A pet is much like a child in that it requires supervision and protection—of itself and from itself. Regardless of how smart your Fido is and how much it has been trained, and while an animal has its own well-developed instinct for self-preservation, there are still some risks that it might not be ready to deal with. Should your house catch fire while you are away from home, your pets’ ability to bark or meow may not be sufficient to alert your neighbors, and may result in a loss of both your pets’ lives and your property. This is especially dangerous if there are no exits for your pets, or if these exits become inaccessible during an emergency.
In addition, your pets themselves may be the cause of these emergencies. A flimsy lamp knocked over by your puppy may result in an electrical fire; a kitchen curtain dragged down by an adventurous cat may be exposed to an open flame; your uncaged parrot may nibble on an electrical wire in the middle of the night and cause sparks. As such, pet ownership is a huge responsibility, and a home alarm system is a useful tool in helping you take care of your pets – and ensure your house is taken care of too.