Residential Fire Alarms – Protect Your Family and Property

Residential Fire Alarms – Protect Your Family and Property


Sustaining injuries, property damage, or any type of loss from a fire is a devastating eventuality we often think (and hope) will never happen to us. However, residential fires pose a very real threat, and continue to impact over a million individuals annually in the United States alone.

According to the most recent statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the threat from residential fires demonstrates a significant need for consistent and vigilant fire safety precautions at home[1]:

  • Home structure fires were responsible for 78% of civilian fire injuries and 83% of civilian fire deaths[2].
  • During 2013, one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds.[3]
  • During 2007-2011, home structure fires killed an estimated average of 2,570 people and caused an average of 13,210 reported civilian (non-firefighter) injuries per year
  • During 2007-2011, cooking equipment remained the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking remained the leading cause of home fire deaths.
  • Although nearly every home in the United States is equipped with at least one smoke alarm, 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths is a direct result of a fire in a home without a functional smoke alarm, or without any smoke alarm at all.[4]
  • Nuisance alarms are the leading reason for disabling smoke alarms.[5]

These last two statistics are particularly telling—when a fire alarm goes off unexpectedly, or simply as a result of a botched cooking experience, we are often inclined to simply disconnect the fire alarm to silence the noise and minimize any disruption to our family and neighbors—however, this can prove problematic (and potentially dangerous) in the future if these systems are never reconnected, because without this precautionary measure, our homes become vulnerable to fire threats.


At Desert Alarm Inc., we are committed to keeping our neighbors in the Coachella Valley safe—we possess the training and experience necessary to install, design, monitor, and service residential fire alarm systems to protect your family and valued possessions. You can rest easy knowing that in the care of Desert Alarm Inc., your residential fire alarm system will be equipped with the latest technology to ensure that in the case of a fire, the proper authorities will immediately be notified. We understand that time is critical during such situations, and we respond with the urgency that is appropriate and necessary in such situations—our ultimate goal is always to protect our customers, to minimize damage, and to help save lives, memories, and valuable possessions.

By facilitating early detection of smoke and/or fire, our residential fire alarm systems are designed to expedite the evacuation process and get you and your loved ones out of a potentially life-threatening situation. In addition to promptly notifying the fire department to be dispatched to your home, Desert Alarm Inc.’s 24-hour monitoring center can also save you money with your insurance company, as these companies typically offer a discount on the premium for clients whose homes are equipped with a monitored fire alarm.


Desert Alarm, Inc. is a local home alarm company that has provided cutting edge security services for our neighbors here in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Palm Desert) for over 24 years. Our services go far beyond simple home security measures—we want to keep you and your family safe from any and all threats, whether you are at home, on the road, or out of town. We have served over 17,000 local customers, and take pride in giving our clients the peace of mind that comes from knowing their family, home, and property are safe and secure.

[1] National Fire Protection Association Website, “Home Fire Deaths and Injuries: Overall Trends and Patterns by Age, Gender and Race Fact Sheet.”

[2] National Fire Protection Association Website, “An Overview of the U.S. Fire Problem.”

[3] National Fire Protection Association Website, Fires in the United States During 2013 Fact Sheet.”

[4] Marty Ahrens, Smoke Alarms in U.S. Homes, NFPA, Quincy, MA, March 2014.

[5] Charles L. Smith, Smoke Detector Operability Survey –Report on Findings Bethesda, MD: U.S. Consumer Product safety Commission, 1993.