Christmas trees are one of the main causes of house fires. These types of fires often occur when the occupants are sleeping or are not present in the home or room that the tree is in. Imagine you could receive multiple forms of notifications when your smoke alarms were triggered. You would be able to get to safety much faster and emergency services would be dispatched much sooner.
Some clients are surprised to discover that additional lines of protection can be seamlessly integrated into their commercial or home alarm monitoring service. Real security, however, goes beyond theft deterrence, encompassing all aspects of safety, indoors and out.
Christmas tree fires are very dangerous and more frequent then you think. Check out these facts:
- Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires per year that started with Christmas trees. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually.
- On average, one of every 40 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
- Electrical problems were factors in one-third (32%) of home Christmas tree structure fires.
- Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.
Having monitored smoke detectors connected to alarm monitoring stations greatly reduces death’s and damage to your home. Atlantic Alarm Systems and Services offers this service. Contact us for a free review of your home.