In dangerous situations, every second counts. When fire breaks out, there is only a limited amount of time to escape and for firefighters to arrive to control the blaze. Sometimes, if the fire protection services do not arrive in a timely fashion, it can become impossible to salvage the burning building – or provide needed medical care to those in need. Burglar alarm systems can notify the fire department of an incident the moment smoke detectors sound. In record time, the fire department can arrive to the scene to save lives and as much property as possible.