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How Carbon Monoxide and Fire Detectors Prevent Danger at Home

Dangers like fires and carbon monoxide exposure can strike unexpectedly, posing significant threats to your loved ones and belongings. At Custom Security Systems, we understand the importance of proactive measures, and that’s where carbon monoxide and fire detectors play a crucial role. Let’s explore different instances where these alarms have proven their effectiveness in preventing harm. Learn why these life safety devices are essential components of your security system and the importance of regular maintenance and proper usage.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

Carbon monoxide detectors are devices used to detect the presence of CO gas in the air. This gas is colorless, odorless gas, and produced by incomplete combustion of fuels such as gasoline, natural gas, and wood. It is highly dangerous because when inhaled, it displaces oxygen in the bloodstream and can lead to serious health complications—or even death. This is why carbon monoxide is often called “the silent killer.”

At least 420 U.S. residents die each year due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. CO detectors are essential for every home to provide early warning signs of danger. A sensor within the carbon monoxide detector continuously measures the amount of carbon monoxide in the air. If this reaches dangerous levels, the detector sounds an alarm. Without a detector, these dangers could go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Let’s look in depth at four actual accounts of dangerous carbon monoxide levels and how carbon monoxide detectors saved the day.

1. Carbon Monoxide Buildup

One of our client’s CO detectors in the garage was triggering unexpectedly. The cause? A golf cart in the garage produced a significant buildup of gasoline, emitting carbon monoxide. Despite not running the cart in the enclosed space, the dangers were averted thanks to their detector.

2. Attic Gas Leaks

In another instance, a confused customer discovered a gas leak in their attic thanks to their CO alarm. Swift evacuation by the family and timely intervention by the fire department prevented a potential disaster.

3. Fireplace Usage

Frequent use of a fireplace can lead to CO buildup, as experienced by a client who faced alarms coinciding with fireplace usage. To prevent this, make sure to clean your fireplace and flue regularly.

4. Storm-Season Danger

CO alarms aren’t exclusive to cold weather. When our clients’ system detected fire, not only did the alarm sound, but it also triggered eight of our clients’ CO detector alarms during Hurricane Ida in 2021 due to improper generator usage. Proper generator safety is crucial to help prevent dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

Fire (Smoke & Heat) Detectors

Carbon monoxide and fire detectors are a dynamic duo for home safety. Fire detectors utilize sensors to detect the presence of smoke or fire in a home. When triggered, the fire detector emits a loud alarm to alert occupants of the potential danger. This prompt warning allows individuals to evacuate the premises quickly and call for emergency assistance, potentially saving lives and preventing extensive property damage. 

In 2022 alone, local U.S. fire departments responded to 1.5 million fires. By having a reliable smoke and heat detection system in place, homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones and belongings are protected from the devastating effects of a fire. These are just a few examples our clients have experienced that illustrate the importance of having a fire detector at home.

1. Unattended Cooking

An unintentional oversight during last-minute preparations for a family reunion led to a pot catching fire on the stove. The fire alarm woke our client and their family and prompted a call from our 24/7 monitoring station to ensure their safety.

2. A Bathroom Fire

Another client left a space heater unattended in the bathroom, resulting in a towel catching fire. The detector not only alerted our client and our monitoring station to the fire but also assured the safety of her dog.

3. A Holiday Fire

Having carbon monoxide and fire detectors is only the first step. Monitoring them is essential. The operators at Custom Security Systems play a crucial role in connecting homeowners to help, especially when they might be in a deep sleep.

For example, our team responded to an early morning alarm during the Christmas season while our client was sleeping. After insisting that they check for danger, they found a fire in the attic above their son’s bedroom. Our team is here to provide you with an added layer of security at all times.

4. Smart Integration for Whole-Home Protection

Carbon monoxide and fire detectors don’t have to stand alone. With a personalized system from Custom Security Systems, you can seamlessly integrate the detectors into your home security system. One of our employees experienced the importance of having an integrated system firsthand. When their system detected fire, it triggered an automatic shut-off of the A/C unit. This prevented the fire from spreading to other areas of their home.

