An Alarm on its own isn’t a complete Security System
Alarm Monitoring is the active monitoring of your property and alarm system when you are not there.
A security alarm will alert the monitoring company when your home/commercial site has had an activation. Your alarm system can be monitored 24/7 by a dedicated alarm monitoring company. Should your alarm activate these vital signals will be immediately transmitted to the monitoring company who will immediately follow your alarm response plan ( calling you or your nominated contacts, any of whom may ask for a guard response to attend )
The benefits of having a Monitored Security alarm
Apart from the 24 hour monitoring of alarm for intrusion activations, the monitoring station are able to dispatch the appropriate services in response to the Monitored Smoke alarm and Panic Button or Medic Alerts The alarm will do a System check daily to check the status, battery, and communications. PrimeTech receives a daily report
Monitored smoke sensor
A monitored smoke sensor is integrated with your security system and directly connected to the monitoring station. The sensor runs off mains power thereby eliminating the need to change batteries. You can have more than one monitored smoke detector at the first hint of smoke being detected by the sensor, a signal is sent to the monitoring station. The monitored smoke detector is always on and if you are asleep or away it will activate the sound and send an alert direct to the monitoring station.
Alarm Monitoring Connection: Phone or Fibre
For many homes today the traditional analogue phone line is becoming a thing of the past and upgrading to a digital, wireless or fibre connection may inhibit existing monitored alarms but most can be connected by adding a networks communicator module. Contact now
These communicators are for both Self Monitoring or To your dedicated Monitoring Station. Monitored alarms have traditionally communicated using copper landlines ( PSTN ) As more people opt to remove landlines in favour of naked broadband and VoIP phone systems, communication units have been developed to enable alarms to communicate via the internet and cellular networks.
Alarm monitoring is now mostly conducted using cellular networks, or the internet
IP monitoring: Broadband
IP Monotoring is when the alarm communicates with the monitoring station through an internet connection, without needing a landline or mobile phone, and is less expensive than cellular communication. With IP monitoring you should install a router UPS backup to be connected to the PC hard drive to ensure that the internet will continue to work in the event of power loss to the site. The UPS router is sold separately from the IP monitoring unit.
Paradox IP150 Internet Module
These units use 4G, 3G or GPRS mobile networks to send signals. Mobile network units cost slightly more but can be wireless . There are two sim cards in the units and one or both can be activated so the alarm system can utilize whichever network is available. This unit won’t be affected by a brief power cut as it can run off the back-up battery installed in the alarm. There is a small additional monthly fee for monitoring if you choose this type of unit; however it remains much
more affordable when compared to phone line rental fees