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​Get the Best in Home Security in CA with Total Connect

March 25, 2013

There have been many innovations in the world of home security. However, the designers at Honeywell believe that your security system should go beyond simple home security. It should also allow you to easily monitor your home, receive alerts about various activities, and control numerous aspects of your home remotely. With Total Connect, you can do all of this and more.


Home Security


Home security in CA is very important, and it’s much more affordable than people seem to think. Total Connect provides quality burglar, fire and flood detection services, as well as helpful additions such as video surveillance, door and window alarms and more. Most homeowner’s insurance companies offer discounts up to 20% for having a monitored alarm system, so the benefits far outweigh the cost.


Live Streaming Video


When you’re traveling, at work or staying out late, you may feel uneasy about leaving your home unattended for so long. You may be even more concerned if your pets or children are left home alone for few hours in the afternoon. With Total Connect’s live video monitoring system, you’re able to check up on the current state of your home from a smart phone, laptop, desktop computer or any Internet enabled device with a connection.


The video system can also be set up to record certain areas of the house at certain times or when triggered by events like a door opening. You can view these recordings at any time from your smart phone or computer.


Remote Services


How many times do you wish that you could control something with the press of a button? With a Honeywell Total Connect security system in Los Angeles, you can. The only things that you need are a compatible wireless device and a connection to the system. You can have complete control over your home security system without even being near it. You can arm and disarm the system, unlock a door, receive updates on the status of the system, control your garage doors, turn your lights on and off, control the thermostat and more with Total Connect’s services.


Notifications of Certain Events


Not many people have the free time to sit there watching their house on their smart phone or computer. That is why Total Connect can be set to alert you only when certain events occur. For instance, when your child returns home after school, the door sensor will trigger an alert that gets sent to you via email or text message, and you can log into your surveillance system to check up on them.


If you have an elderly person living at your house, you will be alerted if they leave or use their emergency alert devices.


You can also receive a notification if the system has been turned off, if movement has been detected on the premises, if expensive objects have been moved, when a liquor cabinet, safe or other private area has been opened, when flooding or extreme temperatures are detected, and more. You can be so informed on the status of your home and the people within it that you can feel like you’re right there all day.


Total Connect is the name to trust in home security in CA. Pacific Alarms is an authorized Honeywell dealer and can set you up with a Total Connect system quickly and easily.

The Advanced Technology of Fire Detection in CA

March 6, 2013

Smoke alarms save lives. In fact, statistics indicate that the presence of a smoke detector reduces the chance of death by 50 percent. Despite the presence of at least one alarm in 96 percent of all U.S. homes, more than 3,000 people die in home fires each year. The unprotected four percent account for the majority of these deaths. In cases where a smoke alarm was present and a death still happened, a majority occurred because the residents could not alert the local fire department fast enough.


The Fortunate Story of a CA Home with No Smoke Alarms

On February 13, 2013, the L.A. Fire Department was dispatched to a Boyle Heights home at 6:15 am. The home did not have smoke alarms, but the call was made by someone who saw the fire from the street. Firefighters arrived quickly to the two-story residential duplex. There was already heavy fire in the main hallway and kitchen of the first-floor apartment, but they were able to extinguish the flames in just 17 minutes. All nine residents had been sleeping, but none suffered burns or other significant injuries. Afterward, the firefighters somberly discussed with media how disastrous the fire could have been if not for that call from the street.


The Importance of Fire Detection in CA

Cooking is the leading cause of house fires, and nothing about that is exclusive to the great state of California. Among fires not related to cooking, however, the state is a statistical leader. Factors include the hot, dry climate and the annual prevalence of wildfires. The state has made great strides, including mandating and regulating smoke detectors in Los Angeles and all other major living centers. Nevertheless, traditional smoke alarms are not failsafe, and some homes simply disregard the dangers.


The Role of the Security Company

House fires can intensify so quickly that sometimes basic fire detection in a CA home isn’t good enough. A security company can monitor smoke alarms the same way that they do burglar alarms. This way, the fire department is dispatched as soon as possible and not a moment is wasted. The statistics for monitored fire detection in CA are so impressive that there is a strong push to mandate the monitoring of smoke detectors in Los Angeles through legislation.


Pacific Alarms Fire Detection Services

Pacific Alarm Systems is the leading provider of monitored smoke detectors in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. Pacific Alarm has solutions to fit any home or commercial business, including control systems the range from five to 56 zones and fire panels that can support up to 198 devices. The company will monitor your home or business 24/7 from a central monitoring station and be prepared to dispatch the fire department at a moment’s notice.


Pacific Alarms, a Robust Security Solution

Pacific Alarms is a full-featured security solution and a Honeywell authorized dealer. Pacific Alarms provides the full range of commercial and residential security services, including home automation. Via a LYNX control system, Pacific Alarms can integrate your house and fire alarm systems and provide you 24/7 remote access to it via the Total Connect system.