Did you know that your home secu­ri­ty sys­tem can pro­vide you and your fam­i­ly peace of mind not only for break-ins and theft but also for dis­as­ters such as fire and flood? While tra­di­tion­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with deter­ring bur­glar­ies, mod­ern home secu­ri­ty sys­tems have evolved to include com­pre­hen­sive fea­tures designed to mit­i­gate var­i­ous house­hold risks. 

Let’s dive into how an advanced home secu­ri­ty sys­tem can safe­guard your home against fire and flood dam­age.

Protection Against Fire Damage

Fire is a risk in any home. From an over­heat­ed space heater to an unat­tend­ed can­dle, a small flame can turn into a major fire in just min­utes. One of the pri­ma­ry func­tions of a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem is to detect signs of fire at the ear­li­est pos­si­ble stage so that you and your loved ones have the max­i­mum amount of time to evac­u­ate safe­ly. 

Many home secu­ri­ty sys­tems have smoke alarms and car­bon monox­ide detec­tors strate­gi­cal­ly placed through­out the home to detect smoke par­ti­cles in the air. When a fire is detect­ed, the sys­tem will noti­fy the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion and con­tact the local fire depart­ment. 

Integration with Home Automation

Did you know that you can enhance your home fire safe­ty mea­sures by inte­grat­ing your fire pro­tec­tion sys­tem with oth­er auto­mat­ed devices in your home? Here’s how you can seam­less­ly inte­grate the two sys­tems to ensure your pro­tec­tion against fire emer­gen­cies and opti­mize your fire escape plan. 

  • Inte­gra­tion with HVAC Con­trol: In the event of a fire, your home’s heat­ing, ven­ti­la­tion and air con­di­tion­ing (HVAC) sys­tem can wors­en the sit­u­a­tion.

    By inte­grat­ing your home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, you can ensure that the HVAC sys­tem is auto­mat­i­cal­ly off to pre­vent the spread of smoke and flames through­out the home, min­i­miz­ing prop­er­ty dam­age and reduc­ing the risk to you and your loved ones.

  • Smart Lock Sys­tem Inte­gra­tion: Do you have a smart lock? Your smart lock sys­tems can be pro­grammed to unlock doors in a fire.

    This fea­ture ensures that you and your loved ones can quick­ly and exit your home with­out fum­bling for keys, poten­tial­ly sav­ing valu­able sec­onds dur­ing an evac­u­a­tion.

  • Tem­per­a­ture Sen­sors: Tem­per­a­ture sen­sors detect rapid tem­per­a­ture increas­es indica­tive of a fire. These sen­sors are in areas prone to fires, such as kitchens or near heat­ing appli­ances.

    It will trig­ger an alert and prompt imme­di­ate action to slow the fire’s spread when it detects ris­ing tem­per­a­tures.

  • Garage Inte­gra­tion: A garage can be a vital escape route dur­ing a fire.

    With garage door inte­gra­tion, the sys­tem can open your garage door auto­mat­i­cal­ly when the fire alarm is acti­vat­ed to help you escape and pro­vide first respon­ders with easy access to your home. 

Protection Against Flood Damage

Ear­ly flood detec­tion pre­vents or min­i­mizes water dam­age. It cir­cum­vents the expen­sive cost of cleanup and repair work. Many home secu­ri­ty sys­tems today offer flood detec­tion and water alarms as an add-on ser­vice, and are espe­cial­ly valu­able if you live in an area prone to flood­ing. 

Water Alarms and Sensors

Water alarms and sen­sors are vital com­po­nents of flood detec­tion sys­tems and detect the pres­ence of water in areas prone to flood­ing or leak­ing, such as base­ments, crawl spaces and laun­dry rooms.

When a sen­sor detects water, it will trig­ger an alert to noti­fy the home­own­er of the poten­tial flood risk. 

It’s com­mon to place water sen­sors any­where in your home that’s prone to water dam­age, such as

  • Base­ment: near water heaters, pipes and areas where water may enter, such as a floor drain
  • Bath­room: below the sink or near the bath­tub
  • Kitchen: under the sink 
  • Laun­dry room: under the wash­ing machine or by the laun­dry sink

Integration with Video Surveillance Cameras

By inte­grat­ing water alarms with video sur­veil­lance cam­eras, you can visu­al­ly assess the extent of the water dam­age imme­di­ate­ly and take the appro­pri­ate mea­sures to mit­i­gate fur­ther dam­age when you are not home.

This lev­el of remote man­age­ment means you can take proac­tive mea­sures to pro­tect your home and belong­ings, even when you’re away.

Safeguard Your Home Against Fire and Flood Today

Are you look­ing for a reli­able home secu­ri­ty sys­tem? Pro­tec­tion Plus is proud to offer an extend­ed line of home alarm sys­tems, smart home mon­i­tor­ing, fire and flood safe­ty sys­tems and oth­er home pro­tec­tion prod­ucts and ser­vices to home­own­ers in Toron­to and the GTA. 

With over 25 years of expe­ri­ence, our team is here to pro­fes­sion­al­ly design, install and ser­vice the per­fect res­i­den­tial secu­ri­ty solu­tion for your home.

For more infor­ma­tion about our home secu­ri­ty sys­tems or to sched­ule a com­pli­men­ta­ry con­sul­ta­tion, reach out online or call us at 1–844–365‑7587

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Allan Baum
Allan Baum founded Protection Plus with his wife Neseh in 1994. He has worked in the security industry since 1991. His educational background includes an MBA from York University ( when it was still York) and a B.A. from McGill. Allan and Neseh have three wonderful children who are now considered adults and an equally wonderful dog named Waub.