Silent Knight Fire System Used for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Project

Family who lost previous home to fire gets state-of-the-art system courtesy Silent Knight


IRVINGTON, N.J.- In October 2005, Beverly Turner and her nine adopted children with special needs lost their home to a severe fire. Now, they have a new home, thanks to the extremely popular and charitable TV program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Turner family can be assured that history will never repeat, thanks to a partnership between Silent Knight, a leading provider of fire alarm solutions, and Home Control Systems of Bayville, NJ.

Since the family’s displacement, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition received approximately 10,000 nominations suggesting the Turner family as ideal candidates for the show. Now the family’s prayers have been answered with a new three-floor home featuring many exciting amenities, including a sophisticated Silent Knight fire alarm system.

“It is safe to say that this home will never be lost to fire again, due to the extensive and sophisticated fire alarm system provided by Silent Knight,” said John Thormann, co-owner with his wife Brenda of Home Control Systems, the distributor that installed the system. Thormann and his volunteer crew of workers installed a Silent Knight 5208 with expansion zones and a 4-zone relay board.

“We are proud to say that we were the first to pass inspection,” said Thormann “Silent Knight’s generous donation to this project is greatly appreciated by us and will be an important part of the Turner’s family life.”

Airing on May 21, 2006, this specific televised project was the biggest task the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team has taken on this year.

Silent Knight is part of the Honeywell life safety group, an industry leader in providing commercial fire alarms, advanced detection and notification products, and home patient remote tracking.