Installing smoke and heat detectors that can be interconnected to each other and to social alarms increases security for the individual, relatives and home help services. There are also major advantages to municipalities working preventively with fire safety. A study conducted collaboratively between Careium and Karlstad University concluded that there are direct economic benefits to installing smoke alarms that are directly connected to an alarm centre for older people who have social alarms, as this is an effective way of preventing accidents (A. Carlsson, 2021).
With the new interconnected Careium fire, heat and carbon monoxide detectors, it is easier to prevent injuries and even save lives. It is possible to increase security throughout the home by interlinking several detectors, avoiding the risk of not hearing an alarm in another room. For older people who may have difficulty both reacting and responding to an alarm, connecting detectors to social alarms can reduce the risk of unnecessary accidents.