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John Thurman

ABR, GRI, CRS, Broker


What You Don’t Know About Alarm Systems

Security systems—you either have one, or you don’t. It’s been a long test of constant debate: is it worth it?

Of course an alarm system in your house is beneficial; most people just don’t see the other values it has besides keeping intruders out of your house. Trusted systems like the ones provided by ADT Pearland and other suppliers will not only better protect you and your family from any scary thefts, but also gives warnings for situations you can’t always detect or you wouldn’t expect. I’m talking about those unfortunate events that can happen to your home while you’re away, or even while you’re home: fire, smoke, flood, or carbon monoxide.

A lot of people I know had no idea that their security system even has these incredible features (if you don’t know whether your security system already includes these in your program, call your security provider). There have been homecountless stories of families who have lost their home—or worse, a family member—because they didn’t have the proper warning signals to prevent this horrible event. An alarm system could have helped stop this from happening. After a threat is detected, your security provider will alert the authorities, as well as you. This could save your house, and more importantly, your lives.

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Here is how it works:

  • Your alarm system will trigger an alarm sound throughout your home after it senses:
    • Dramatic changes of temperature
    • Smoke
    • Detection of carbon monoxide
  • What happens after your alarm triggers:
    • The alarm signal will be sent to the monitoring center of your alarm system company
    • They’ll send out notification to the police, fire station, or emergency response to your home immediately

Protection against the Unseen

It’s amazing to just how much technology has advanced, and how much it can better affect our lives and our safety. One of the major reasons to install a home security system is the detection of any type of poisonous gas. Just think—you could have carbon monoxide poisoning happening within your home, and you wouldn’t even know it.

Carbon monoxide is undetectable by human senses: you can’t see or smell it. Carbon monoxide leaks occur when appliances that work as fuel burners for gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal—aren’t working properly. For extra protection against these poisonous emissions, make sure that all of your appliances are operating correctly.

If you haven’t already, call your security provider and have an alarm system installed—it’s worth the effort to give you the peace of mind that you are doing all you can to help protect you and your family.

Guest post by Naomi Broderick, a professional writer, secure in her abilities and confident in her parenting.


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