Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Central Station Monitoring - Redundancy and Reliability

Our monitoring center is a UL Listed Central Station with five hot redundant and load sharing central stations, strategically located across the country. They are staffed with a highly trained, dedicated and alert staff that respond swiftly whenever your alarm is triggered. The goal is to deliver an average priority response time of 25 seconds or less. In any emergency, our operators will pinpoint the location, identify your response plan and initiate emergency instructions within seconds. Each phone conversation and incident detail is archived for review. And, because our monitoring service can be connected to your home or business by wireless radio or the Internet, as well as via land-based telephones, there will be no interruption in service regardless of the circumstances.
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Friday, October 04, 2013

Prevent Kitchen Fires - Fire Prevention Week

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12, Quinlan Security Systems and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires. According to the NFPA latest research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two out of every 5 fires begin in the kitchen.

Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing:
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.
  • If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
  • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.
  • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
  • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.
  • The NFPA recommends that you REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 tears old.