Offered only to current customers, the Protect America Firefighter sensor is an amazing little device. Essentially, it links your smoke detectors to your home security panel. If you don’t already have a monitored smoke detector, getting a Firefighter sensor will enable monitoring for your existing smoke detectors. In this post, we will discuss the convenience of the Firefighter, the importance of smoke protection, and what to consider before getting a Firefighter sensor.
The Firefighter Sensor
The Firefighter sensor monitors any single or linked UL listed hardwire smoke detector in the home. This wireless device is designed to detect the alarm sounder of any smoke detector, once confirmed as an alarm; it will transmit a signal to the control panel and send a fire alarm to the central monitoring station. Simply mount the Firefighter next to one of your existing smoke detectors and it detects the sound of the smoke detector going off. It’s monitored 24/7 and notifies us anytime you have smoke alarm go off in your home. It’s recommended to have this device installed adjacent to the smoke detector closet to your master control panel.
The Importance of Monitored Smoke Protection
As you may already know, smoke protection is crucial to your life safety. In many residential occupancies it is required by law or local ordinance to have a working smoke alarm installed in every room. The difference between monitored smoke protection and unmonitored smoke protection is huge. For example, having an unmonitored smoke alarm during a fire when no one is home will result in extreme property damage or loss. If no one is around to hear the siren, no one will be able to act on it unless a neighbor hears it or sees smoke. With a monitored device, you don’t have to worry about who will hear the alarm or see the smoke because once the monitored smoke alarm detects danger, it will automatically dispatch help. If you aren’t home, your home security control panel will send you a text message letting you know what has happened. If you’re an existing customer, call us today to learn more about the Firefighter sensor! If you’re not an existing customer, consider calling in to see how we can help you protect your home and family!
Things to Consider
There are a few things you might want to determine before calling in to get a Firefighter sensor. For example, are your existing smoke alarms interconnected? Do you know if your smoke detectors are interconnected? There’s a really easy and simple way for us to figure this out. First, go to any smoke detector in the home and press the test button for 45 seconds to sound the alarm on the smoke detector. When it goes into alarm mode, listen and see if you hear the alarms from your other smoke detectors going off as well, or if the only one sounding off is the one you are testing. If you hear the other smoke alarms beeping, you’ll know that they are interconnected. If this is the case, you’ll only need one Firefighter sensor to do the job! However, if you come to discover that your smoke alarms are independent from one another, you’ll need to place a Firefighter sensor next to every smoke detector…or every smoke detector you would like to turn into a monitored device.
Simply mount the Firefighter next to one of your existing smoke detectors and it detects the sound of the smoke detector going off. It’s monitored 24/7 and notifies us anytime you have smoke alarm go off in your home. It’s recommended to have this device installed adjacent to the smoke detector closet to your master control panel. This Firefighter sensor will give you the peace of mind that your home and family are protected from fire 24/7. When the smoke detector sounds it’s going to tell us and we’ll be able to dispatch the fire department to your home immediately. Normally to get this type of protection would require spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars putting monitored smoke detectors throughout the house. With the Firefighter Sensor, you will get whole home protection for a fraction of that!