Alarm Responses

What does a burglar alarm do if someone breaks in?

Gone are the days where intruder alarms were just bells only and you keep faith on neighbours to listen and alert police. Most burglar alarms now have have some kind of communication option built-in allowing a variety of self-monitored, third-party monitored, police response and private guard response.

Self-Monitored Alarms

A cost-effective way to manage your home’s security when you are not around! Whether you want to look after your elderly, disabled, or toddler family members or want a security system to prevent break-ins, our self-monitored alarm is an affordable choice.

You can always keep an eye on happenings around your home without additional cost. Whenever the alarm goes off, the system triggers a loud sound, and it follows a call connection established from your hometo you(the property owner). You can always have at least 3 preferred numbers your alarm system contacts when the alarm goes off.

The smart and newer technologies in self-monitored alarm response systems allow different modes of communication.

PSTN - Landline

You can let your self-monitored alarm systems establish a call from your home’s landline to your smartphone in case of an emergency. Please note, with landlines going digital by 2025, this service is coming to an end.

GSM - Simcard

Most British Standard Graded Alarms also allow for burglar alarm systems to use a GSM SIM card to operate your self-monitoredintruder system to call you and even send text alerts in the event of an alarm activation.

IP - Broadband

Rely on the broadband routers for using the TCP - IP network that establishes a connection to the cloud service. It contacts the owner and preferred contact via the smart monitoring system’s smartphone apps! Our choice of alarms allow for either a wired or wireless connection to the broadband router for smart app connectivity.

You can contact FHA Security for the installation and maintenance of self-monitored alarms!

Third-Party Monitored Alarms

Third-Party monitored alarm systems use the ARC protocols, where professional teams at the monitoring stations are always alert to act whenever an alarm goes off. The NSI or SSAIB accredited alarm receiving centre (ARC) responds to the alarm activations and acts according to the threat type. All third-party monitored alarms require an ongoing maintenance plan with periodic service visits.

Whether it’s a fire alarm, burglar alarm, or a medical emergency, the professional alarm monitoring team is ready to respond. The two-way communication of the control panel via the monitoring system gives the homeowner an added layer of security for their professional and personal property.

For a little additional cost, you can always stay relaxed about your home no matter how far and how long you are away from your home.

Police Response Service

Police Response Service (PRS) come under the category of monitored burglar alarm systems. When the customer signs up for police response along with the residential or commercial property alarm system, police alarms give additional security. The monitoring system informs our monitoring centre, and the professional team will confirm the alarm and inform the county police in the nearest vicinity whenever a burglar alarm goes off. Police response alarms UK are more specialized and can only be installed by UKAS-accredited electronic security system companies by FHA Security.

Depending on the company, the alarm confirms the event and then generates a relevant response. Such alarms are often mandatory for insurance companies and commercial properties to protect valuable items. Banks, jewellers, museums, etc., are often the places wherein police alarm service is required.

Click here to learn more about our policy response alarm and its working.

Guard Response Service

First time in the UK, we have come up with an affordable, fixed-cost private guard response to your burglar alarm activation. FHA GRS solution uses our dedicated NSI Gold standard 24/7 monitoring station and guard response service from fully vetted, regulated, and SIA frontline mobile patrol private guards.

If your alarm is activated, our private security guards can reach your home within 30 minutes of alarm activation, all for a fixed cost. However, you must have Grade 2 or higher professionally monitored alarm system by us or any other NSI-certified installation company to avail of the private guard response service.

Click here to learn more about the Private Guard Response service by FHA Security.

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