You’re a conscientious homeowner. You shovel your walk after every snowstorm, clean your gutters every fall and replace the batteries in your smoke alarms every six months.
It’s steps like these that make you a responsible citizen and keep your loved ones safe. But these aren’t the only things you can do to protect your home.
By adding environmental sensors to your home, you can protect your property and – more importantly – protect your family. Here’s how:
1. Fire and gas sensors
Fires are the leading cause of property damage, and while it’s never a bad idea to have smoke detectors throughout the house, that isn’t your only line of defense against fires.
Extreme heat sensors can monitor your home for sudden spikes in ambient temperatures – typically a sign that there’s a fire – and trigger an alarm.
A carbon monoxide detector can monitor levels of CO in your home and alert you to dangerous levels. This can be lifesaving, as CO is odorless and undetectable. In addition to smoke and carbon monoxide, some environmental sensors will now monitor your home’s air quality and guard against pollutants like soot, dust, and pollen.
2. Flooding sensors
Water damage/ or flooding is the number two cause of home insurance damage claims (after fires). Whether it’s a burst pipe or a sudden rainstorm, water damage can turn into an expensive accident.
But with moisture/flooding sensors, you can receive alerts in the event of a broken water line or other water-related emergencies.
Place these sensors next to anything connected to the water line – sinks, toilets, water heaters, or other water-filled appliances. – and they’ll detect unwanted water and alert you so you can get to the problem before things get out of hand.
3. Freezing temperature sensors
A flooding sensor can alert you to issues such as a burst pipe. Freezing temperature sensors might be able to keep that pipe from bursting.
When the thermostat drops below a certain point, these sensors can alert you and allow you to take steps to adjust the temperature in your home.
While these environmental sensors all have different functions, they have a few things in common:
- They’re easy to install with the help of a trained home security technician, who can integrate them with your existing security system.
- They’re simple to learn, even for new users.
- They can integrate with your smartphone or other mobile device, allowing you to get alerts when something goes wrong, no matter where you are.
If you’ve decided that it’s time to install environmental sensors in your home or business, Holicong Security can help.
We go beyond the standard security offerings to make sure your property is protected from environmental catastrophes with the help of our heat, freezing temperature and flooding sensors.
Holicong also offers a range of different fire detection solutions, including smoke alarms, fire alarms, sprinkler systems and water flow valves.
Contact us today to find out how we can help keep your home or business and the people in it safe.