Protecting Your Business Investment

I live in a small town. Every weekend, I visit the same local retail establishments in order to complete shopping errands. I’m always saddened when I hear about a favorite local retailer incurring damage from a theft. I know many small business owners. They are hard-working people who have invested much of their time and finances into their businesses. For them, losing merchandise from a theft may lead to financial ruin. If you are a small business owner, consider purchasing a state-of-the-art security system in order to protect your business assets. On this blog, you will discover the best types of security systems to install in small businesses.

Afraid Your Century Old House Is A Fire Hazard? What To Do


If you have purchased a home that is decades old and outdated and there has never been fire detectors or smoke alarms throughout the space, you want to hire in the professionals. If you are spending a lot of money to improve the home and restore it, you want to make sure that you protect your investment. You want to have all the wiring changed and updated throughout the home to be sure there are no safety hazards that could put you or the home in jeopardy. Here are a few things to consider.

Smoke Alarm Installation

You don't just want to install the regular smoke alarms that go on the ceilings throughout the house, but instead you want a system that links with your home security. These systems aren't just going to siren and alarm you when there are smoke or high temperatures in the home, but it's also going to notify the fire department and other authorities right away. The sooner they are notified, the sooner they can get there to minimize the damage. These systems usually have gas detection as well to protect against gas leaks in the house and to warn homeowners.

Interior Sprinkler System

You can have an interior sprinkler system installed around the house, so when the smoke alarms are triggered there is water sprayed throughout the property. When the fire department gets to the home they can shut the sprinklers off, or if the sprinklers put out the fire, the alarms will stop. This system could save your home if there is a fire that spreads quickly and you aren't there.

Fire Extinguishers

Adding fire extinguishers throughout the house, even if they are just the small handheld options, can help you take care of a fire on the stove, around the furnace, or anywhere else quickly. You never know when a candle is going to catch something on fire, or when a piece of paper may blow over on the stove. Put these in strategic places and make sure all adults know where they are throughout the property.

If you are afraid that your old home that is composed primarily of wood is going to catch fire, make sure that you are prepared to take action. There are a lot of ways that you can protect the home from fires, and a fire detection or security professional can help do a safety check of the house. 

For fire alarm installation, contact a company such as Southern Maine Cabling


14 April 2016