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QEI Security & Technology is collecting donations for the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department at WEZL’s 2019 Party in the Park. QEI has set a goal of raising $2,000 and will match all donations made at the events.

Party in the Park is held every Tuesday in June (June 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 5-9 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Artists include Matt Stell, Tyler Rich, Tenille Townes, Lauren Alaina, Brandon Lay, David Lee Murphy and Haley & Michaels.

Stop by the QEI Security & Technology tent to make a donation and enter a drawing for a YETI cooler. You can also visit with members of the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department to learn more about the department and how the money will be used.

“First responders are so important to our community and as a local company we want to give back when we can,” explains Joe Curtis, VP of Operations. “As one of the largest South Carolina-based security companies, it is our responsibility to be involved in communities across the state.”

Fire protection is an important part of a security system. As soon as smoke is detected, a monitored smoke detector notifies QEI operators who can dispatch the the fire department. This quick response can minimize damage and save lives.

READ: 3 Reasons You Need a Monitored Smoke Detector

Plus, when part of one system with home automation devices like a smart thermostat, lights and locks, a monitored smoke detector is even more powerful. The system can be programmed to shut down the HVAC unit when smoke is detected so smoke is not filtered throughout the house. The system can also be programmed to turn on the lights and unlock the doors when the monitored smoke detector is triggered. This will make it easier for resident to exit the home.

Call QEI Security & Technology at 1-844-734-7233 if you’re interested in learning more about smoke protection as part of an automation system.