ADT Security Systems - Home Alarm

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ADT Security Systems

Established in 1874, ADT security systems are now one of America’s leading providers of electronic protection. Over 6 million American homes and 90% of American companies use ADT security systems and receive monitoring for intruder detection, fire and carbon monoxide leakage.

Most people are aware of the importance of home burglar alarms in protecting your home and assets. The most effective of these are the systems that provide 24hour monitoring of your property. If an alarm is triggered, the signal is picked up at the monitoring centre who will then takes the appropriate action, including contacting local emergency services if necessary.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

What fewer people appreciate is the important role an ADT security system can have in events involving fire and carbon monoxide leaks. Twice as many people die in home fires where no fire or smoke detector is present. An alarm would wake sleeping people, giving them time to escape before causing damage from smoke inhalation; the smoke itself will not wake them. Installing an ADT security system that includes monitoring for fire protection will alert you to the presence of a fire in your home. It will do this early enough, when the fire is in its initial stage, to will even enable you to tackle the fire yourself and prevent major damage to your home and assets.

ADT security systems can also provide you with a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It has no smell and cannot be seen or tasted. Hundreds of people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning and a far greater amount suffer major health problems due to a small, continuous leak over a number of years. The incomplete burning of fossil fuels is what produces carbon monoxide; the worst offenders being gas fires, water heaters and boilers. When carbon monoxide is breathed in, it replaces oxygen in the blood stream. This lack of oxygen inhibits the correct functioning of all the body’s major organs. Eventually, the level of carbon monoxide in the blood becomes toxic and the body is poisoned. Installing an ADT security system which includes a carbon monoxide detector will prevent this slow poison from taking hold.

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