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Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

Preventing danger begins with taking the necessary measures to protect your home and loved ones. From carbon monoxide awareness to generator and heating safety, Custom Security Systems has you covered. Keep your home safe with these essential safety tips.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

  • Do not use CO-producing appliances inside, like gas or charcoal grills
  • Do not leave a car running in your garage, even with the doors open
  • Install CO alarms in key locations around your home, specifically near bedrooms
  • Test your CO alarms at least once a month
  • Take immediate action if an alarm sounds

Generator Safety

  • Use in well-ventilated locations away from openings to your home
  • Never use in attached garages or anywhere fumes can enter your home
  • Install CO alarms in your home to monitor for exhaust fumes
  • Never refuel a generator while it’s running. Turn off and cool down the unit first.

Heating Safety

  • Keep flammable items a safe distance away from heaters and stoves
  • Turn heating equipment off when unattended
  • Keep children away from fireplaces and space heaters
  • Test carbon monoxide and fire detectors regularly—at least once a month

Add Carbon Monoxide and Fire Detectors to Your Home Security System

Protecting your home and loved ones is of the utmost importance. By integrating carbon monoxide and smoke and heat detectors into your home security system, you can ensure a comprehensive level of safety. Remember to follow essential safety tips, such as testing alarms regularly and taking immediate action when necessary.

Custom Security Systems offers personalized solutions to keep you and your family secure. With our team by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that an added layer of security is always there for you. Build your perfect security system, complete with video surveillance, carbon monoxide and fire detectors, smart door locks, and more. Schedule an appointment online or reach out to us at 225-927-5535 for more information. Your safety is our priority!

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Why You Should Consider a Commercial Fire System

Fire protection is key for your commercial space, so make sure you take the time to do some research on quality fire systems. Not only are these lifesavers in an emergency situation but depending on what kind of business you run, it may be a requirement! Don’t take chances—find the reliable professionals to install a trustworthy commercial fire detection system for your Baton Rouge business. Learn why you may be pleasantly surprised by how much your company can benefit from this sound investment.

An Important Investment

Fire safety is a critical concern for any business. Investing in the right commercial fire system can be an important step toward protecting your employees, customers, and property—not to mention satisfying local building codes, insurance policies, and other regulations like those in daycares or schools. Apartment complexes and churches also require fire systems for the safety of their visitors and tenants. Whether you are adding a new system to your business or building a new facility and are including your fire system in your plans, Custom Security Systems can work with you and your contractor to develop the best system for your needs.

A commercial fire detection system also serves as a visible reminder that you take safety seriously while providing valuable peace of mind. Today, having the proper equipment to safeguard against fires is a necessity for businesses that are concerned with being safe and compliant. It can enable your employees to react quickly if and when the need arises.

In addition to investing in safety equipment, you are investing in top-tier service from trustworthy security system experts. At Custom Security Systems, we provide full-service care for our customers. Start with a consult where a member of our team visits your office to map out the perfect customized system for your needs. Once we determine the features that best suit your office, we’ll submit these plans to the fire marshal’s office. Once approved, we’ll quickly and efficiently handle your installation and remain available for 24/7 support. 

Safety Benefits

It’s important to keep your property safe, of course. But, ensuring the safety of your employees and customers is also necessary. The faster people can become aware of a fire in the building, the faster they can escape to safety. At Custom Security Systems, we offer a one-stop shop for intuitive safety features. Combine your fire system with access control, follow codes for safe passage out of a dangerous situation.

There are many safety services we can offer business. Take a look at some of these services below: 

  • Smoke detectors alert your team to the presence of smoke in the air
  • Heat detectors measure changes in temperature that can indicate a fire
  • Voice-evacuation systems get people out of buildings safely without causing panic
  • Duct detectors prevent A/C units from circulating smoke to other areas of a building
  • Sprinkler monitoring helps maintain equipment
  • Tamper notification warns of device interference
  • Strobe systems guide employees and customers out of smoky conditions

Combined, these features can provide new levels of safety for your building.

To ensure the highest level of performance and that your fire systems are up to code, security companies must have a Level III Nicet-certified engineer on staff. These experts carry at least five years of experience with fire detection and signaling systems. And, they must obtain a personal recommendation indicating their ratings for their independent engineering technician responsibilities.

At Custom Security Systems, we take our dedication to safety and service even further. We have a Nicet-certified Level IV engineer on staff. With over 30 years of experience and as a Governor-appointed member of the Life Safety & Property Education Board, our engineer provides service that our customers can rely on. 

Searching for a Fire System for Your Baton Rouge Business?

Ultimately, commercial fire systems are an invaluable asset that protect businesses from the risk of costly and destructive fires. Not only do they help to prevent losses due to fire damage. But they can also help you rest easier knowing that your employees and customers are protected. Investing in a quality commercial fire system can make all the difference when it comes to safeguarding a business from potential fires. 

