Installation of fire sprinklers is a home owner’s single best way to protect precious lives and property. It can even help reduce homeowners insurance payments.

Home fire sprinklers can contain and even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene. Watch this demonstration:

Nationwide, more than 4,000 people die in fires each year. Fire sprinklers save lives, reduce property loss and can even help cut homeowner insurance premiums.

Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire. Ninety percent of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler.

Nationally, on average, home fire sprinkler systems add 1% to 1.5% of the total building cost in new construction.

Home fire sprinklers use only a fraction of the water used by fire department hoses.

Home fire sprinkler systems are at least as reliable as home plumbing systems.

Modern residential sprinklers are inconspicuous and can be mounted flush with walls or ceilings. See how they work

A humorous look at an alternative to home fire sprinklers: