I contacted my local adt security company to get a monitored alarm system installed at my mother’s house after my father passed away. She has always had him for comfort and safety even as he aged and became more feeble. Initially it was just a peace of mind thing to help her cope with staying in the home alone now. However, it proved to be very helpful in saving her life when the included smoke detector went off at night when she was sleeping. She heard it but was slow in getting out of the house.
The fire department was dispatched as soon as the alarm monitoring agency got the signal that the smoke detector was going off. They called us too because we are on the call list for when an alarm sounds. The fire rescue crew got there in time to get mom out of the house. They said that she would not have made it out in time on her own. Mom was very happy to still be around to watch her grandchildren grow up. She was not even all that broken up about the destruction of the house. The one thing she keeps mentioning is the value of that alarm system we had installed for her so she would not be afraid to sleep alone in her house at night.
Mom now lives in a much smaller place and she even has a pet dog. However, when she got her new place she made sure to have the local ADT security company install an alarm system. She has full perimeter protection as well as full carbon monoxide and smoke detection. She also has a key fob on her key chain that arms and disarms her perimeter alarm as she comes and goes in her new house.