Monitored fire and smoke alarm for home or business


Posted: 4th February 2012

Installing a burglar alarm that not only protects your house from break-ins, but also protects you from a fire scenario is important.  The easiest way of protecting against fire is installing a smoke detector, however at AMCO we don't just install standard smoke detectors but *monitored smoke detectors* with 24/7 response. Installing monitored smoke detectors means that whenever your smoke alarm is activated it immediately contacts our monitoring station, meaning that we can listen into the property and talk checking whether there really is an emergency scenario. And more importantly, AMCO's monitored fire alarms are different from most, as all our systems include *immediate audio response*meaning that in an emergency scenario our monitoring team can immediately listen and talk into the property, allowing us to check what the situation is and call the emergency services if necessary. The key special thing about an AMCO monitored alarm is the fact it comes with a speaker / microphone unit, which means that our monitoring station can immediately listen and talk into a property.  The speaker / microphone unit is usually positioned centrally in a house, for example in the hall, so that our monitoring station can easily listen throughout the whole house, and talk to check what the status of the emergency is. The listening and talking bit of AMCO's monitored alarms is the thing that saved the life of one of our customers - a Mr. A from Preston - a retired man who suffers from diabetes.  In Mr. A's case, he arrived home and suffered from a hypo-glycemic attack whilst lighting a fire which rendered him unconscious and then led to his front-room rug catching fire. Luckily Mr. A had an AMCO alarm with a smoke detector which was activated by the smoke from the rug.  Immediately our monitoring station could listen and talk into the property, identifying the fact that Mr. A was in a distressed situation, and then quickly calling the fire and ambulance services. Thanks to the swift response of the Preston emergency services, Mr. A was saved! You can watch a video interview with Mr A. below, explaining what happened with his diabetes related emergency scenario, and how his AMCO monitored fire alarm saved his life: If you need any more information about AMCO's special monitored fire alarm systems, then check out our website page here.