More and more we hear tragic stories on the news. Family of four dies from carbon monoxide poisoning, elderly man freezes to death in home. Sometimes the stories aren’t quite as tragic. We may all hear of a neighbor or a friend who has a pipe burst and suffers serious property damage. The thing that makes the human suffering all the more tragic and the property damage all the more frustrating is that all of these are avoidable. And you don’t have to pay through the nose to get protection for these things. So, in the interest of informing you, here are a few products that are life safety specific and will help you protect your loved ones and your home.
Honeywell Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector: This great product costs $107.00. It uses advanced sensor technology to provide quick and accurate detection of carbon monoxide. It doesn’t plug into the wall, which means that you can place it at the best possible height (above the light switch but at least 12 inches below the ceiling).
Freeze Alarm: This freeze alarm costs $195.00. It monitors your temperature and can be programmed to dial up to three telephone numbers if the temperature gets too cold, too hot or if power goes out. This allows you to immediately address the situation before it gets out of hand, saving you tons of money in the long run. More importantly, its great for an elderly relative. Install the freeze alarm in their home and have the number call you if something happens. It can mean the difference between life and death.
Skylink Water Alert Sensor: Cost is $37.99. The water sensor will alert you when water is present but before flooding is underway. Water damage is ugly and expensive. This will allow you to prevent that.
Whatever the application, its important for you to be informed about life safety products, especially at this time of year, when so many of these accidents happen. Be sure to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.
I’ve spoken of driveway alarms in the past, but I thought today I’d upload a quick video on them. Basically, a driveway alarm is a motion sensor that relays information wirelessly to a base in your home. It gives you a heads up on anyone coming to your home before they get to your door. They’re not expensive and they work great. Check out the video:
Vocal smoke alarms are an important consideration for families with children. By now everyone should understand the importance of having working smoke detectors in their living and sleeping areas. What you may not understand is how a child’s brain reacts to the sound of smoke detectors going off.
To adults, the sound of a smoke detector seems like it should wake a hibernating bear. There’s no way anyone could possibly sleep through that high-pitched piercing sound, right? Wrong! Study after study continues to show that there is a good chance your children won’t wake up in the event of a fire alarm. And even though you hope and pray that you’ll be able to rush in and get your children quickly, its important for children to be able to get up on their own and follow the family’s plan for evacuating the house. So, what’s a concerned parent to do?
Enter the Vocal Smoke Alarm. This smoke alarm is specifically designed to deal with the issue we’re discussing. Parents can pre-record messages that will sound when a smoke alarm goes off. Studies show that this is an effective way to wake your children and direct them on what to do. Mom can record a message that says “Wake up. Go out of your room and out the front door.” This alarm fixes both problems of conventional smoke detectors: Children are wakened and they are given instructions on how to proceed. The best part is that studies show that vocal smoke alarms are 99% effective in waking children.
The Vocal Smoke Alarm is available from SafeMart.com for only $49.95, well worth the cost of the added security and peace of mind.
The Simon XT Talking Keypad is great because it allows you to easily arm and disarm your system without having to use the actual Simon XT panel. Why is this great? It means that you can place your XT panel somewhere safe, like a bedroom or closet, and place the Talking Keypad in an easy to reach location, like the front hallway. Ok, why is that so great? Well, that is so great because if an intruder broke into your home, he couldn’t smash your control panel or rip the phone cord out, disabling the system. Your alarm system will continue to work, sounding an alarm or notifying your monitoring company (if you have monitoring) because the great likelihood is that the intruder won’t find the panel in time.
The fact that it is a bi-directional talking keypad means that it will tell you if you’ve correctly armed or disarmed your system, if there’s an event, or even if there’s a low battery. Additionally, it has panic buttons for you to hit in the event of an emergency.
GE’s Simon XT Wireless Talking Bi-Directional Keypad allows you to add a whole new layer of security and convenience to an already reliable and convenient system. And for only $99 the benefits vastly outweigh the cost.
The GE Concord 4 isn’t something we’ve talked about before, so I thought now was as good a time as any. This’ll just be a quick run down of the main features and benefits of a Concord system, so lets get started.
The Concord 4 is a hybrid home security system. It has:
Up to 96 zones, either hardwired or wireless
Built in siren
Compatibility with all GE Security crystal and SAW learn mode sensors
The Concord 4 is a reliable, home security system that will take care of all of your home security needs and can be easily expaned to meet almost any security function. Its also very affordable.