Custom Security Systems offers a wide range of commercial fire systems for Baton Rouge businesses. Our experienced consultant can assess your business’s needs and recommend the best products to suit those needs. We also offer maintenance services to keep your fire system up to date. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us to set up an appointment. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have and provide more information. 

By investing in a commercial fire system, you can ensure the safety of your business and give yourself peace of mind knowing that you are doing everything you can to protect it. Call 225-927-5535 to contact us today and learn how we can help you protect your business.

6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Custom Security Systems

6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Custom Security Systems

Nothing puts a damper on a Holiday meal like a visit from first responders. To avoid fires and injuries, it is important to put safety measures in place before guests arrive! And don’t worry—these don’t add extra stress to your day or pull you away from guests. These simple Holiday safety tips from Custom Security Systems are just what you need for a stress-free and emergency-free holiday!

Six Holiday Safety Tips For Your Thanksgiving

Don’t let a fire or other safety hazard steal the joy from your holiday season. With just a little extra precaution, you can keep your holiday events running smoothly and without a visit from the fire department. And with the help of our home security and fire alarm systems from Custom Security Systems, you can feel even more secure during the holiday season. These safety tips from a trusted home security company can help to keep your family and holiday plans free from emergencies!

1. Don’t Leave Your Stove Top Unattended

Spending time with company is one of the many joys of Holiday. But, don’t forget about items on your stove or in the oven while you’re busy catching up! Not only could your dish burn, but it can also become a potential fire hazard. Something as simple as setting a timer on your phone or your Amazon Alexa can do the trick. If you still have dishes to prepare after your company arrives, make sure that you or another adult is free to keep an eye on your cooking. And don’t forget to turn off all burners after you’ve finished cooking!

2. Keep Children Away from the Stove and Cooking Utensils

In the midst of holiday excitement, curious children may wander into dangerous situations. Make sure to keep all possible hazards away from roaming hands. Keep handles of skillets and pans turned to the side out of reach. If possible, keep all pots on the back burners of your stove to keep them even further away from small children. And, make sure that an adult is monitoring your pots, pans, utensils, and appliances at all times. 

3. Keep Lit Candles in Rooms with Supervision

Fall scents can add to the holiday ambiance, but don’t let a candle go unsupervised! Light candles in rooms where your company will gather. Not only will they get to enjoy the pleasant scent of the candle, but they will also notice if the candle falls, breaks, or ignites other materials in the room. And as with other breakable, sharp, or flammable materials, make sure to set candles out of reach of children. Consider flameless candles as a safe alternative.

4. Test Your Fire Alarms to Make Sure They Are Working

Our home fire system can protect your family from fires and carbon monoxide when you’re home or away! If an emergency strikes, we alert your local fire department for fast assistance. Just make sure that your detector is working. When in doubt, switching to a set of fresh batteries is never a bad idea. 

5. Clean Your Oven Before Cooking

Cleaning out any grease or charcoal in your oven doesn’t just prevent unwanted smells from wafting throughout your home. The extra prep can also prevent house fires! Food particles and oil can ignite with the heat in your oven. This can quickly grow out of hand, especially if you are not keeping an eye on your oven. With a little pre-cleaning, you can avoid dangerous fires. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the food in your oven in case any food spills over.

Along with cleaning your oven, make sure that your floor is clear of any items that could cause trips or slips. Area rugs, loose floorboards, or wet spots can be dangerous for those in your house. Keep toys and bags out of walkways to avoid falling. This also makes it easier to vacate the house in case of an emergency!

6. Keep a Fire Extinguisher, Just in Case

It never hurts to have a fire extinguisher on hand. Class B fire extinguishers can be safely used in the kitchen on flammable liquids, like kitchen grease. Keep this stored under your kitchen sink or in your closet for easy access in case of an emergency. And, check your extinguisher monthly to ensure it is still up to date and pressurized. If a kitchen fire breaks out, pull the pin in your extinguisher, aim the nozzle at the fire, and slowly squeeze the level to spray. Move side to side in sweeping motions to catch all of the flames. 

But remember: If you attempt to fight the fire, make sure that all other occupants are quickly making their way out of the house. And, make sure that you have a clear path to exit as swiftly as possible. If your fire cannot be controlled, vacate the premises immediately and contact your fire department. Close the door to your oven if this is where the fire is, and close the door to your home to keep the flames from spreading.

