Protecting your Loved Ones with Home Safety Detectors & Sensors

by Cynthia White April 1st, 2019 | in Life Safety

Protecting your Loved Ones with Home Safety Detectors and Sensors

There is nothing more valuable than family, and nothing more important than protecting that family from any number of hazards that could happen within your home. Alarm systems are not just protection against intruders when you are away, as modern alarms and safety detectors can protect you and your loved ones from many harms, using devices such as:

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Flood Sensors
  • Heat sensors / low temperature sensors

Smoke Detectors

Every home should be equipped with smoke detectors throughout. Depending on the size of the home, each floor should contain several of these. Smoke detectors emit a loud beeping noise in the event that smoke is detected. These work by detecting when smoke disrupts the flow of current between two plates, notifying you that smoke is present.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is the silent killer. Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide is clear and odorless. Most simple smoke detectors do not detect carbon monoxide, and a special detector is required. Carbon monoxide is deadly as it takes the place of oxygen in your blood, essentially suffocating an individual. It is essential to have properly installed and functioning carbon monoxide detectors to protect you and your loved ones.

Flood Sensors

Flood sensors work by detecting the presence of water, either at the base of the unit and with a water sensing cable. These sensors are especially important in a basement or lower floor that is more prone to flooding or water access. These sensors are not as important as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in protecting you and your family from harm, but are essential in protecting your home from water damage in the event of a flood or leak. This is especially important in a basement or crawl space that is not often used. These can also be placed under sinks, washing machine and dishwashers, notifying you if something has gone wrong before the damage becomes severe.

Heat Sensors / Low Temperature Sensors

These specialty sensors can detect large variations in temperature. A heat sensor is an important sensor in protecting your family, especially during hot summer months. Heat sensors will notify if a space has become too hot. Heat can be especially dangerous for pets, infants and the elderly. Low temperature sensors can help notify you if an area has gotten too cold. This can help you to take action before pipes are allowed to freeze and crack.

While it might seem there are many options, each of these sensors are an important and essential part of keeping your home and loved ones safe. If you are missing any of these, make sure to pick them up soon.


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