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Home Security Questions and Answers

House fires are among the most common, and the most devastating, home emergencies. With so much at stake, you do everything you can to ensure that your home is safe from fire. But, what you may not realize is that ADT monitoring includes fire protection. That means your home and family are under the watchful eyes of more than 7,000 caring monitoring professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even if you’re not home.

Should I Be Worried About a House Fire?

There are many things that worry you when it comes to your family and a house fire is likely near the top of your list. You’d be right to worry. Statistically speaking, fires are incredibly common in homes, so yes, it’s something you should be concerned about. 

  • Cooking, electrical malfunctions, and heating equipment are the leading causes of home fires.
  • More than 358,000 homes are damaged by fire every year.
  • It only takes about 30 seconds for a small flame to become a major fire.
  • House fires are responsible for nearly $7 billion in property damage every year.
  • More than 3,000 people die every year and at least one child dies every day in a fire.

How Can I Protect My Home and Family From a House Fire?

Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate all the potential fire hazards in your home. After all, you need a home heating system, electricity, and you need to cook for your family as well. But, there is one way that you can ensure your family is safe and that’s with ADT monitoring. Its state-of-the-art technology monitors your home for heat and smoke signatures along with keeping intruders at bay.

How Does ADT Fire Protection Work?

Your ADT monitoring system will alert you anytime smoke or heat are detected in your home. Whether you burn something on the stove or in the oven, if a grease fire starts, or if something else goes wrong, ADT is there to alert you, the monitoring center, and the authorities immediately.

No matter what time of the day or night, if your alarm is triggered, you’ll automatically be connected to one of the six monitoring centers across the country. A helpful ADT monitoring specialist will make sure you get the help you need. If you can’t talk on the phone, you’ll be able to connect with 2-Way Voice so you can give details about the situation and your needs.

If needed, ADT will contact your local fire department, ambulance, or police department so they can respond to your emergency. This will happen nearly instantly so you don’t have to worry about long delays while your request for help is being processed. 

Besides the Monitoring Console, What Other Equipment Will I Need?

You don’t have to worry about bulky equipment with an ADT monitored system, you will hardly even notice it’s there. The sleek design nearly disappears into the background where it keeps watch over you and your family. In addition to the console, motion detectors, and security cameras your system will use, you’ll also need smoke detectors. ADT recommends that you have at least one detector on each floor and additional ones in your kitchen or other rooms where a fire may start. It’s also wise to have one in your basement and attic. Smoke detectors do need to be maintained, however. That generally means nothing more than changing the batteries once a year.

What Are the Benefits of ADT Monitoring With Fire Protection

The most obvious, and important benefit of installing an ADT monitoring system switch fire protection is your own peace of mind. Knowing that your family, home, and property are protected by the biggest, most trusted home security company in the country will help you sleep soundly at night. Some other benefits include:

  • Get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. Most insurance companies give homeowners with a home security system lower rates. You could save as much as 20% on your insurance.
  • Monitor your home from anywhere near or far. No matter where you are, whether your home or away on vacation, you can rest easy knowing your home is protected.
  • Get immediate medical attention whenever you need it. Anyone in your household can get immediate help through ADT. This is great for kids and the elderly who are more vulnerable.
  • Deter thieves and burglars. Your ADT home security system will come with stickers you place in prominent windows to let them know you’re protected. Most will simply move on to an easier target.
  • Keep track of your kids when you’re not home. Leaving the doors unlocked for your kids isn’t an option. But, with ADT home monitoring, you can remotely lock and unlock doors so you know they made it safe.
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