Home security systems are not just beneficial for deterring criminals and keeping your home and important possessions safe. A home security system can also include gas and fire alarms that could literally save your life. People often underestimate the importance of carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. We are here to tell you more.
Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is often referred to as a “silent killer” due to its fast and fatal side effects that sometimes go unnoticed before it is too late. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that is responsible for hundreds of accidental deaths every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that men are three times more likely than women to suffer the accidental fatal effects of carbon monoxide poisoning, with death rates the highest for males ages 65 years and older.
Carbon Monoxide Exposure and Symptoms
There are several ways someone could be exposed to carbon monoxide (commonly related to vehicles) but in your home, the areas where you use natural gas or wood burning stoves are the most common culprits. If your home doesn’t have a carbon monoxide detector, you may be exposed to this odorless and tasteless dangerous gas without realizing it. Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision and loss of consciousness.
Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors
At Chesapeake Systems Service, Inc. we understand that early detection of carbon monoxide is a literal lifesaver. Our carbon monoxide detectors alert you when the this deadly gas is present in your home and, when monitored, can call for emergency assistance. Carbon monoxide detectors are commonly placed near sleeping and cooking areas. Other residential security alarms we offer for maximum safety are: smoke detectors, home intrusion alarms, motion sensors, glass break sensors and more.
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