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Environmental Protection with Frontpoint
June 16, 2015
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Environmental Protection with Frontpoint

Summer weather can be tumultuous, and that’s putting it gently. There’s a huge uptick in the number of environmental emergencies during this time: hurricanes, floods, thunderstorms, wildfires and more. Events like these can spring out of nowhere, so they can be difficult to prepare for. How can you make sure you’re ready?

Besides intrusion detection, the Frontpoint system can also be used to detect environmental threats – before serious damage can occur. And there’s no tacked-on monthly fee for environmental protection; all you need is the right environmental sensor for you and you’re ready to roll. Here are the different types of sensors that can alert you to whatever Mother Nature has to throw at you.

Smoke and Heat Sensor

You might be thinking, what’s the point of another smoke sensor when my home already came with one? It’s a fair question, and the answer is that the Frontpoint Smoke and Heat Sensor is a bit more robust than the built-in smoke detector that comes with many homes.

Our sensor has heat detection, meaning it can sense when a room is getting too hot, too fast, even if there’s no smoke. If there is smoke, the sensor can detect smoke particles using photoelectronics.

Another major difference is that the Smoke and Heat Sensor is monitored, so there’s someone always making sure things are okay. If there’s a problem, both you and the authorities will be alerted. This isn’t the case with built-in smoke detectors, as you have to be home in order to hear the detector.

Water and Flood Sensor

Environmental emergencies can occur inside of homes also – a burst pipe or a faulty washing machine can be just as damaging as a flood or tropical storm.

A Water and Flood Sensor can help you prevent a small leak from turning into a big leak, by detecting water instantly. You can turn off the water source before it causes serious damage. It can also sound the alarm should you be caught unaware by flooding – like when you’re sleeping during a heavy rainstorm.

Carbon Monoxide Sensor

Carbon monoxide is another environmental threat, one that can be deadly. Toxic amounts of carbon monoxide can be produced by faulty devices found in your home, like a stove.

A Carbon Monoxide Sensor helps to prevent the worst from happening by detecting this odorless gas. When even a trace amount is detected, it’ll alert you so you can get out of harm’s way.

You can learn more about Frontpoint’s environmental sensors here.


This blog was originally posted on June 5 as part of the customer newsletter.


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Ray LaPlante
June 8, 2015 at 12:18 PM
I am interested to know more about outside monitoring cameras for the home.
Ray LaPlante
June 8, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Please send me more information regarding outside monitoring cameras for the home. Thank you. I am already a FrontPoint customer.
Valerie Saponara
June 8, 2015 at 3:02 PM
Ray, we would be happy to have someone reach out to you shortly to answer any questions you might have!
June 22, 2015 at 8:12 PM
Great post! It is also important to check and make sure all your alarms are working properly so you and your family can be notified if an emergency occurs. Thanks for sharing!
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