Tyco is also reaching out to the homebuilder community. "By installing fire sprinkler systems, homebuilders can send a clear message that they are putting their customers first," Schiavone said. "Fire sprinklers increasingly are considered part of the state-of-the-art safety features now deemed integral to fully secured homes. Builders installing Tyco's Rapid Response line can also participate in customized builder programs, helping educate their customers about the value of buying a home with a fire sprinkler system."
The average new home can be sprinklered for roughly 1 to 1.5 percent of the total cost to build a home, or less than $2 per square foot. Adding a sprinkler system typically costs less than many decorating upgrades. In addition, property insurance savings enable residential fire sprinkler systems to pay for themselves over time.
Rapid Response fire sprinkler systems come with an exclusive, 10-year warranty, and are among the most advanced on the market today, with all piping hidden behind the walls or ceilings. Available in a wide range of finishes, the sprinklers easily blend into any decor or home design.
"There is no technology better than fire sprinklers in suppressing fires, saving lives and protecting property," said Schiavone. "For less than the cost of upgraded kitchen cabinets, a new homeowner can ensure the safety of their loved ones and the value of their home for years to come."
More information is online at www.tyco-rapidresponse.com.