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Monitored Alarm Systems to watch over your property 24 hours a day

Qualified experts are at hand to respond when alerted to intruders/burglars or fire systems... so the emergency services can be alerted.

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    Monitored Alarm Systems

    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).
    "Blakes have worked with Castle Point for a number of years installing and servicing our CCTV and alarm systems. They have always gone above and beyond to help look for solutions to problems. Recently Blakes helped to install a CCTV to monitor a watercourse during flooding events, the site had no internet access and limited electrical supply. Through testing many systems we now have a bespoke system that prevents the need for the watercourse to be checked in person, it can instead be checked via desktop computers and smartphones saving the council both time and money".
    Tim Read, Operational Services Team Leader
    Castle Point Borough Council

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    How ARC monitoring works

    What happens when my alarm is triggered?

    Our graphic explains the process...

    Before an alarm is triggered, the visible presence of the bell box is enough to deter many burglars. But, if the worst happens, an alarm is activated.

    Sadly, the majority of burglar alarm activations are ignored. That's why commercial alarms from Blake Fire & Security Systems are fitted with signalling from either BT Redcare or Dualcom. If your alarm is activated, a signal is sent from your premises to our NSI Gold Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), Southern Monitoring. This means your property is monitored 24/7 and 365 days per year. Your keyholders and the Police or Fire Brigade can be notified to respond in case of an emergency. Read more here

    Once the emergency is resolved we’ll reset the intruder or fire alarm so your property is fully protected again. This isn’t always the case with some alarm systems. Read more about the response to triggered alarms here.

    Ready to get your alarm system monitored? Click one of the red buttons below to book a free site survey and we will be in touch.
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    What about false alarms?

    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!

    What if it's my fault the alarm goes off?

    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.

    What about carbon monoxide?

    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.

    Mobile monitoring app to protect lone workers

    Mobile tracking applications offer employers and their lone worker staff peace of mind.
    • Download from the Android or Apple store to mobile, tablet and PC
    • Track the location of lone workers in real time or play-back mode
    • Employees can alert you to risks
    • 24hr monitoring station who can contact Police in an emergency
    • Allows staff to call for immediate help

    Blake Fire & Security Systems - Dedication to Accreditation

    Business Alarm monitoring from professionals
    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:
    • Highest quality systems and monitoring
    • Experienced, qualified staff
    • Bespoke system designed to perfectly fit your needs
    • Regular and reliable maintenance
    • Monitoring compliant with police requirements

    Dedication to Accreditation

    Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your Fire and/or Security system, including Fire Doors.
    Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing fire and security protection across four decades. We're not going anywhere. Your guarantee will be honoured!
    Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.
    Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.
    Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
    Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.
    Blake Fire & Security Systems have BAFE, NSI Gold, SSAIB and BM Trada approval! This means you get:
    Bespoke systems - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements or the needs of your business.
    Highest quality systems and equipment - we only use the best quality, industry-approved equipment to provide protection that last and look good.
    Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.
    Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your Fire and/or Security protection is working in your time of need AND someone is always watching over your home or business!

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