Contact Custom Security Systems For an Added Layer of Safety

These Holiday cooking and safety tips can help to protect you and your loved ones this holiday season. For extra safety, get in touch with Custom Security Systems for integrated home security and fire systems! Call us today at 225-927-5535 for a free quote. With our smart systems, you can keep an eye on your home while out of town or rest easy knowing that our 24/7 monitoring services are keeping you safe from fires, home invasion, and more. Contact us today to find the right security systems for your home!

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The Right Camera System For Your Pets

When it comes to the safety of your home, many residents believe that their home only needs a security system, and that’s the end of it. But what about emergencies that include other members of the family while you’re out? The furry members of your family also deserve the care and attention that the rest of your home receives. If you need a camera system, there’s only one team that can handle the right installation for your Baton Rouge home. Discover more about what Custom Security can do for you!

Picking The Right Cameras

With people still returning to in-person work, we’ve become accustomed to always being around our pets. But the thing is, we can’t take them to our office jobs! On the other hand, many pet owners worry when they leave their pets home alone. That’s where having cameras comes in. With the right camera, you can make sure that your furry friend is safe both in and outside the house.

At Custom Security, we have camera systems available to suit your needs. If your animal is more of an outside explorer, we can set up outdoor cameras to keep an eye on them. On the other hand, we also have indoor cameras for that loveable couch potato. But these don’t have to be simple cameras. We have access to infrared camera technology so you can keep watching your animal in the middle of the night. That way, you can check on your pets to see that they aren’t in harm’s way. You also have the option of talking to your pets through the camera so they don’t feel so alone. 

Other Ways Our System Keeps Your Pet Safe

Of course, there are other ways than cameras to keep your pets safe or to accommodate them to your new alarm system. With our security system, we have a multitude of security options to choose from so your home can be safe the way you want it to be. 

Take our sensors, for example. You can add a sensor to your gates or even to cabinet doors. This makes sure your pets aren’t being naughty or that a stranger isn’t letting themselves in. Alternatively, if you already have a security system, we can add a pet-friendly motion detector. These accommodate pets up to a certain weight, and their movements don’t trigger your alarm. Our sensor technology can also keep pets safer.  For example, a sensor on the gate in front of home alerts the owner when a gate is opened or left open. This makes it easier to keep dogs at home where they should be instead of running around the neighborhood or potentially getting lost or hurt. 

Cabinet sensors can also be incredibly useful for child and pet safety. If a child or pet gets into a cabinet with cleaning chemicals or other hazards, you can receive a potentially life-saving alert. We also go the extra mile to protect pets with our monitored fire systems. If our systems notice signs of a potential fire, we can alert you and the authorities even if you’re away from home. We note the number of pets in the home as well as their favorite hiding spots to make it easier for firefighters to find them if needed. With our monitoring services, you can breathe easier knowing your pets and loved ones are protected.

Need A Camera System Installation For Your Baton Rouge Home?

When it comes to a home security system, it’s not just about your home—it’s also about who’s in the home. Every member of your home is important, including your four-legged family members, and they rely on us for their safety and well-being. So when it comes to your pets, you need the best camera system and installation in Baton Rouge. If you have any questions about our products before you begin, please give us a call. All you have to do is dial 225.927.5535, and one of our professionals will be with you shortly. Discover more and schedule a camera system installation for your Baton Rouge home today!

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Why Fire Safety Matters in Baton Rouge This Holiday Season

The holidays are the perfect time to snuggle up in the comfort of your home. With a warm fire going and presents under the tree, there’s really no better place to be. But, as wonderful as this festive time can be, it’s also one of the worst times to neglect fire safety. You need to be sure that your Baton Rouge home is equipped with an effective fire alarm system. It’s important to be familiar with some of the additional fire hazards that the season can bring as well. Let Custom Security Systems show you how to have a safe, merry Christmas and avoid some costly mistakes.

A Home Fire Alarm System Can Be a Lifesaver

First thing’s first. You need to be sure your Baton Rouge home is protected by a proven fire system. Unfortunately, nearly 80% of all fires occur when those inside the house are asleep. At Custom Security Systems, we take our clients’ safety seriously and provide expert protection all year round. We offer plans that detect heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide 24/7, giving you peace of mind whether you’re at home or out and about.

Your Custom Security System links your home to our monitoring station, where we’re always ready to get in touch with the nearest fire department should the need arise. In the case of a fire, speed matters. We’re always on call—even on holidays—to make sure your home is safe.

