Upon detection of the alarm sound, your Lyric C1 camera will send you a notification through the Lyric app and, if you've set it up, also via email. It could take up to 30 seconds for the notifications to come through. The camera will also generate a 30-second video clip that can be accessed via your Lyric app. Because this is a do-it-yourself camera, it's up to you to notify the fire station if needed. For further peace of mind, you can upgrade to Honeywell's professional monitored security.