Cause For Alarm – Fire Prevention Month

Temperatures are falling outside. That means many of us will be turning up the thermostat or setting up the fireplace inside. Some will use space heaters to stay warm. All of these things mean an increase in the risk for a house fire. That in turn can cause catastrophic damage and in some cases death.

October is Fire Prevention Month and according to research by the National Fire Protection Association in 2016, there were more than 352,000 house fires.

Even more cause for alarm, three out of five deaths associated with fires happen in homes without a smoke detector. It only takes about four minutes for a fire to spread throughout a home. House fires caused an estimated $14.3 billion in property loss each year as well.

But Barcom Security can help change that. You probably already know about our home security system that protects against burglars and vandals. Barcom also has an elaborate system to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors are great and the NFPA suggests the level of each floor be equipped with working detectors at all times. But we take it a step further with our Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems.

This technology is available to customers in the St. Louis area as well as Southern Illinois. Barcom uses state-of-the-art equipment that can cover every level of your home or property. These devices will alert you immediately in the event of an emergency, even when you’re away from home. Our 24 hour Central Station Monitoring Center can also assist if one of our alarms alerts us of a potential emergency within your home.

To learn more about our fire protection services and other technology, contact us directly. Illinois residents can call 618-277-3344. People in Missouri should dial 314-421-4343.

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