Seasons come. Seasons go. Reduce fire and burglary risks.

 As winter ebbs and spring is on the horizon we look to all the spring chores at our homes and businesses.   

It isn’t always easy to see that there is a dark side in our communities that aren’t respectful of others property and of course fire respects nothing.  And fire has no conscience at all.   

As you look at those spring projects consider protecting your home or business from the ravages of fire and the potential of theft/property damage.  A monitored alarm system can give you an opportunity to thwart an intruder and minimize the damage from fire or unlawful entry. 

Whether inside or outside we can minimize dangers by routine diligent maintenance and thoughtfulness. 

As we look to spring projects in coming posts, we will look at increasing situational awareness and enhancing safety for our families, homes and businesses.  The old adage of an ounce of prevention is true . . . I hope that the tips you find here will give you security and peace of mind.

If you are already a client, thank you for the trust you place in our business and services.  If you are not, remember that homes and businesses with monitored HONEYWELL Fire and Alarm Systems are thirteen (13) times LESS LIKELY of being victims.

In Grace,

Pat Kunkel


Greetings.  Following up on Why Monitored Fire Equipment Works a couple of weeks ago, I’d like to share How Monitored Fired Equipment works.

By National Fire Code, all commercial and residential fire equipment designed to detect “particulates” uses either radiative chamber analysis, photo electric analysis or energy beams for large and possibly very dusty or dirty environments.  The most used is photo electric.  It does the most reliable and affordable detection.  All three methods of detection result in the monitored circuit going CLOSED on detection.  The alarm proceeds from that event.  Fire equipment includes communicators (telephone line) or cellular based.  Both are supervised to ensure that the equipment is self-testing and ready 100% of the time.  Once an alarm happens, the communicator contacts the Central Station where the data is converted into an Alarm Event and Dispatched by Central Station Operators.  Typically, the time from initial discovery to dispatch is measured in seconds.  Data records are kept on location within the equipment, at the Central Station and at the Local 911 Center that broadcasts the alarm to waiting Fire Departments.

Knowing more about how the equipment and procedures operate makes clearer why losses are reduced or eliminated.  In my first post we looked “back in time”, after a total loss, to learn if it could have been prevented or mitigated.  Monitored Fire Systems are not only very effective, but they also come at such a small fraction of the risk value as to make them a “no brainer”.

Next time we’ll look at the Audible Response of Fire Alarm Systems.

Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.