Home Monitoring FactsFlood detection monitors are one of many elements that can be added on to a home monitoring system. A flood detector can provide warning of a possible flood before the damage is done. Flood detectors work by detecting water or moisture that should not normally be present in a specific area. Flood detectors are usually placed in areas that are prone to leaks such as basements and garages. They work especially well during the winter months when pipes are prone to freezing and bursting. When linked up with your home monitoring system a flood detector can notify your central monitoring station which in turn can notify you so you can solve the problem before it causes significant damage.
In addition to flood monitoring there are a few other detectors that can be added to your home monitoring system including carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide detectors are used to detect the presence of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Common sources of carbon monoxide in the home stem from space heaters, water heaters, or a gas leak. Because carbon monoxide is poisonous and almost impossible to detect it can be fatal when it is leaking in your home. The addition of a carbon monoxide detector to your home monitoring system can prove to be a life and death decision. By linking a carbon monoxide detector to your home alarm system you will be warned if any gas is present.
Another element every home should attach to their home monitoring system is smoke detectors. Smoke detectors sense smoke using optical detection or using a physical process such as ionization. When smoke is detected, these machines trigger your alarm system to notify you and your central monitoring station of an emergency. Your monitoring station can then dispatch the necessary authorities to your home.
There are of course more elements that can be added and we will cover those in future blog posts. For now if you have additional questions or you would like to purchase any of the equipment mentioned here you can contact SafeTech alarm systems.