FSR Security Ltd have been fitting alarm system for over 20 years across Swindon. We often fit stand alone units, but we also often fit that have remote monitoring options. These systems give you that extra peace of mind ensuring that your property is monitored even when you are afar. Remote monitoring systems are connected to a central monitoring station. When a sensor on the system is triggered, an alarm is sent to the station, where trained operators assess the situation and take appropriate action. This can include contacting the homeowner, dispatching a security guard, or when required, calling the police.
Any police response to remote monitoring systems in the UK is governed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Policy on the Police Response to Security Systems. This policy states that the police will only respond to verified alarm signals from systems that have been granted a Police Unique Reference Number (URN). To obtain a URN, the security system must be installed by a certified provider and must comply with relevant industry standards. The system must also be subject to a maintenance agreement to ensure that it is in good working order. (Something that FSR Security Ltd specialise in)
If a remote monitoring system triggers an alarm, the monitoring station will typically verify the alarm by checking the system's sensors and cameras. If the alarm is verified, the monitoring station will contact the homeowner to confirm the break-in and to get permission to call the police.
The police will then be dispatched to the scene, but response time will vary depending on the severity of the incident, the availability of police resources, and the location of the incident.
Remote monitoring systems can provide a number of benefits, including:
If you are considering installing a remote monitoring system, it is important to choose a certified provider such as ourselves thus ensuring the system complies with all relevant industry standards. You should also make sure that the system is subject to a maintenance agreement to ensure that it is in good working order, which again is something that we can manage and take care of. So if you are looking to get a modern up to date security system that gives you that extra peace of mind, please get in touch...
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