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Smoke Detectors: Life-Saving Devices When Seconds Count

Fires can happen anywhere. And when there’s a fire, smoke spreads fast. A working smoke detector gives you an early warning to get outside quickly when fire is detected.

To keep your family safe, follow these tips from the National Fire Protection Association to ensure proper use of smoke detectors.

  • Install smoke detectors in each bedroom and in the hallway outside each sleeping area.
  • Install smoke detectors on each level of you house. Don't forget to install smoke detectors in the basement. 
  • Interconnected smoke detectors work best - meaning they all sound when one detector is activated. 
  • Test smoke detectors once a month. Press the "test" button to ensure the device is working. 
  • Replace smoke detectors every 10 years. 
  • Replace the batteries in a smoke detector when the time changes for daylight savings in spring and fall. 

Did you know? 

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Sleeping with your bedroom door closed gives you extra time to escape, in the event of a fire.
  • Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke detectors or working smoke detectors. 
  • Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

​Update Your Smoke Detectors with EMC Security

Installing smoke detectors in your home is a key step to staying safe from fires. But seconds count during a fire, getting help faster matters. Upgraded, professionally-monitored smoke detectors will help save time when you’re focused on what’s most important – getting everyone to safety.

EMC Security offers smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and professionally monitors them with your new or existing home security system for no additional monthly cost. If activated by smoke or heat, the detectors will notify EMC Security – who will quickly dispatch your local fire department.

A fast response to a fire is critical for keeping your family safe and limiting potential property loss from fire, smoke or water damage.

To add smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring to your security monitoring system, contact EMC Security at 770-963-0305 or visit emcsecurity.com.