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How Many Fire Alarms Does Your Home Need?

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Alert Protective

As one of the top security companies in Chicago, we’re well-versed in all things that pose a threat to you and your family’s safety. Although it probably doesn’t cross your mind on a daily basis, fires in both your home and place of business are more common than you think. In 2016 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires reported in the United States. There was one home structure fire reported every 90 seconds and one civilian fire death every two hours and 35 minutes. One way to provide peace of mind for you and your family is by installing the proper amount of fire alarms throughout your home or place of business.

The More, the Better

There’s no such thing as having too many fire alarms installed. According to the National Fire Protection Association, your home should have a fire alarm installed inside every bedroom, outside every sleeping area and on every story of your home, basement included. For example, a home that has two stories and three bedrooms should have at least five smoke alarms.

What About Commercial Fire Alarms?

Our security company in Chicago is number one in commercial fire alarms, so our team of professionals can guide you throughout the installation process. Commercial fire alarm systems are more complex than home systems, as they consist of a main control panel, smoke and heat detectors, pull stations and waterflow switches, just to name a few. Because we also know local regulations, you can rest easy knowing your company is protected.

Call Alert Protective today for a free quote on your fire alarm system.

Source: NFPA

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