Quick response is the key to loss prevention in a fire
According to OSHA, fires and explosions account for over $2.3 billion in property damage to schools and businesses each year. Verification and early detection are the keys in limited loss due to fire. Luckily, Sonitrol specializes in both.
Sonitrol fire alarm monitoring easily integrates with our other products and services. Our Central Station operators will be monitoring sensors in your facility 24/7. These include heat and smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and pull stations. These trained professionals can differentiate between a fire alarm and intrusion alarm, and can dispatch the proper authorities to your facility in either event.
There are a number of “mega” monitoring stations that provide services to thousands of businesses around the United States. Sonitrol of Louisville uses our own UL listed, FM approved central monitoring station. Unlike many other companies, we don’t sell your monitoring contract to a third party monitoring service, cutting the tie to the business you contracted with initially.
By only monitoring Sonitrol accounts for the regions we selectively serve, we aim to provide a higher level of customer service, as well as monitoring services. Moreover, our office staff is connected to the monitoring database and can aid you with any customer related needs. Our fire system technicians are on Nextel “Direct Connect” with our Central Station operators and can provide the highest level of communication when you need to know the status of your system.
2006 Fire statistics from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- 3,245 civilians lost their lives as the result of fire.
- 16,400 civilian injuries occurred as the result of fire.
- 106 firefighters were killed while on duty.
- Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
- 81 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.
- 1.6 million fires were reported. Many others went unreported, causing additional injuries and property loss.
- Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $11.3 billion.
- An estimated 31,000 intentionally set structure fires resulted in 305 civilian deaths.
- Intentionally set structure fires resulted in an estimated $755 million in property damage.