Benefits of Interconnected Smoke Alarms

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There are many different types of smoke alarms for your home. For a whole home coverage, we recommend that you install interconnected smoke alarms. Instead of your smoke alarms operating independently of one another, interconnected smoke alarms work as an interlinked system. If one alarm goes off, the rest of the alarms will follow suit. This creates an entire smoke alarm system to help provide you and your family with an early warning to an emergency. Below are some benefits of having interconnected smoke alarms in your home.

Whole Home Coverage

In the event of a home fire, time is of the essence, with only a couple minutes to escape from a house fire. If a fire starts on the top floor of your home and you are in the basement, there’s a chance you may not be able to hear the alarm going off. If you have an interconnected smoke alarm system in your home, the basement smoke alarm will sound when the top floor alarm goes off. You will be able hear the alarm regardless of where you are, compared to where the initial alarm is. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the majority of fatalities stemming from home fires in the United States were located in a different room than where the fire started. An interconnected smoke alarm system will help give you and your family peace of mind knowing your entire house is fully protected.

Wireless Connection

Past interconnected smoke alarm systems were hardwired to each other through your home’s electrical system in order to work properly. Thanks to new technology, you have the option to install wireless interconnected smoke alarm systems in your home. These alarms are easy to install and are battery operated, so your family is still protected in the event of a power outage. First Alert’s wireless model also offers voice and location alerts, which tells you the type of emergency and where danger is located, allowing you to choose the safest evacuation route.

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