And this peace of mind isn’t just limited to your family but your furry family members as well. If a fire starts in your home when you aren’t there, we’ll notify the fire department and you will receive an alert as well. So you can feel better knowing that someone is watching over your pets even when you’re out.

What You Can Do to Make Your Christmas Safer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sadly it can also be one of the most dangerous when it comes to a fire. Here are some things to look out for to keep spirits safe and bright.

  • Christmas Trees. They bring joy into our homes and really set the Christmas mood each year. But a dry tree can be flammable. So check on your tree regularly, give it plenty of water, and ensure it isn’t drying out. And artificial trees can have their own issues as well. Make sure it’s made of flame-resistant or flame-retardant material before making your selection. Also, lower your risk by keeping your Christmas tree away from sources of heat, such as fireplaces, stoves, ovens, and heaters.
  • Candles. A candlelit evening seems like the perfect way to brighten up your holiday festivities. But, they can also prove to be a huge hazard. From 2012 to 2014, candles caused 1200 fires in homes across the U.S. If you plan to light candles, never let them out of sight and keep them away from flammable materials and little ones. Also, be sure that you can get to your fire extinguisher quickly if needed.
  • Electronic Devices. It’s always exciting to find the latest gadgets and toys under the tree. But many devices these days use rechargeable batteries that need to be plugged into an outlet. And, when these batteries malfunction or overcharge, they can become incredibly hot and start fires. Remember to always keep devices and toys within view while they charge.

Enjoy Enhanced Protection This Christmas With a Custom Security Systems Fire Alarm System in Your Baton Rouge Home

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so let us keep your Baton Rouge home safe with a dependable fire alarm system and our monitoring services. Give us a call at 225-927-5535 or make an appointment for a free quote. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from everyone at Custom Security Systems.

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Resideo Products From Your Local Alarm Company This Holiday Season

With the holiday season right around the corner, there’s a lot to look forward to. Although this is the time for giving, it’s also the time of year for heightened protection. Even during the jolliest time of year, crime doesn’t sleep and neither do we. As your local alarm company, we’re dedicated to protecting you 24/7, and we have products that help with just that. Discover more about how our Resideo products can help you stay safe this holiday season.

No Place Like (a Smart) Home for the Holidays

Statistically, a burglary happens every 25.7 seconds in the United States. With stats like that, it’s important to make sure that you’re protected. Thanks to Resideo, we have the means to protect you as best as possible.

At Custom Security Systems, safety for our customers is our top priority, which is why we offer a large array of security cameras to choose from. Resideo’s home security cameras are affordable and useful for both security and convenience. For example, setting up your outside cameras facing your front yard allows you to keep an eye out for any possible intruders, even in the nighttime, thanks to our infrared technology.

Other cameras Resideo offers include stylish and user-friendly doorbell cameras. With the holiday season rolling in, so are the delivery trucks. But that also means porch pirates are coming along for what they consider “easy pickings.” With one of Resideo’s doorbell cameras, you can monitor anyone that comes to your door, and if you’re a victim of this type of theft, a doorbell camera can help you get a good look at the people who did it. 

Another great addition to Smart Home products is the Smart Lock. With one of Resideo’s Smart Locks, you no longer need to worry about whether you locked the door or not. If you’re already on the road for the holidays, no problem. Simply go to your app and lock the door remotely. 

Prevent More Than Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Even though it’s the coldest time of the year, fires occur more often than you might realize. But they’re not always due to the fireplace. Because of the amount of lights, nearly any place is a potential hazard for a fire, especially if you have a Christmas tree. Dried pine trees and hot LED lights are especially hazardous, which is why it’s always important to keep your tree watered and healthy. 

However, with a Resideo fire alarm system, we can help you get the situation under control. Have a monitored smoke alarm ready in your major living spaces, especially near the tree, and avoid a small mishap becoming a major holiday disaster.

Keep the Holidays Merry With Help From Resideo and Custom Security Systems

Avoid any holiday mishaps with proper care and security from your friends at Custom Security Systems and Resideo. If you have any questions about our processes or products from Resideo, we’re here to help whenever you need us. Give us a call at 225.927.5535 for more information or to receive a quote on us! Let’s get your home holiday-ready.

