Why You Need Smoke Alarms in Your Home
You may not know that there are many hidden dangers in your home. And fire and the carbon monoxide smoke it brings are among the more harmful.
Imagine if you are sleeping, on holiday, or at work, because of some accident, there is a fire in your home and it brings a lot of smoke. What a dangerous situation, right? How can you call the fire police as soon as possible to reduce the losses? What’s more, according to statistics (also introduced in our previous blog), every year, at least 430 people die in the U.S. from accidental CO poisoning. And approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. If you install smoke detectors in your home, you can prevent this kind of thing from happening. So one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and your family from fire is to install smoke alarms in your home.
Many people think that if there is a fire in their home while they are asleep, they will smell the smoke and wake up. But in fact, many fires produce highly toxic and odorless gas that people cannot tell when they are asleep. The smoke alarm can immediately identify these gases and send out an alarm to let you leave the house before being trapped by fire or smoke.
One of the main advantages of a smart smoke detector is that it can detect fires faster than traditional detectors. If your smart smoke detector is connected to an infrastructure system, the system will notify your local fire department in the event of a fire. If you are not at home, your mobile app that connected to smoke detector can also receive notifications.
The Fire Association recommends that there should be at least one alarm on each floor of your home. And the best place to install it is on the ceiling, at least 4 inches from the nearest wall. Proper maintenance is also very important. If the alarm vent or sensor is blocked by dirt and dust, the alarm will not work. You need to clean the vents regularly. And every month to test whether the smoke alarm is still working properly. Don’t forget to pay attention to the battery level.