Fire and Life Safety for Fireworks Season

Jul 3, 2023

As July continues, the entire United States enjoys a month of vibrant celebrations of our independence. If you love freedom as much as we do, you know these celebrations can last the entire month!

Protect your Family with Fire and Life Safety

With fireworks, grilling, bonfires, and other classic summer activities moving into center stage, it’s essential to prioritize fire and life safety during the liveliest part of the season. At PEAK Alarm, we place safety above all else. 

Let’s explore how the various fire and life safety features of your home alarm system can help you protect your family from the hazards that may come your way this Independence Day.

Smoke and Fire Detection

Fireworks always come with a certain level of fire risk, especially when deployed near homes and crowded neighborhoods. Having a home alarm system that includes smoke and fire detectors can serve as your first line of defense against disaster.

These detectors sense even the earliest signs of unexpected smoke, like the ones caused by fireworks mishaps or accidental sparks. In case of activation, the system will emit an alarm, giving you and your family the chance to respond promptly and find a secure place to wait for help to arrive.

Heat and Temperature Sensors

During July, backyard grilling and bonfires come with fun, memories … and some inherent dangers. Alarm systems installed in your home with heat and temperature sensors are capable of detecting unusual fluctuations in temperature, which often indicate an accident. This feature can alert homeowners of potential fire hazards before they can escalate and cause damage.

Sensors like these detect hazardous situations such as an overheated grill or an out-of-control bonfire. By alerting you to these conditions, you can take prompt action to prevent the situation from getting worse.

Emergency Notifications

In the event of a fire or other emergency, every second counts. Nowadays, home alarm systems come with advanced features such as remote monitoring and real-time notifications. This means that you can receive real-time alerts on your smartphone or other connected devices.

If a fire starts, you’ll receive an instant notification even if you’re not at home. By using this feature, you can quickly take action by reaching out to emergency services or asking your neighbors to check on your property.

Integration with Smart Devices

The integration of home alarm systems with smart devices adds an extra layer of safety during fireworks season. If and when your fire alarm goes off, your alarm system can coordinate with your smart thermostats to turn off your HVAC systems and stop the smoke from spreading.

In addition, it has the capability to trigger sprinkler systems to control the fire until the firefighters reach your location to help. Using these automated responses will help to reduce the risk of fire damage and keep your home and family safe.

Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

While fireworks and outdoor activities take the spotlight, don’t forget to pay attention to potential carbon monoxide (CO) hazards. When you grill or use fuel-powered equipment in enclosed spaces, it can cause a dangerous — and deadly — buildup of carbon monoxide gasses.

Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can cause damage to your health without you even realizing something is wrong. A comprehensive home alarm system will be equipped with CO detectors to notify you at the first sign of toxic gas in your home. Being able to detect the issue early on allows you to evacuate yourself and your loved ones to fresh air and safety.

Embrace Fire and Life Safety this Season

As we celebrate Independence Day and embrace the excitement of fireworks season, make fire and life safety your top priority. If you’re looking to enhance the safety of your property for your loved ones and visitors, outfit your home with a custom alarm system that includes fire detection, temperature sensors, and integration with your mobile devices.

Here at PEAK Alarm, we have expertise to offer unique fire and life safety solutions, personalized to every home. Enjoy the festivities with peace of mind, knowing that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your loved ones and property. Stay safe out there —and from our family to yours, have a happy July!
Protect what matters most to you: Contact PEAK Alarm today.