of a fire. They advise homeowners to install working smoke alarms and residential sprinklers in the home. In the NFPA’s news release, they reported that 60 percent of the home fire deaths were in homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that weren’t operational.
For residents concerned about home security in Lexington, Modern Systems Inc. has alarm systems that can integrate important services like security monitoring with fire and smoke alarm services.
Modern Systems understands that homeowners want to protect their homes from theft, but they want to keep their family safe overall, so they have more monitoring to their home security services. When you fall asleep at night, or leave your home for the day, you want to be sure your home is safe. Not only your home, but that your family is safe. This security is essential.
By providing home security systems with various expandable monitoring packages, Modern Systems gives residents peace of mind. They are able to choose the right system for their needs. Whether they need fire protection, flood protection, carbon monoxide or alarms for medical emergencies, they will be covered with Modern Systems.
For KY fire protection to be effective, the alarm system must be monitored by professionals. An alarm system that doesn’t ring into a central location isn’t helpful. Modern Systems’; fire detection system will detect a fire in the home, alert the monitoring office, and the security professionals will send the fire department to the scene quickly.
The alarm system doesn’t require a phone line. Home security in Lexington has advanced so that alarm systems now use wireless internet and internal GSM Radio to alert the security offices.
Residents concerned with KY fire protection will be able to choose an alarm system perfect for their home and their circumstances and keep them safe while preserving peace of mind.
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