Home Security Systems Tampa

Located on the west coast of Florida, Tampa is part of the metropolitan area typically known as the Tampa Bay area. Ranked 5th as the best outdoor city by Forbes in 2008; Tampa was also ranked as one of the top cities for twenty-somethings by the Washington Square News in 2004. The city hosted the 15th International Indian Academy Awards in April 2014 and also the 2012 Republican National Convention. Despite being one of the most popular cities in the country, Tampa has its set of drawbacks. The city ranks high on the crime index and has witnessed an increasing rate of fire accidents over the years.


Crime in Tampa

Let’s go through a few crime statistics for the city as presented by the Neighborhood Scout for the year 2012:

  • Tampa ranks number 18 on the crime index.

  • A total of 10,528 property crimes have been reported.

  • Your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime are 1 in 33.

  • Your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 161.

Let’s take a look at a few statistics as presented by the Tampa Fire Rescue Department for the year 2012:

  • A total of 72,496 alarms were responded to.

  • A total of 63,630 medical calls were dispatched.

  • A total of 8,817 fire calls were dispatched.

  • 70 crimes per square mile have been reported annually

If you have taken or plan to take the proper precautionary measures with regards to home security, then these numbers need not scare you.

Fire Alarms in Tampa

An effective fire alarm system is one that uses smoke detection technology capable of detecting both smoldering and flaming fires. This is because the kind of fire you can have in your home cannot be predicted, so it is better to be well-equipped to deal with both kinds. Here is a list of smoke detectors you can use with your fire alarm system:

Ionization Sensors - these are sensitive to small particles of smoke typically resulting from fast flaming fires from wood or paper; these sensors are designed to detect fire before the smoke gets too thick. Ionization sensors are typically less sensitive to smoldering fires that emit large quantities of smoke before flaming.

Photoelectric Sensors - these are designed to emit a beam of light and monitor its reflection; when there is smoke, the path of the beam and its reflection is obstructed, enabling the sensor to alert the control panel. These are ideal for detecting large particles of smoke resulting from smoldering fires.

Dual Sensors - these combine the two technologies mentioned above.

Combined Smoke and CO Sensors - these are designed to detect both smoke particles and carbon monoxide gas which is a poisonous component of smoke.

Heat Sensors - these are designed to detect a rise in temperature resulting from fire; the system is alerted when the temperature rises beyond a specific level.

Depending upon your specific needs, you can install a particular kind of sensor or a combination to protect your house and family.

Fire Alarm Companies in Tampa

A large number of fire alarm companies are currently operating in the Tampa Bay area providing the residents with security solutions. Some companies specialize in equipment specifically targeted towards regular houses while others specialize in security solutions for hotels, hospitals, educational institutes, shopping malls, commercial offices, high-rise buildings and industrial structures. Fire alarm companies offer services in installation, monitoring, upgrades and equipment servicing. When you are choosing a fire alarm company for your home security system, it is important to ensure that the company is registered and licensed in accordance with your city or state regulations and law.


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