Monitored Smoke and CO Detection - NorthStar Security
MONITORED SMOKE DETECTOR
Monitored Smoke Detectors are another overlooked feature in the security industry. Our opinion is that installing a smoke detector is every bit as important as the intrusion portion of your security system. You will not pay extra for monitoring when you have one of our smoke detectors installed with your alarm system!
A smoke detector connected to your security system offers more protection because it is monitored by our central station. If fire strikes, the detector sets off an alarm and sends a signal to the control panel. The control panel dials our central station, where the operator notifies the fire department. Only central station monitored smoke detectors provide automatic notification of authorities when you and your family are asleep, not at home or unable to get to the phone.
MONITORED CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detectors are another great feature that can easily be incorporated into your security system and can literally mean the difference between life and death. Due to the adverse effects that Carbon Monoxide gas has on the human body, it may be difficult or impossible to get help on your own in such a situation. A monitored Carbon Monoxide detector is a good way to help eliminate this possibility so you and your family can get outside and help will be on its way before its affects render you helpless.
According to the US environmental Agency (EPA), the following are the most common sources of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Un-vented kerosene and gas space heaters; leaking chimneys and furnaces; back-drafting from furnaces, gas water heaters, wood stoves, and fireplaces; gas stoves; generators and other gasoline powered equipment; automobile exhaust from attached garages; and tobacco smoke. Incomplete oxidation during combustion in gas ranges and un-vented gas or kerosene heaters may cause high concentrations of CO in indoor air. Worn or poorly adjusted and maintained combustion devices (e.g., boilers, furnaces) can be significant sources, or if the flue is improperly sized, blocked, disconnected, or is leaking. Auto, truck, or bus exhaust from attached garages, nearby roads, or parking areas can also be a source.
If any of these apply to your household, please inquire about adding a Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detector to your security system. You will not pay extra for monitoring!
For more information on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide please visit the U.S EPA's website.