“The wiring is most likely defective since the smoke detector in our home office hadn’t functioned properly in a number of months,” I thought. After replacing the nine-volt battery, it did not work. My daughter and I moved into a home improvement store to buy a water filter for our fridge.
We were welcomed and sales partners asked if they could help us. Silently, I analyzed my to-do checklist for this day, which included a water filter and a smoke detector.
Shelves were lined with the house security devices made by different companies with unique styles. I understood the devices in our house were wired to power as opposed to battery operated. Each of the boxes looked the same before one of the sales partners explained the similarities and differences. You can also Install a Bosch fire system (which is also known as “ติดตั้งระบบดับเพลิงบ๊อช” in the Thai language) for more safety about fire protection.
“One of my buddies said that detectors will need to be replaced every six or seven decades. However, that only applies to the battery operated ones, right?” I asked but quickly learned that response was faulty.
We substituted the nine-volt batteries twice annually because we moved into our new house, but we had never installed new security devices. Embarrassed at my lack of knowledge for fire safety in our house, I took immediate action and started checking the styles and costs. After coming home, I started my internet research as well as speaking with one of our neighbors who’s a fireman.
“Nine decades? You’re on borrowed time,” he said. I gasped after realizing the cost was a minimal investment compared with the life of my loved ones.
Pricing the home security devices online and at two local home improvement stores, I bought a package of six sensors and nine-volt batteries. My neighbor, the fireman, offered to put in them for us. After he installed them, we thanked him for his knowledge and time.