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Fire Protection FAQ's

 

Q: Do I need a separate system in order to add fire protection to my home or business?
A: In most cases no. For nearly all residential circumstances when you have a security system panel installed the alarm has built in capability to handle fire zones eliminating the need for an additional control panel. For smaller businesses the same can be true. In the case of larger corporate facilities, codes in your local area may require a sizeable number of fire devices and zones. For these circumstances a separate fire control is usually needed.

Q: How often do the batteries in my wireless smoke detector need to be changed?
A: Smoke detector batteries should be replaced every year.

Q: How many smoke detectors do I need in my home?
A: The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) now requires that one smoke detector be installed in every bedroom/sleeping area, one in the hallway(s) adjacent to the bedrooms, and one on every level of the home.

Q: Can having a fire alarm help reduce my homeowner's insurance?
A: In most cases, yes. Contact your insurance agent to find out if they offer a discount for having a fire alarm.



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