October is Fire Prevention Month: Is Your Family Safe?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 365,000 structural fires occurred in 2015, resulting in more than 2,600 deaths and more than 11,000 injuries. October is Fire Prevention Month. How prepared is your family in the event of a fire emergency?

Home Security Systems Offer Fire Protection

Everybody knows the importance of smoke alarms, but sadly, in the aftermath of many fires, smoke alarms are often found to be absent or not functioning due to dead batteries. Smoke alarms are more than just a good idea — they’re literally lifesavers! ProTec Security Systems in Greenville, South Carolina, offers home security systems that include fire protection peace of mind with advanced electronic smoke and heat detectors that can provide early detection and sound the alarm to wake your family, enabling you to concentrate on priority number one — getting out of the house to safety. And a monitored system will automatically notify authorities, giving them the benefit of every precious second to come to your aid to extinguish the fire. The problem with house fires is that they usually don’t just flare up suddenly. They often smolder for hours before flames appear, which means that even neighbors or passers-by aren’t likely to notice anything out of the ordinary until it’s too late. That’s why the heat-detecting part of ProTec’s detectors is so invaluable.

Plan For Your Family’s Protection

In addition to a monitored security system, you should make sure that your family has an emergency fire plan which includes rope ladders for second-story rooms, working fire extinguishers, and a designated meeting spot outside the house so that every person can be immediately accounted for. Don’t take risks with the safety of your family — contact us today to learn all the ways ProTec Security Systems can keep you and your family safe in any emergency. We have plans to fit any budget and we offer free in-home evaluations. We’ve been keeping residents of Greenville and the surrounding area safe from break-ins, fires and the dangers of carbon monoxide for more than 20 years. Let us protect you too.