Home security is important around the holidays, especially the Fourth of July. Unfortunately with fireworks as the main attraction, there’s always a chance someone may fall victim to a house fire. Did you know that monitored smoke detectors will protect you 24/7? They also will alert the authorities’ right when they detect smoke. Smoke detectors can truly be a life saver and can make a difference when it comes to saving your home or even your life.


Smoke Detectors & Home Security

Smoke detectors are one of the most important parts of your home security. When people think home security, they don’t normally think fire protection or other types of protection we offer like carbon monoxide sensors, freeze or flood.

It’s important to understand the importance of smoke detectors throughout your home. It’s typically recommended to have at least one on every level of your home. Also, it is good to know that there are different types of smoke detectors such as photoelectric and ionized. Both read different types of smoke, but most experts recommend photoelectric such as the ones we offer at Protect America.

How Smoke Detectors Work

Photoelectric smoke detectors detect when smoke enters its chamber and breaks light onto the sensor triggering an alarm.

The Smoke detector then sends a signal to the alarm system which then sends a signal to the monitoring stations alarming them of a fire alarm. Once they receive the alarm, which usually only takes about 20 to 60 seconds, they will immediately call you and the fire department. The fire department then dispatches to your home to make sure everything is okay if you don’t answer when called or cancel the alarm within time.


During summer months, especially around the Fourth of July, many people are susceptible to fires. It can happen to anyone, at anytime, so it’s important to be prepared for the unthinkable.

If you’re interested in finding a better way to protect yourself, contact Protect Americatoday for an obligation-free quote. A professionally monitored system, with an installation process that’s as easy as peal-and-stick, Protect America has been an industry leader for 25 years. Let the professionals ensure your security so you can ensure peace of mind.