The installation of a well-designed Intruder Alarm system by a licensed contractor will significantly reduce the risk of your premises being burgled but detection intrusion may not be enough. Most alarm systems will activate an external bell or siren.
However, current regulations limit the time these are allowed to sound and they are often ignored – limiting their effectiveness. Monitoring provides a better way.
A monitored alarm, connected to a licensed 24-hour Alarm Receiving Centre, is the ideal way to generate an immediate response to an alarm event.
Signalling technologies associated with your alarm system transmits information concerning your alarm system to the monitoring centre where professionally trained staff will investigate the alarm and respond appropriately. Real alarm conditions are passed to the relevant emergency authority including the Gardaí, Fire Brigades and contracted security response services. False or nuisance alarms are filtered in line with local regulations and customer agreed criteria.
alternatives to a professional monitoring service use SMS messaging as a means of communicating. While suitable for text messaging general alarm events, SMS is far from ideal for signalling emergency events to an end user, emergency events should be transmitted to a 24hr monitoring station where calls are made to the relevant authority’s, Text messages sometimes can arrive late. more reliable source or transmissions for self-monitoring is using an App that has signals transmitted through a secure server where messages and alarm events are transmitted emidiatly when we know that most damage and losses occur during the first few minutes of a burglary it is easy to understand why a professional monitoring service is the ideal response to your security needs.
Monitoring – an understanding of how it works
- Your alarm control panel detects a change in one or more of your alarm detection devices
● It determines if the sensor is an intruder type, a fire sensor or a panic button.
● It sends that information to the Alarm Receiving Centre
● Your detailed information is displayed at your Alarm Monitoring Centre.
● Operators begin the process of establishing the nature of the alarm event and the agreed response that may include contacting any of the listed key holders and Or Garda
● All agreed protocols are followed to eliminate false or nuisance alarms
● All details relevant to the handling of the alarm are recorded on computers and will include voice logging of all conversations.
Monitoring – signal types
Most monitoring occurs over the standard telephone network, but for added security alarms may be transmitted by radio or the GSM network, Certification, licensing and the Garda Síochána: The Private Security Authority licenses all alarm receiving centres. To be licensed the company must comply with the requirements of I.S. 228 and Statutory Recommendation SR 41. The Garda Síochaná will only provide response to monitored systems where the system itself meets current Garda requirements.