24 Hour Monitoring

For Domestic & Commercial Properties

At M P Alarms we can link your security systems to a monitoring center, your systems would be connected 24 hours a day to an alarm receiving center via the telephone line or radio networks.

We can provide 24 hour monitoring for, Intruder Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, CCTV Systems and Industrial Plants on a 24 hour basis.

24 Hour Monitoring

INTRUDER ALARM MONITORING

Intruder theft and criminal damage is a threat and cost. Electronic intruder detection systems can provide cost-effective protection and act as a deterrent to intruders while alerting staff and police. Many people ignore the real cost of a break-in until it is too late.

Whether it is a simple non Police calling alarm or a fully fledged Police calling system with URN (Unique Reference Number) we can provide cost effective monitoring and provide the response you require.

FIRE ALARM MONITORING

Having the right system in place is your first priority but once you have the correct equipment installed you should then consider who would deal with the response of an alarm out of working hours.

PLANT MONITORING

Plant monitoring provides protection on anything requiring response when there is nobody available to monitor an event, typical examples of these are;

  • Freezer over temperature.
  • Boiler Failure.
  • Ventilation Failure (for chicken farms).
  • Food Alert .
  • Lift Failure.

CCTV MONITORING

Once your CCTV system is in place you may require a 24 hour monitoring of this system. An RVRC (Remote Video Response Centre) is a central station that receives CCTV footage from your premises and responds to CCTV system activations 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

How 24 Hour Monitoring Works To Protect Your Property

The chosen communications network is continuously in contact with the protected premises to ensure device integrity is maintained. If a telephone line monitoring system is chosen, equipment located in the exchange immediately detects any loss of signal. If communication is over another medium like private mobile networks, it works very much in the same way.

In the event of a genuine alarm signal, the system identifies which alarm signal is affected (Intruder, Fire, Plant etc). The alarm signals are then transmitted to the monitoring centre where trained operators follow agreed action plans by contacting the relevant emergency services and the specified key holders.

This represents a major security enhancement, which is fully endorsed by leading UK insurers.

 

Recap

  • Ensures cut or faulty communication media can’t compromise security.
  • The network is duplicated for extra protection.
  • Uses existing telephone lines or private mobile networks.
  • Recommended for all security, fire and building monitoring applications.
  • Approved by insurance companies and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB).
  • Continuous monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Signalling Types

Intruder alarm, fire alarm and plant monitoring can be provided using the following signalling; our surveyor would discuss your needs and look at your requirements to advise you accordingly which signalling system would be best for you. If you require any advice on installing a security system or 24 monitoring please contact our office advisor’s on 01274 44 72 00.

BT Redcare TM GSM

Redcare with GSM is a Redcare connection with a GSM radio back-up path enabling your alarm system to be monitored by radio as well as via an existing BT line. By adding a recommended GSM network your premises are monitored through two completely separate paths. If one path fails, or is interrupted, then the other informs the alarm monitoring centre immediately, and continues to monitor any subsequent alarms.

If the GSM Interface Device loses contact with the GSM network, an alarm is transmitted to the monitoring centre using the BT line, this means that with Redcare GSM, alarms can be signalled via both BT line and radio paths.

The benefits are as standard Redcare plus:

  • Dual path Radio back-up
  • Continuous monitoring via radio and BT line
  • Line failure reported within seconds
  • 2nd path provides monitoring until faulty path re-instated
  • If both paths are attacked Redcare GSM will send confirmation to the monitoring center.

DualCOM GPRS

DualCom GPRS is an advanced communication device for secure alarm reporting, compliant to Grade 2, 3 and 4 of the EN standards. It transmits alarm signals to the alarm receiving centre via the GPRS, GSM networks and PSTN with the optional LAN card, via the internet.

When DualCom GPRS is triggered it initiates calls to the alarm receiving centre over a communication path. Once it receives an acknowledgement from one path it clears the other paths so that the monitoring centre only receives notification. The speed of transmission surpasses the older GSM technology, hence its suitability for sending alarm signals. Rather than having to ‘dial-up’ for a connection, GPRS systems are permanently switched on and transmit instantaneously. Another popular feature of GPRS is its low operating costs.

As with all radio transmission systems, a site survey should always be carried out to ensure adequate GPRS signal strength is available at the site.

Digital Communicator Monitoring

This is a cost effective method of monitoring which sends the alarm signal down the telephone line to the alarm monitoring centre. This technology enables the alarm panel to automatically dial the monitoring centre and transmit a signal revealing the status of the panel.

Why Choose Us

NSI NACOSS UKAS Intruder

CERTIFICATE No. NAC/G/143

NSI Intruder Gold

NSI NACOSS (Intruder) Gold is an accreditation which is very difficult to achieve and we are only one of a few in the North of England with this high standard, so you know that your getting the very best quality of product and installation coupled with quality that can be received.

NSI Fire Gold

CERTIFICATE No. FIR/G/142

NSI Fire Gold

NSI Fire Gold is an accreditation which is very difficult to achieve, just like the NSI NACOSS (Intruder) Gold certification. This is coupled with the standards set out by BAFE and both support each other to show that standards, product and quality are met.

BAFE Logo

SP-203 – Part 1
Modular Scheme

BAFE SP203-1 Accreditted

BAFE is a national and international association of specialists in fire prevention and to be accredited by them requires us meeting a list of standards that incorporate the design, commission, installation and after care to ensure you are kept safe at all times.

smas Worksafe Contractor

SMAS Worksafe Contractor SSIP

The SMAS Worksafe Contractor in association with SSIP accreditation ensures that all of our staff are trained to the highest standards of health & safety you expect when we come on to your site at all times. This includes the well being of the public as well as ourselves.