Wintertime is a really important time to consider updating your smoke alarms if you haven’t already this year. With the holiday season happening at full force, the cooking, candle-lighting and hot chocolate by the fire… makes it a season for the need for safety. Smoke alarms are completely underrated. If there’s a fire, smoke alarms give you an ample amount of time to get out of your home into a safe place. It’s estimated that 3 in 5 people pass away in fire-related accidents in homes without smoke alarms. Consider giving your family the gift of safety by investing in a good smoke alarm this holiday season.

Types of smoke alarms

Smoke alarms come in a range of varieties. You have your average smoke alarm that sets you back roughly $20-30 while there are other types of smoke alarm gadgets that are really worth checking out. Combination alarms are the perfect example of fire protection that guard against quickly spreading fires with ionize flames or smouldering photoelectric fires.

These alarm detector can be…

  • Battery operated
  • Hardwired
  • Wireless (using radiofrequency waves)
  • Wi-Fi (connects to phone giving human voice alerts well in advance of danger)
  • In miniature form (cutting half the energy!)


It’s important to put smoke detectors on every level of your home including in bedrooms, hallways and at the top and bottom of stairways. This will make sure that you can evacuate your home quickly in case of a fire.

If you need help with smoke detector installation and any other fireproofing initiatives contact us today!