Put a Home Fire Alarm System at the Top of Your Priority List

Home Fire Alarm Systems

Put a Home Fire Alarm System at the Top of Your Priority List – Goals for 2022

While some fires begin naturally such as with lightning, most often fires are manmade and therefore preventable. Unfortunately, many of us are lax in using the most effective means of firefighting: smoke and heat detectors, fire prevention education, and fire exit drills. Consequently, fire is among the leading causes of accidental deaths in the home each year. Having a monitored home fire alarm system can save lives and property. You can read all about fire alarm systems here or contact our of our security experts today.

Prevention: The First Step in Fire Safety 

While every room in your home has potential fire hazards, two of the most likely areas for a fire to start are the kitchen and garage.

In the Kitchen

Make sure all electrical appliances and tools have a testing agency label — either UL for Underwriters Laboratories or FM for Factory Mutual. Frayed or worn power cords and plugs should be replaced. Thoroughly dry hands before operating appliances, switches, or outlets. Never plug more appliances into a socket than it is designed to accommodate safely. Store only nonflammable items over the stove. Turn pot handles inward so children can’t pull them down. Have an appropriate fire extinguisher on a wall away from the stove.

In the Garage

Items to be saved should never be stored near the furnace or water heater. (Hint: many of these items can be stored in plastic or metal garbage cans, which are airtight as well as fire retardant.) Have heating equipment checked annually. Store gasoline and other flammables in tight metal containers preferably away from the house and NEVER near the heating equipment or a pilot light.

Smoke Detectors: Your Early Warning System

Since most fire deaths are caused by asphyxiation, and usually at times when people are sleeping, smoke detectors are the most effective piece of fire-fighting equipment you can have in your home. Smoke detectors should be installed in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the family living unit. Monitored smoke detectors are the best. These devices will send a fire signal to a central monitoring station so that the fire department is dispatched immediately, whether you are home or not. After installation, smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month.

Solutions That Can Save Your Live

We have several smoke detectors to protect you and your family. We offer the SiXCombo wireless combination smoke/heat and carbon monoxide (CO) detector which is compatible with our Honeywell Home Pro Series or the 5806W3 Wireless photoelectric smoke detector which is compatible with our Honeywell Home Vista series. Whichever system you choose you can be alerted of any emergency on your smartphone with our award wining Total Connect app.

The A-B-C’s of Fire Extinguishers

When used correctly, fire extinguishers can keep small fires from becoming large ones. However, if there is ever a question of whether to put it out or get out, always opt for safety. Since there are three classes of fires, there are also three different types of fire extinguishers:


For use on ordinary combustibles (paper, wood, cloth, rubber, many plastics).


For flammable liquids (oils, gasoline kitchen greases, paints, solvents).


For electrical fires (wiring, fuse boxes, motors, power tools, appliances).

A-B-C Type 

There is also a multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher labeled A-B-C that is effective in putting out most types of fires.

Start Protecting Your Family Today

Don’t put it off contact one of our security experts today. Take these steps to protect your home and family from a potentially deadly fire today. Home fire alarm systems save lives.

National Security Systems – COVID-19 Update

National Security Systems COVID-19 Update

National Security Systems COVID 19 Update

Your Safety is Our Priority

As an essential services organization that is committed to providing life safety security services to the communities we serve, National Security Systems will be working diligently and safely throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Like all of you, we will be monitoring this fluid situation and striving to maintain best practice safety protocols. If you need us, we are here for you please contact us.


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Here you will find information and tips about the security industry. What are the newest trends are to embrace and what to stay away from. So from time to time you can check back here and see what is going on in the security world. Because we want you to know this information is coming from a company that is known for its commitment to the security industry we though it would be important for you to be able to read about our qualifications.

Statement of Qualifications

Founded in 1998 Nationals Security Systems has become an industry leader in worldwide installation and service of security alarms, fire alarms, access control systems, and CCTV. National Security Systems is one of California’s largest independent alarm installation and service company. With over thirty years of protecting lives and property National Security Systems has excelled in the installation of integrated security solutions. Our installation and service departments have remained on the cutting edge of the security industry and maintained the highest standards in the industry.

With installations worldwide, Nationals Security Systems has the experience to provide solutions and share experiences about the security industry that can help inform you about the decisions must make every day regarding the security of your business and or loved ones. We will grow and learn as we share our experiences about security that include higher education, airports, healthcare, government and corporate campuses to name a few.  Our team of professionals is the most talented, dedicated and knowledgeable in the business and has the expertise needed to deliver customized, intelligent solutions that meet your unique challenges, improve operational effectiveness, increase cost efficiencies and achieve a higher level of safety and security for your organization.

We are very experienced with Bosch Security Systems, Honeywell, RS2 Technologies, Total Connect 2.0, Resideo Security, DSC, Napco, Ademco, Radionics, Detection Systems, ITI, GE Security, SDC, Schlage, Locknetics and many more. So please contact us with any questions you might have or any subject you would like us write about.