412 Fire Safety FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions & Information
I have wired in alarms that came with my house, I'm good right?
You would think so, the problem is the alarms that your contractor put in or the ones you bought a the local big box store are probably using old technology that’s been around for over 40 years and hasn’t changed. In today’s house fire they have failure rates that will shock you.
Do my current alrams meet "code"?
Keep in mind that code is just the “minimum”. Codes vary region to region but most say to put smoke detectors in Bedrooms, Hallways outside bedrooms and 1 per floor . So where does the fire have to be for those to even see the smoke? Exactly in the bedroom or hallway. Think of all the rooms in your home where fires can start…. Kitchen , Attic, Unfinished Basement, Laundry Room, Garage, even the Dining Room. Would you rather know about those fires while they’re still in those rooms or wait till they get to where you’re sleeping?
We have ADT or another monitoring company, why do I need you?
Most monitoring companies don’t provide whole home protection. Most people just assume they are covered but in reality they’re really not. Go check where they’re installed at. They probably only put one one each floor. That’s like putting a security system in and out of 20 windows and doors only putting motions sensors on 3 of them. Are you as protected from fire as you thought? Let them handle your security, let us handle your families fire protection.
Am I safer with my bedroom door open or closed while asleep?
Sleeping with your door closed is safer than sleeping with it open. Less than 30% of Americans sleep with their bedroom door closed. Schedule a free fire safety consultation with us to find out why this is true.
In the event of a fire, how much time do I have to escape?
30 Years ago we had up to 17 minutes to get out of the house. Today we have less than 3 min. How long will it take for you to get you and your family up the night of your fire?
This will never happen to me.
Like any other accident or tragedy, no one thinks they’re going to have a home fire. The sad thing is with fire, if you’re not prepared before it happens waiting till after it happens can results in tragedy