How Does Fire Alarm Monitoring Work?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there is a fire reported in the United States every 23 seconds. If a fire occurs in your home or business, you want to be notified right away. You might be asking yourself, so how does this work? How can I ensure I am protected at all times?


Protect Yourself

One way you can ensure that your home or business is protected is to purchase a monitored fire alarm. Once your fire alarm is installed, it needs service. Luckily, FSS Technologies guarantees that they will service your alarms within 24 hours after purchase. All of the technicians who are responsible for the installation process are NICET certified and pledge to keep you and your family safe. Learn more about the certifications that make our team experts.
Once your alarms are properly installed and serviced, you can have peace of mind knowing they are continually monitored.

How It Works 

Your home is continually monitored by highly trained professionals in a central monitoring facility to ensure they can react if there is an active alarm. Once an emergency is detected, technicians immediately notify the appropriate emergency response personnel and get help on the way. It is important to note that not all alarms are for fire emergencies. In some cases, there could be a carbon monoxide leak, or the fire alarm could sound due to the detection of smoke or high temperatures. Regardless of the emergency, monitoring technicians do their best to ensure that the right help and resources are sent to your location as quickly as possible.

False Alarms

There is a possibility that the technicians could suspect a faulty alarm in your location. There are many causes of false alarms. If this is their concern, the professionals will contact you via phone to confirm the false alarm before sending emergency personnel. If the central monitoring facility cannot reach you, emergency personnel will be sent as a precaution. This process is essential to keeping everyone safe and ensuring the alarm systems are working correctly.


As the consumer, you can always opt-out of having professionals monitor your alarm system, but monitored fire alarms provide an extra level of protection for your home or business.
When deciding if you should get a monitored security system, you must also determine the best way for the monitoring facility to contact you and what your plan is so that you can be ready in case of an emergency.

If you’re unsure where to start, contact our experts today for a free evaluation.

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