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Home Security Options for Fire Protection and Environmental Hazards

Home security systems are often considered as devices used to protect your home from intruders. But there are many other security systems vital for home protection from fire, or other environmental hazards such as carbon monoxide or radon.

One option you may wish to consider is an ionization fire detector. This type of system monitors changes in electric current that can occur due to particles ionized by combustion. It alters the air inside the detector to serve as a conductor of electrical currents. If smoke enters the detector and stops the current’s flow, the alarm will sound. Such a system works immediately and well in detecting smoke caused by a raging fire; it is slightly slower in detecting a low level, smoldering fire. Ionization fire detectors are usually powered by battery, and sound a low warning tone when batteries are running low. Continue reading Home Security Options for Fire Protection and Environmental Hazards