When most people think of ADT home security, they think of a tool used to stop burglars, but there’s much more to it than that. The system can be used to guard against other dangers, such as fire. I had a security system installed in my home because I lived in a rough neighborhood and was afraid of the criminal element, like most other people. I had a gun in my home, but I didn’t think that was enough to deter any criminals, especially since they could break into my home while I’m asleep or am away and can’t use my gun to defend it.
One night while I was sleeping, a small fire started in my kitchen. The fire became bigger and spread so much that a fire extinguisher alone wouldn’t have been able to put it out. Just as the fire was getting ready to creep into the dining room, the heat detector was triggered, creating a loud alarm sound that woke me up. I went downstairs to see what was happening and smoke everywhere and a bright light coming from the kitchen. I knew the fire would be too much for me to handle, so I didn’t try to put it out. I just headed outside and waited for the fire department to arrive.
The security system has the ability to alert the authorities if anything happens, including a fire. Minutes after the alarm rang and woke me up, the fire department was at my house, ready to start putting out the fire. They were able to put out the fire and prevent my house from burning down, but the kitchen was totally destroyed and had to be remodeled. If the system hadn’t sounded the alarm that day and called the fire department, I would have been burned alive.