Archive for December, 2009

Resetting the Battery

By: SafetyLAB

Often I hear from customers that their alarm keeps alert them that they have a low battery even after they have put in a new battery. If this is happening to you your alarm might think you are taking out the dead battery and putting it right back into the alarm again. Let’s try to reset the alarm and see if it will stop the low battery alert.  Follow these steps to reset your alarm:

1)      Disconnect all power sources (take out the battery, if it is a plug in alarm remove it from the outlet, and if it is hardwired alarm disconnect it from any wiring)

2)      Hold the test/silence button for 20 seconds

3)      Reconnect all power sources (put the new battery in, plug back into the outlet, reconnect wiring)

This should reset the unit. This will only work if your alarm has a power source from a battery, either fully powered by a battery, plug in with battery backup or hardwired with battery backup.  Remember to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms often!

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Just in time for the Holidays: Fire Protector Chest

By: Safety LAB

We have just added several new items to our site, a new line of Fire Protector Chests.  We carry several different sizes so you can pick on that suits your needs. They are small and compact to easily fit in a confidential space.  You can store memory cards with family photos, important documents, extra keys, home videos, jewelry and other precious items that you don’t want to lose.  You never know when your family could be affected by a fire, what a great peace of mind to know that these items are safe.  The chests come with two sets of keys and also after fire replacement guarantee.  If you are looking for a gift anyone can find useful, pick out a Fire Protector Chest.


First Alert Store recently launched Cash and Security Boxes (now available for purchase)

By Passion4Safety

Those days of hiding money under your bed, in a sock hidden in the back of your drawer, a piggy bank placed in your closet on the top shelf, or if you are anything like me hiding/stashing away money and other important variables in an old brief case with a combination lock to it, are genuine places however are not safe places (no matter how good we place/hide our keepsakes). All these hiding places may sound ridiculous, however, it has helped (I’m sure some may agree) to achieve one main task: to save/protect which is of important value to self whether it is money for the purpose of saving, credit cards, or precious family instruments that are to be handled with care. First Alert Store has recently launched First Alert Cash and Security Boxes (along with other types of safes that are currently being sold). Because it’s a general known fact of where you can find some of the most common (as well as unusual) hiding places and can have access on how to get whatever variable you are keepsaking, with First Alert Case and Security Boxes, access is tougher than you can imagine; not even a fire can get to your keepsake(s) inside, damaging them. On, you have your selections of First Alert’s Cash/Key Box, Cash Box, Deluxe Security Box, not to mention Deluxe Digital Security Box (for those who would like an extra-added security feature to their personal safe), not to mention a host of other safes that can accommodate other preservation needs.

For more information please visit or call in to (847) 991-4385 to speak with a representative who can help carry out your First Alert Needs.

Remember we no longer have to create a way of safety and protection; First Alert Store offers products that help achieve this task for us.

First Alert Store Videos

By: SafetyLAB

I often order items online and unless I have physically been to the store and touched and saw the item, I am not 100% sure what I am actually ordering.  First Alert has several videos online to put your mind at ease.  The  online video segments only last a few short minutes but are filled with useful information.  I can see exactly what comes in the package; hear about some special features, hear the sounds the alarms make, and overall just become familiar with the product I am ordering.  Look for the video link on each product page so you can learn more.  The link will look like this. 

For more products and to watch online videos of these products please visit us at

TIS THE SEASON TO MULTIPACK has bulk multipack savings that can help bring good tidings to all.

By Passion4Safety

Not sure what to purchase for the holidays? Maybe you’re a charitable organization, a church home looking to bring a safe, yet joyous aid to families in need , a community outreach program wanting to spread good cheer to the community, or just one in need of a gift that keeps on giving to others (and can give to a lot of individuals). has a variety of combo/multipacks that can help achieve your holiday goal: to spread good cheer and provide not only quality and safety, but quantity to accompany all (if not most). offers a variety of combo packs from Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector Combo Packs to Contractor Bulk Packs of Hardwired Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup.

For more information, please feel free log on to our website and/or call in at (847) 991-4385 to speak with a representative who can assist you with your First Alert needs.

Special Pricing for the perfect Carbon Monoxide Detector

By: Safety LAB

We have special pricing on a great Carbon Monoxide Detector that I would consider to be several steps above our basic Carbon Monoxide Detectors. This detector is a plug in with battery backup.  The plug in will only cover one set of plugs in your outlet so you can still use the other side of the outlet and the battery backup will give you the assurance that if the power goes out your carbon monoxide alarm will still be working! This alarm also stores and recalls and displays the highest CO readings on its digital display.  When you need to test your alarm you can simply test it by using any standard infrared remote.  The best part about this alarm is the price.  We sell another alarm with very similar features for $38.49, however with our special pricing this alarm is $23.99!

Make It A Priority to Test Your Alarms Annually

by Passion4Safety

Most of us, not all, once we purchase our alarms and set, wire, and/or plug them into our home’s electrical system, forget about it until it goes off due to low battery or heavy smoke/Carbon Monoxide in the atmosphere that may cause the alarm to also sound. To test your alarm(s) regularly (whether it is every two, three, or six months) is something that should be done often; however in instances aren’t done due to other demanding priorities that may take precedence at that time/moment.  When it comes to saving a life very much your own, testing your alarm should be a priority. Check your alarm’s manufacturing date and warranty to make sure your alarm is in good standing and you are covered in the event you may need a replacement (if your alarm is not working properly or is malfunctioning). Also check the batteries (if your alarm requires them) to make sure they are still good and your “test” button to make sure that the alarm is working properly and effectively so that if in the event of danger, you and your family can be notified of danger approaching ahead.