Independent single-station smoke or carbon monoxide alarms are effective in warning of danger in any given room. This is good if you are in that room, but more often than not, danger happens in rooms that are unattended. These alarms go off on their own, without alerting alarms in other rooms or locations. In most cases, the only time more than one alarm will go off are in situations where the fire or threat has grown and spread into other rooms of the home. At this point, you have lost valuable time that could cost you your home, your life or the life of a loved one.

Unfortunately, many houses are currently equipped with these types of single-station alarms. In fact, homes built before the 1990’s and in many counties around the nation are dramatically behind what is considered new home construction in 2014. These homes are often not built to the same safety standards as newer homes, and this usually means outdated smoke alarms.

Interconnected Alarms can alert you or your family of a potential threat in your home, no matter where you are in the home. These alarms, such as the ones designed by Crossfire Alarms, work on a wireless network that sets off every alarm when another one goes off. The wireless network to connect these alarms is created by activating the alarms one at a time and works on its own network to protect in the event of a fire.

Crossfire’s Interconnected Alarms use an Event Positioning System, or EPS, to help pinpoint the device that initially set off the alarms. This technology works to keep your family safe in many ways. If a threat originates in a room far from where you or your family are, it provides the earliest warning possible to safely get your family out of the home. The proprietary Even Positioning System also allows you to silence all alarms in the home except the one where the threat originates. Knowing where the threat originates will help you and your family properly identify which areas of the home to potentially avoid during escape.

Advanced technology, such as Crossfire Alarms interconnected smoke, heat, and CO alarms, are designed to have different warning sounds for different threats. Crossfire alarms are designed to set off a three-pulse alarm on every alarm in the event of a fire, and a four-pulse alarm in the event of carbon monoxide. In addition, the LED lights on the alarms identify the cause for the alarm. This helps identify the threat facing your family. These alarms are designed to give you as much information as possible in the event of a threat and make it easier for you and your family to escape safely and quickly.

In summary, Interconnected alarms are more effective in alerting you of fire, smoke and carbon monoxide threats in your home. They are designed to work with each other to provide as much information and time as possible. From the type of danger present, to the location of the danger, advanced alarm technology, such as Crossfire, saves lives.