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3 Extra ways Home Security Systems can Keep you Safe

When we think of home security systems, we think of keeping burglars out and stopping vandals from damaging our property. But did you know your alarm system can also help to detect floods and other dangers?

There are lots of different add-ons that you can get for your home security system. Here are our top 3.

Carbon monoxide alarms

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and is incredibly harmful. Because of its properties, it’s difficult to tell if you have a carbon monoxide leak if you don’t have a CO detector.

Carbon monoxide leaks are caused by faulty appliances like boilers and cookers, and they cause 200 people to be seriously ill every year.

Luckily, your home security system can have a CO detector fitted into it to keep you safe from this very real danger.

Smoke and heat detectors

Home security systems can be installed with smoke and heat detectors to protect you if there is a fire. Smoke detectors can detect smoke particles and heat detectors will sound when the room reaches a certain temperature.

Your security system could save you vital moments if there is a fire, allowing you and your family to get out of your property safely before any of you are hurt.

Flood sensors

If you have a wire-free or hybrid alarm system, you can have floor sensors added to your system to alert you if water is rising in your cellar or ground floor. This is perfect for those living in areas at risk of flooding, which is becoming more and more of a problem every year.

The flood sensors call you when the sensor activates, and will give you enough time to remove your possessions from the affected area before all your belongings get damaged by dirty flood water.

If you’re looking for home security systems that do more than just keep intruders out, fill in our online form to get up to 4 quotes from reliable alarm system installers.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers works for Quotatis as a Content and Social Media Executive. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.