As many as 75% of homeowners say they'd do no more than twitch the curtains when hearing a burglar alarm going off. While out of hours, commercial properties are often completely isolated. So where are the cavalry coming from when your bells-only alarm is triggered?
ARC monitoring means your home or commercial property is watched over 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Even if your property is empty, you're protected
Blake Fire & Security Systems offers a high-quality alarm monitoring service through our partner Southern Monitoring, which is entirely compliant with Police requirements for immediate response. Specifically, that means Southern are a NSI Gold Approved CCTV Monitoring Station and Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).
The ARC monitoring station is watching over your home or commercial property 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our qualified experts are at hand to respond when they are alerted to intruders/burglars or fire systems activation so the emergency services can be alerted. Read more here
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Before an alarm is triggered the presence of the bell box is enough to deter many burglars. But, if the worst happens an alarm is activated. Our security experts are on hand to decide the best course of action – i.e. call Key Holders and the Police or Fire Brigade. Once the emergency is resolved we’ll reset the alarm so your home is fully protected again. This isn’t always the case with some alarm systems. Read more about the response to triggered alarms here.
ARC Monitoring reduces the possibility of a false alarm activation to a minimum, hence Police insistence for automatic response. Because human error can trigger a false activation, our monitoring staff will always double check before informing the Police.
Too many false alarms and the Police will stop responding!
Sadly, no matter how brilliant our monitoring experts are, human error cannot be completely ruled out. A visitor or new member of staff may not be au fait with setting the alarm and a false activation may occur. In this case, the ARC staff are trained to use the information at hand to decide on the appropriate course of action and whether or not to call emergency services.
Carbon monoxide (CO) cannot be detected by humans because it is colourless, odourless and tasteless. With a detector included in your home system, alerting you when dangerous levels are present. CO can also be monitored remotely.
We only offer monitoring from our NSI Gold approved partner, Southern Monitoring. This means your system will comply with Police requirements and so qualify for Police response. That's great but there's more - many insurance companies insist on NSI or SSAIB approved companies.
This means a safe home for your family or a secure environment for your employees because we provide: