It’s how your system automatically calls the Police or Fire Brigade
An alarm monitoring device is an automated way of alerting someone (i.e. keyholders, Police or Fire Brigade) of an activation on your system (for example Fire or Burglary). This is often referred to by the name ‘Redcare’ which is a brand name for a particular alarm monitoring company and is a bit like saying ‘Hoover’ for a vacuum cleaner.
The key brands in the market are:
What can be monitored
You can use the Dualcom GPRS or Redcare monitoring devices to monitor alarms in your building, including:
- Water leak detection
- Fire Alarm
- Panic Alarm
- Fault monitoring
- CCTV Activation
- Temperature (Fridges etc)
- And many more...
You want Monitoring installed because:
By installing Monitoring at your premises:
The benefits to you of having Monitoring at your Premises:
You will have peace of mind, knowing that if anything were to happen at your premises, either the Fire Brigade or Police will be called automatically.
Your insurance will require this for you to claim, therefore you are more likely to have any claims accepted.
How Monitoring works at your Premises:
If you have dual path monitoring, two channels will be used, one landline and one cellular, therefore you are nearly 100% guaranteed that the system will call the emergency services instantly.
You will also receive a notification if there is a
problem, meaning that you can get to your premises
before or at the same time as the emergency
services if you are closer. So that you may explain
the building and aid in any procedures.
So how much does Monitoring Cost?
The average ‘rule of thumb’ for alarm monitoring is £1.00 a day which will cover the ongoing monitoring of the system (excluding any line rental charges – if applicable) which is value for money. In addition to this, there is a cost to purchase the equipment and have this installed in your premises, which will depend on a number of factors, however, on average you are looking at £650.00.
Quick Tip: How to get value for money from your alarm monitoring.
The first thing that we suggest is that you check what type of monitoring you have, in the last 5-10 years there have been many new entrants to the market and this has greatly affected the costs to the consumer, you could be paying prices set at a time when things were less competitive, in addition to this you could be paying an additional line rental for a dedicated monitoring device which could, in fact, be removed or used for monitoring more than one system.
So it is really worth checking what you are paying for and what you are getting for your money.
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The WFP All-In-One Service
You'll find this last point really interesting, its how much you can benefit from WFP working on all your systems! We call this the WFP All-In-One Service. WFP can work on the following systems, and if we work on more than one of them for you, you'll benefit massively.
- Fire Alarms BS5839 (Including Air Sampling and Gas Suppression)
- Door Entry
- Dry & Wet Risers and Hydrants
- Intruder Alarms (Burglar alarms)
- Access Control
- Fire Extinguishers
The Areas WFP Cover
If our straight forward, cost effective and simple to use support sounds like the service you are looking for then just call us or fill in this contact form and we'll arrange to meet you and fully understand what your needs are.
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