Fire Safety Tips: Arson Awareness Week May 5-11

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You might think you don’t have to worry about the risk of fire, especially if you’ve made sure your fire detection system is working and you know your appliances and wiring are in good shape. Unfortunately, faulty wires aren’t the only cause of fire: every year, arson results in nearly 17,000 fires, $593 million in property damage, and 280 deaths. During Arson Awareness Week, May 5 to 11, take the time to ensure your security system includes both fire detection and monitored security—two security essentials that can help prevent your location from becoming next year’s unfortunate arson statistic.

Fire Detection

Secure Pacific’s fire alarm systems include monitored smoke and heat detectors. Because experts at our Verification Center® are keeping track of any alerts or alarms triggered by heat and smoke, you don’t have to worry about flames getting big enough to attract outside attention before anyone calls the fire department. As soon as there is a verified alarm, operators alert authorities. Emergency services personnel have been shown to respond more quickly when they know are verified and are not a false alarm. With Secure Pacific’s operators monitoring your location, you can have peace of mind that any true emergency will be met with a quick response.

Intruder Alarms

According to the FBI’s preliminary data from 2012, cases of arson in the U.S. are on the rise for the first time in six years. You can’t personally stand guard outside your home or business 24/7 to make sure a potential arsonist doesn’t gain access to your property. What you can do is invest in an intruder alarm system from Secure Pacific. We provide video and sound monitoring to ensure that any intruder is quickly detected and police are notified. Any time an alarm is triggered, operators from our round-the-clock Verification Center are able to view or listen in to your location remotely and work in cooperation with police, often guiding them to the exact location of the intrusion. That’s the next best thing to launching your own arson guard campaign.

At Secure Pacific, we take your safety seriously. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you prevent the potential damage arson could cause.