A Complete Home Security Solution: Environmental Monitoring and Life Safety Monitoring

Wayne Wahrsager
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When you hear about “professional monitoring” from a security company, your mind might immediately jump to burglary and intrusion protection. This is understandable, as a professionally monitored alarm system is indeed one of the most effective ways to deter intruders and protect your property from break-ins.

However, professional monitoring is about much more than just keeping burglars at bay. It’s about safeguarding what matters most to you from a variety of potential threats — some of which can be lethal or cause significant property damage. For instance, did you know your home can be monitored for environmental hazards like fire, carbon monoxide, and water leaks?

Combining security monitoring with life safety and environmental monitoring elevates your home’s protection to an entirely new level. At Commercial Fire & Security Inc., we offer these comprehensive monitoring services at no additional cost within your monthly fee. All you need is the right equipment. Let’s explore some critical life safety and environmental monitoring alarms that every household should integrate into their security system.

Monitored Fire Alarm Systems

Did you know that more than three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or where alarms aren’t working? Installing functional smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half.

Monitored smoke detectors are connected to a central station that can alert the fire department, whether your system is armed, you’re asleep, or away from home. This type of system is superior to non-monitored alarms because if a fire starts when no one is home, who will call for help?

Our monitored combination smoke and heat detectors use photoelectric technology, which is excellent at detecting smoldering fires. This advanced technology identifies high levels of smoke from small, slow-burning fires before they escalate. This can protect your property and safeguard you and your loved ones from deadly smoke inhalation.

Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas produced by devices like water heaters and stoves. It’s life-threatening if inhaled and undetectable without the right equipment.

A monitored carbon monoxide detector provides early warnings of elevated carbon monoxide levels and alerts a monitoring team that can notify emergency services. This is especially important while you and your family are sleeping. Plus, you can receive text notifications about any alarms, keeping you informed whether you’re home or away.

Monitored Water and Flood Sensors

Water damage from flooding and leaks can be devastating, with just an inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage. Monitored water sensors detect the presence of water in your home and alert you to potential flooding before significant damage occurs. These affordable devices are ideal for areas prone to flooding, such as basements or under sinks.

When connected to your monitored security system, water sensors can send an alarm to our monitoring center and notify you via text or email.

Room Temperature Sensors and Smart Thermostats

Temperature monitoring is a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of a comprehensive home security solution. Paired with smart thermostats, room temperature sensors help you maintain the perfect home temperature, enhancing comfort and energy management.

These sensors allow you to set high and low temperature thresholds and create unique heating and cooling schedules by averaging temperatures across multiple rooms. They help you detect unwanted temperature changes before they become significant problems. You can also receive alerts when something is amiss, ensuring your home stays comfortable and safe.

monitoring center to dispatch emergency assistance immediately.

Enhance Home Safety with Environmental and Life Safety Devices

Fire, carbon monoxide, flood, and temperature monitoring are essential components of a comprehensive home safety strategy. With Commercial Fire & Security Inc.’s U.S.-based, U.L.-listed monitoring centers, you can rest assured that our experts will respond swiftly to any alerts from your environmental sensors, whether you’re at home, away, or simply busy with everyday life.

Discover what makes our award-winning monitoring centers stand out and how we can help keep your Long Island home safe and secure.