At Knight Security Systems, we place a strong emphasis on life safety. Every system we design is customized to your home and family.
“A burglar may take your jewelry and cash, but a fire will take photos, furniture, and everything else your family holds dear. A burglar will take just your valuables, but a fire will take everything…” — Tom McCenaney, President, Knight Security Systems
Each city or town has their own sets of regulations that determine what type of fire protection your home needs. As a general rule of thumb, New York State requires;
- At least 1 smoke detector per floor
- At least 1 smoke detector per bedroom
- At least 1 smoke detector within 10 feet of a bedroom
- Replace smoke detectors every 10 years
- Both Photoelectric and Ionization Smoke Detectors (suggestion)
A monitored smoke detector uses the same technology as the ones you might currently have, but they are hooked through your security system. If the smoke detectors detect smoke or flames, the smoke detector alerts everyone in the home audibly, exactly as a traditional smoke detector does.
The difference is, upon alerting your family audibly, the smoke detector simultaneously communicates with your security system and sends a fire signal to the Central Station and Fire Department.
Benefits of a monitored smoke detector
- If occupants of a home are sleeping
- If no one is in the home during the day or away on vacation
- If you have pets or other stay in guests that might not be able to get to the phone in time
- Homeowners insurance discount of up to 20%
Carbon Monoxide Protection
A monitored carbon monoxide detector works similar to a monitored smoke detector, however, instead of detecting smoke, the carbon monoxide detectors detect CO levels.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless toxic gas formed by an incomplete combustion of carbon.
CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it.
Everyone is at risk for CO poisoning. Infants, the elderly, people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.
If you are in the Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, or Fairfield area call Knight Security Systems today (914) 232-0003 to schedule your free in-person consultation.