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3 Reasons Why You Need Monitored Fire Protection

Fire flames backgroundThere have been quite a few fires here in the Charlotte region lately. For example, in one recent fire a woman collapsed before she could get out of her front door. She was rescued just in time, but the outcome could have been a lot worse.

Sadly, most people have an “it can’t happen to me” mentality when it comes to disasters like fires, so they don’t invest in proper fire protection. We wanted to offer you four reasons why you should treat monitored fire protection as a necessity rather than as a luxury.

1. Smoke Alarm Failures

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 60% of the house fires that resulted in fatalities either did not have any smoke alarms at all, or had non-functioning smoke alarms.

People let the batteries run out. People rip the smoke detector out of the wall because they go off at the slightest provocation. Cheap smoke detectors just stop working for all kinds of reasons.

A monitored smoke-heat detector is different. It’s wired in, so there’s no question of the batteries dying. It is more accurate, so you take the smoke alarm a lot more seriously when you hear it. And it’s busy calling the fire department when trouble comes, so that you can concentrate on getting out the door.

2. Fires don’t show up where and when you think they do.

Most people think that fires show up in the kitchen, during the day.

In fact, half of the fires that start do so at night, while people are sleeping. A lot of them also happen in bedrooms…not kitchens.

There is no guarantee that you are going to be awake, alert, or even home when a fire starts. That’s why you need someone watching your back, which is the kind of protection that a monitored fire alarm provides.

3. You can’t afford not to do it.

Just as you can’t afford not to have a burglar alarm you can’t afford not to have a fire alarm. Fires cost $7.2 billion in property damage every single year.

Sure, you have homeowner’s insurance, but you’re not necessarily going to get that check right away. Or at all. There’s no guarantee that your homeowner’s insurance company won’t deny the claim.

If they do pay your claim they’re going to raise your premiums.

Meanwhile, monitored fire protection is a very inexpensive add-on to basic monitored burglary protection, or is incredibly inexpensive as a stand-alone service.

Ready to explore the benefits of monitored fire protection? Contact JSB security for your free quote today.


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