Remote Alarm Systems: What are they and do you need one?
Protecting your premises from theft and vandalism is important for the well-being of your business, and there is no better way of doing this than ensuring it is fully alarmed.
Remote alarm systems provide the perfect solution, allowing your property to remain fully monitored by an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) round-the-clock, with 24 hour response in the event of an incident, and the team at AAI Security Systems are on hand to provide advice and installation of the remote alarm most suited to the needs of your building.
The Benefits of Remote Alarms
Remote alarms are also ideal for a number of reasons, providing cost-saving and efficiency benefits to most companies and businesses. For example, having your premises monitored remotely means that manned patrols become surplus to requirements, allowing you to make cuts to personnel and save on wage expenses. Many insurance companies will encourage the use of physical, manned security, but stipulate only that alarm systems be monitored in some way in order to provide police response should an incident occur. Remote alarms fulfil this necessity at a much reduced cost to you.
Having a 24 hour response to any potential incidents provides complete peace of mind for many business owners. Not only will the police be notified at the triggering of an alarm, but it will also keep the property secured even when no one is there, such as at night.
The nature of the response is also highly adaptable, as teams that are monitoring your alarm system can determine the nature of the alarm and contact the relevant people – the key holder, security manager, emergency services etc. The highly trained monitoring staff will be able to differentiate between genuine and false alarms, as well as the reason for the alarm being triggered, and provide a versatile response based on that information. Not only will this mean you get the response that you require, it will also greatly reduce instances of unnecessary call-outs that cost the police thousands of pounds each year.
There are a number of different types of remote alarm available, and AAI can advise you on the best choice depending on the specific needs of your business:
A direct response that contacts key holders directly via a text message or phone call, these alerts bypass automatic police communication.
One of the most common types, a digital communicator will contact the ARC after an alarm is triggered, who can then refer the situation onto the police if necessary – a cost-effective and efficient solution.
Dual Path Monitoring
Similar to a digital communicator, dual path monitoring ensures that a backup signal is available to send to the ARC should the primary one fail.
Single Path Secure Signalling
Provides reliable contact with the ARC should radio path, phone line or network fail.
For more information about which remote alarm system most suits your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at AAI Security Systems today on 0207 887 2073.