Home Fire & Life Safety
Alarm Engineering tailors solutions to your home with some of the most innovative technology available. From sophisticated life safety and security systems to cost-effective intelligent threat detection, the goal is to deliver quality products and services you expect and deserve.
Here for You 24/7
Our installations are backed up by our 24 hour, same day service guarantee should you ever need us. When a system is activated, signals are sent to our 24/7 monitoring facility where trained security professionals are standing by, ready to alert the appropriate emergency response. Plus, when you call our office you’ll speak to a professional ready to help. You’ll never get caught up in a call center loop at Alarm Engineering.
The Alarm Engineering Difference
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Life Safety systems monitor your home and family 24/7, whether your system is armed or not. Our team will work with you to determine the best number and placement for your devices to maximize the coverage for your home.
Not All Smoke Detectors Are Created Equal
Most people think of smoke alarms as those annoying devices that go off when you’re pan-searing those delicious steaks. But inside their plastic casing, there are fascinating technologies, making use of light sources and radioactive molecules, to alert us to the presence of smoke. Since their invention in the 1960s, smoke alarms have become integral parts of our homes, often mandated by law. There are two main types of residential smoke alarms, an important fact that is often not mentioned.
If you purchased your smoke detector from the hardware store or your electrician, you likely have an ionization detector, while we recommend and install photoelectric smoke detectors.
You may not know that most house fires are of the smoldering (rather than flaming) type, due to the abundance of flame retardant materials used in furniture upholstery and construction. Photoelectric smoke detectors detect smoldering fires better and faster. Read about the specific differences for yourself here.
Monitored photoelectric smoke detectors are designed to protect your family and home 24/7, whether your alarm system is armed or not. Learn more about professional monitoring from Alarm Engineering here.
You may know that carbon monoxide or CO poisoning, can cause sudden illness and death. Did you know that CO is colorless and odorless? Carbon Monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO.
Because it is undetectable by our senses, CO detectors are an important part of any life safety solution.
You may think of our 24/7 professional monitoring service for security and fire protection only, but we can help you stay on top of issues like frozen pipes as well. We can monitor for extreme temperatures and flooding so issues can be detected before issues get out of hand.
- Extreme temperature monitoring alerts you when the unheated area around your pipes reach dangerously cold temperatures. If it’s a second home, use our Interactive Features to unlock and disarm your home right from your smartphone so a worker or neighbor can enter and help quickly.
- Flood monitoring alerts you to water in a crawlspace or basement, allowing you to address flooding issues quickly, hopefully before more damage is done.
Water Leak Detection
When you investigate home security, water damage probably isn’t the first thing you think of. However, water damage is probably more common and expensive than you think. Water damage is quick, too. In just a few hours, the damage can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Imagine the potential damage if it’s a second home at the beach and you’re away for months at a time.
Every year, water damage from leaks, burst pipes and broken appliances costs homeowners and insurers upwards of $9 billion. Water damage is responsible for 23% of all homeowner property losses annually.
While old fashioned security systems might protect you against intruders and little else, Smart Home Security powered by Alarm.com guards your home against a wide range of threats, including the elements: fire, carbon monoxide, and now water damage. In the event of a water leak in your home, our water solution detects the leak and immediately sends an alert to your smart phone so you can take action and prevent damage. It can even shut off your water supply automatically.
For Seniors and others who want to continue their independent lifestyle, we offer a full range of aging in place solutions including personal emergency pendants. Now, Wellness solutions offer so much more and are adding years at home and peace of mind for family as well.
- Trigger automatic alerts if you/loved one are immobilized
- Remind yourself or alert loved ones if you forget to take medications
- Trigger automatic video alerts to loved ones or neighbors
- Automatically trigger lights when you/loved one enters a room to minimize fall risk
- Monitor front door or driveway so you know who is there before you answer
- Automatic reminders if you forget to close your garage door or arm your system
- 24/7 monitoring for carbon monoxide, smoke, extreme temperatures, or water leaks
- Gain peace of mind that your pets are safe when you’re away from home
Free Onsite Needs Assessment
To learn your needs and provide a solution perfect for you, our Systems Specialist will meet with you and conduct a free, no-obligation security survey. Once we know your concerns and understand the potential vulnerabilities of your property, we will provide your free custom estimate.
Many security companies want to sell you a package over the phone, but we believe seeing your home and hearing your concerns first hand is a crucial part of customizing the best solution for your home and your budget. Tell us a little bit about you use the promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE for additional savings.
With a long history of installing Fire and Life Safety Systems for homes, businesses of all sizes, schools, hospitals and government institutions, we are highly qualified to assist you in many aspects of code compliance, life safety and property protection.
We are also a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), and hold numerous specialty licenses and certifications.
Don’t have a Landline Phone?
Although landline phone plus cellular backup is recommended, cellular communication may be used as the primary method of communication to our Central Station.
As an authorized Alarm.com Dealer, we offer exclusive Crash & Smash technology to protect against criminals disabling vulnerable security systems by destroying the panel before it can send an alarm signal. Eliminate any doubt and make sure you are protected when you need it most.
In fact, our cellular monitoring solution also enables you to take advantage of interactive features such as remotely arming/disarming your system from your tablet or smartphone and receiving email or text alerts, as well as state of the art energy management options, geo-fencing technology and exclusive garage door control features.