It is recommended for a smoke detector be placed inside each bedroom. In addition one should be placed outside each sleeping area of the home. You also want to have a fire escape plan for your family. Practice your plan at least twice a year. For more info, check out tips on creating a fire escape plan.
Most of U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between 11pm -7am, while most people are sleeping. It is imperative to be able to hear an activated alarm immediately. You only have as little as 1 to 2 minutes to evacuate your home before a fire becomes life threatening. Having a smoke detector located in each bedroom will give you a better chance of hearing a tripped alarm while you are asleep.
Stand-alone fire alarms will not alert you if there is a fire situation in another part of your home. It is recommended for you to install inter connected alarms. They alert you by activating all alarm horns when smoke is detected anywhere in your home. Another critical option to consider is to have your alarm monitored through a central station. If your alarm is tripped, an alert will immediately be sent to the monitoring staff. As a result, the proper authorizes will be dispatched to your location.
If you would like to learn more about having professionally installed smoke detectors in your home or business, please call N.A.S. Security Systems at (845) 342-4400.