The majority of homes only use simple smoke and fire alarms.
These are great of notifying you of a fire if you are at home, but who hears the alarm if you’re not at home? The impact of a fire can be devastating, so it’s best not to cut corners. With a monitored fire system, everything is connected up through one system. If you’re away from home and there is a fire, you’re not relying on the neighbor to call the fire brigade - which will probably be too late. A monitored fire alarm could easily be the difference between coming back home or back to a burnt pile of rubble.
Statistics show that 33% of smoke alarms do not actually work. That means that one in three smoke alarms fail to send a warning to residents if there is a fire. The main cause of non-working smoke alarms is that the batteries are dying.