Smoke detectors have been a staple appliance in homes across America for decades. However, advancements in science and technology have merged to create amazingly high tech models for futuristic home owners. Is it time to replace your outdated smoke detectors? At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we help local North Texas families and businesses have the electrical power needed to fuel their lives. We want to help make sure your family is safe from the dangers of electrical fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, and smart smoke detectors are an excellent way to achieve just that. Here are just a few of the reasons why investing in a smart smoke detector is a good idea.
According to an NFPA report, fire departments respond to an average of over 350,000 house fires per year. Out of those, approximately 5,300 of them were caused by electrical issues. In 65 percent of those cases, the fires occurred in homes without a working smoke detector. Having quality fire and carbon monoxide detectors can help your family avoid personal injury and property damage by instantly alerting the household to a potential emergency.
Smart smoke detectors take fire safety to an entirely new level. These high-tech devices are partnered with a phone app, so you can access real time data instantly and control your smoke detectors remotely. If an electrical fire occurs while you’re on vacation, you can call the fire department before it completely devastates your home. Are your teenagers home alone in the afternoon? You can rest assured that they are safe from leaking carbon monoxide or fires. Is it a false alarm? Leave the ladder in the garage and stop the alarm with a quick swipe of your phone screen.
There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a particular smart smoke detector model. Cost of the equipment and installation is important for many families. It’s important to know how many monitors you need and where you need them placed for maximum effectiveness. It can also be helpful to find a smoke detector that are easily integrated with a smart security systems. Smoke detectors made by companies like Nest and LiveWatch manufacture smart smoke detectors that are specifically designed to coordinate with their line of smart locks, surveillance cameras and motion detectors. You may be able to find a bundled package of equipment and save time and money while providing a safe and secure home for your loved ones.
Are you ready for a smart home in North Texas? Find out how you can empower your household with electrical upgrades by calling Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our team of licensed and insured electricians are ready to help you have a safe, comfortable and energy efficient environment for you and your family to live. Contact our office today for more information about our wide range of residential and commercial services, or to schedule a convenient appointment.