Reasons Why you Need a Home Security System Part 2

Reason #2 – To Detect Smoke and Fire

So, it’s pretty obvious that a home security system can protect your home against burglary, but did you know that many security systems are also built to protect your home from a fire? Like us here at Hawkeye. We offer fire protection with every system we sell.

A home fire alarm system is not always part of a total security system providing burglary protection in addition to fire protection. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, such a system that  supervises doors, windows, and spaces within the home for break-in and may provide monitoring services by dialing your telephone to report a fire or intrusion to a security office, where it will be reported to your local police or fire department.

And having a home security system that doubles as a smoke detector is extremely important. Do you know the latest home fire statistics?

The National Fire Prevention Association says fire departments responded to an average of 371,700 home fires in the United States each year from 2006 to 2010. Their August 2012 report on structure fires, that include any type of residential fire, found that many fires are started by cooking mishaps or “heating fires,” which are caused by central heating units, fireplaces, chimneys, water heaters, or heating stoves.

And unfortunately, these fires could do a lot of damage. According to a 2008 to 2010 U.S. Fire Administration study on heating fires, about 50,000 heating fires occur in the United States each year and result in approximately 150 deaths, 575 injuries, and $326 million in property loss.

Don’t become a ┬ástatistic. Call us today to find out how a home security system from Hawkeye ┬ácan help protect your family.