are plenty of choices when it comes to monitoring your Intruder alarm system, The basic idea of alarm monitoring is simply
to inform a key holder that the alarm system has been activated. This can then be investigated by who ever has been notified
by the Speechdialer or ARC (alarm receiving center).
is the most basic form of Monitoring, if your alarm is activated it will phone several home or mobile phone numbers and alert
them to the activation of your alarm system. The Telephone line is not monitored so if the phone line is cut or damaged then
no signals can be sent.
If you have gone to the trouble and expense of installing a "state of the art" intruder
alarm system, why should you have to rely on neighbours or passers-by to notify the Police?
The phone line is NOT monitored.
The GSM alarm unit sends you or
a colleague a text message when something happens without the need for a land line or an expensive monitoring contract. Configured
using text messages, no PC needed, no need to remove the SIM locally either, you can be anywhere in the world and configure
your SMShield. 8 Programmable Inputs . 2 Programmable Outputs . Tamper Input . Mains Fail Input . Dual Band GSM . Full user
security using Calling Line Identity number (CLI) . External Microphone option . Sends a text to up to three numbers, and
can call any phone number when an input is triggered . British designed and manufactured . No Third Party Monitoring Costs
. Use any major high-street available SIM, on the network of your choice.
is what I'd call proper monitoring in its most basic form, a central station or monitoring station is notified of your
alarm systems daily usage. The Telephone line is not monitored so if the phone line is cut or damaged then no signals can
be sent. These systems can be set up to signal up to 8 channels.
The phone line is NOT monitored.
are examples of usages for 8 channels: *Channels 1 to 4 are default allocations which can be changed if required, channels
5 to 8 are not reserved for anything in particular and could be assigned to signal numerous events*.
1: Fire, if
utilised the local fire station is informed as well as key holders,
2: Panic, police would be informed of a possible
Attack situation, as well as key holders,
3: Intruder, A single alarm activation upon which the key holder is informed,
4: Open/Close, The setting/un-setting of the alarm system,
5: Alarm Abort, can be set up to Disable response
from a central station within a short time of an activation.
6: 2nd Signal, A confirmed activation (When a Second
activation has been detected), the key holder and local police are informed.
7: Mains Failure, The key holder could
be notified of a Mains failure to the Alarm system.
8: Test Signal, A test signal could be sent each hour or so
to test the communication with the monitoring station.
its introduction to the intruder alarm market in 1996, DualCom is officially recognized as the original and most widely used
dual-signaling device in the UK. It’s reputation as an advanced, reliable and cost effective signaling device has led
to nationwide installations in supermarket chains, high street stores, banks and other vulnerable premises.
compatible with any cable telephone network and uses the Vodafone Packet Radio Service (VPRS) to transmit signals within seconds.
As per the Digicom except the Phone line is
monitored 24 hrs a day, This service provides continuous monitoring of a BT telephone line that links a professionally installed
alarm system on a customer’s premises to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). The result is continuous protection of our
customers' property, every second of the day, 365 days a year.
RedCARE ISDN allows more information to be delivered
more quickly and is capable of transmitting up to 1,000 different alarms or data packets to an Alarm Receiving Centre over
the same connection. For example, the system can be set to detect when a window is left open, when the air conditioning has
been left on, or when the boiler is overheating.
You would be notified of any possible phone line faults which may indicate
the cutting of the phone lines.
As per standard RedCARE,
with the added bonus of continued coverage via the GSM phone network should the normal phone line develop a fault.
GSM combines a secure RedCARE landline connection with a GSM radio backup path. In the event of a line cut it enables alarm
systems to be monitored by the radio path.
If the BT landline fails, the ARC will receive a communication failure message.
The GSM path will continue to communicate with the alarm receiving centre, sending any subsequent alarms.
is capable of sending a confirmed activation if either the primary landline or secondary radio path is lost, regardless of
which one is lost first.
DualCom enables an alarm system
to comply with ACPO, DD243 and EN50131.
DualCom transmits alarm signals end-to-end thus eliminating the potential delays
associated with text messaging (SMS) as used by other similar products
DualCom uses the low-traffic, high speed and secure
Vodafone Data Network
DualCom is installed in tens of thousands more premises than any other dual-signaling device
DualCom currently protects national supermarket chains, high street pharmacies, jewellery chains as well as other high risk
independent stores, offices etc.
DualCom is recommended by leading UK insurance companies DualCom is the only signaling
device that doesn't require a special version to work over ADSL (Broadband) or ISDN.