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9Apr

How to Protect Your Pet While You’re Out of Town

by Beth Devine

How to Protect Your Pet While You’re Out of Town

Spring break’s already here and Summer’s right around the corner. Traditionally, this is a time where families take their vacations. However, not all travel spots or accommodations are pet friendly, which is why we sometimes have to make that tough decision and leave our pets at home. Whether you’re gone for a few days, a week, or more, owning a pet puts an extra step in your travel planning.

Fire Alert’s Solution to Ensuring Your Pet’s Safety While You’re Away

pet safety kitTheFire Alert Kit and our simple App make it so easy to monitor your pets while you’re away. In short, Fire Alert works like this . . . Install the small sensor from the kit next to your smoke alarm or CO (carbon monoxide) sensor and download our mobile app.

The biggest benefit of installing one of our kits is the peace of mind that you’ll gain, as well as 24/7 support. When it comes to pet emergencies, every second counts. Whether you live in a house, an apartment or a condominium, Fire Alert is tailored to your needs and gives you instant mobile alerts in the event of an emergency.

In terms of monitoring, you can choose from either the self-monitoringor pro-monitoringplan to go with your new Fire Alert Kit. In the event of an emergency, you’ll receive direct notifications through our simple app that’s installed on your smartphone.

Here’s the difference between the two systems . . .

  1. Self-Monitoring: When you purchase a Fire Alert Kit, you’ll receive the self-monitoring service with it. This option delivers basic mobile alerts at no additional cost. When one of your Fire Alert sensors is triggered, by either a smoke alarm or CO (carbon monoxide) sensor, you’ll receive an instant alert notification on your mobile phone, a text plus an email.
  1. Pro-Monitoring:With this option, you’ll receive the same support as mentioned above, in addition to 24/7 professional monitoring from our Central Station. When you receive an alert, we do as well. If you acknowledge the alert as a false alarm, nothing further happens. If you miss that alert for whatever reason, we’ll call you (and up to three other pre-selected emergency contacts) before dispatching your local fire department. If you’ve ever missed a phone call or text then this option is best for you.As an added bonus, when you enroll with our Central Station supported Pro Monitoring Plan, we’ll give you a Fire Alert kit for free!

Every second counts in an emergency and a 24/7 professional monitoring plan can be the difference required to safe your pet or someone who maybe at home alone. It’s important to note that most homeowner’s insurance companies will discount your insurance premium for having this option and in most cases that discount covers the monthly cost of our service.

Did You Know?

how many pets die each year in house firesOver 40,000 pets die every year from house fires here in the United States alone. Over the past 25 years the amount of time someone can safely escape a house fire has decreased by almost 50%! In the mid to late ‘90s, people had upwards of 15-17 minutes to safely escape. Today, it’s closer to just eight (8) minutes!

This window of time has decreased primarily due to the types of products used in home and furniture construction and the fact that so many home contents are a derivative of petroleum. Petroleum products are like gasoline to a fire, making it increase in speed throughout your house.

If you’re away from your home, you’ll have no idea when or if there’s an emergency, much less be notified of one before it’s too late. At Fire Alert, we know how stressful leaving your pets may be, especially if you can’t take them with you on your vacation. This is why we designed a solution that provides you with the assurance necessary to know if your pets are safe.

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Stress-Free!

You now have an effective safety protocol when you leave your pet at home alone. You can be prepared in the event of an unexpected emergency, monitor your pet safety through our app and have our team of pro-monitoring professionals on-call while you’re away.

Join our community of satisfied pet owners and receive the pet safety solution you and your pets deserve. For more information about Fire Alert, contact us today! 855-333-FIRE