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Trust in the Right Fire Alarm Company in Baton Rouge, LA

Accidents happen. But when they do, you want to be ready. Take a look around your home and make sure you’re prepared. What do you currently have around your house that’s protecting you from something as serious as a fire? Outside of a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher, have you thought about what else you might need? You might think you’re ready, but did you know that nearly 80% of all fire casualties occur when people are asleep? And, over half of those are in properties without any fire alarm systems! If a fire occurs, how prepared will you be? With the right fire alarm company in Baton Rouge, your home can be prepared for fires before they occur.

Why Do I Need A Fire Alarm?

Many people wonder why they would ever need a fire alarm. Fires can also be caused by cooking, faulty electrical wiring, fireworks, and a variety of other sources. You might think a fire will never happen in your home, but if that day ever comes, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. Fires can happen anywhere and to anyone at any time. With the right equipment, you can decrease your chances of becoming a statistic.

When it comes to home fires, things we never think about can easily be the cause. Nearly 16,000 home fires between 2010-2014 were caused by dryers or washing machines. Fires can be caused by cooking, faulty electrical wiring, fireworks, and a variety of different causes. In 2018, there were over 1.3 million fires in the United States, and over $25 billion in damages. With the right equipment, you can do as much as possible to avoid becoming a statistic. 

What Can Custom Security Systems Do For Me? 

Even though Custom Security Systems is known for our high-quality security systems and alarms, keeping you and your family safe means much more than securing the perimeter of your home. Above all, it means protecting your family inside your home. That’s why we also provide the best home fire systems in Baton Rouge, and our team is here to go above and beyond to ensure your home has top of the line life safety inside and out. 

When it comes to the fire alarm system at Custom Security Systems, we have a professionally monitored fire system available for you! But, how is our system different than others? Most companies rely on their fire alarms to warn their users, but we don’t take any chances. Because we use real, live people monitoring your fire alarm 24/7, we ensure you have the care you deserve. And if we notice anything suspicious, we give you a call immediately to make you aware. With our monitored smoke detectors, monitored heat detectors, and CO detectors, we ensure you’re safer than ever.

Also, if you’re looking to take the next step in home security, our team can create a comprehensive plan for your home that’s built entirely on fire safety. For example, we can put heat detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in high-risk areas such as laundry rooms, kitchens, attics, and more. If you have any concerns, feel free to give us a call or ask us any questions as we create your fire safety plan.

Additionally, having a fire system in your home can help you with your homeowner’s insurance—saving you money in the long run. Protect yourself and choose Custom Security Systems to be your fire alarm company in Baton Rouge today! 

Develop Your Fire Home Escape Plan

Did you know that if a fire breaks out in your home, you and your family could have as little as three minutes to escape? A fire alarm is useful for helping you detect a fire as soon as it happens, and if it does, you need a plan to get out ASAP. So before disaster strikes, make a solid escape plan with your family. Some things that should be in your plan include:

  • Map out two ways to get out of each room of your home.
  • Select a place outside where everyone can meet once safely out of the house.
  • Ensure there’s nothing blocking or sealing your windows and doors.
  • For second-story homes, ensure there are escape ladders within reach.
  • Make sure your home address number is visible from the street, so first responders can find your home easily. 

Once you have a solid plan in place, make sure to practice it at least twice a year and set off the alarm to ensure it’s familiar to everyone. If you have as little as three minutes to escape, you need to know what to do immediately. Developing a home fire escape plan is easy, follow this guide for tips and more information.

The placement of your smoke detectors are also important. We usually suggest clients place their detectors on both floors of the house, each bedroom, and outside of each sleeping area. The faster your alarm can detect the problem, the easier it will be to escape quickly.

Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to take extra precautions to avoid fires in the first place. Some steps include:

  • Don’t leave open flames unattended, such as candles and lit burners.
  • Clean and maintain your dryer.
  • Be careful with outlets and other electrical items, such as space heaters.

Fires can happen in the blink of an eye, and it’s best to eliminate risks before it’s too late. If you have questions on how you can increase fire safety in your home, reach out to the experts at Custom Security Systems.

When You Need A Fire Alarm, Trust Our Company in Baton Rouge

Anything can happen these days, but by taking the right preventive measures, you can protect yourself and your family before something happens. And thanks to the protective power of Custom Security Systems, we’ve got you covered in case of a security or fire emergency. 

Learn more about keeping your family safe by giving us a call at 225.927.5535. You can also give us a call for a free quote to see how our services can help you. Get the best fire alarm company in Baton Rouge on your side and get in touch with Custom Security Systems.