Theft Prevention is your provider for
- CCTV Melbourne
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- Alarm Monitoring
24 Hour Remote Monitoring
Your security system can be connected to a Theft Prevention Centre via a range of communication options. Each can be tailored to meet your individual security and cost requirements. Digital Dialler, GPRS, GSM or IP monitoring are some of the established data transmission options that Theft Prevention employs to receive alarm signals from client’s premises. Our trained consultants can advise the best options for you and your budget.
Quality Standards & Ratings
For an Australian Monitoring Centre to be awarded a “Grade 1″ rating under the demanding requirements of the Australian Standard AS2201, it must meet a broad range of technical and operational administrative competencies. Theft Prevention has achieved a “Grade 1″ rating.
Save money and know your total commitment in advance. For example, one monthly fee can cover all of your monitoring needs, patrol attendances, system services, a lifetime warranty and open/closed reports.
Businesses who seek security today expect to receive the highest level of security on a cost-effective basis. There are four common methods of connecting an electronic security system to a security monitoring centre.
Dialer: This is the cheapest and most common way that alarm systems communicate with security control rooms. Every time the system is turned on or off (if programmed this way) the alarm makes a phone call to the control room which costs you 25 cents per call to Telstra. However the main drawback for businesses is that in the event the phone lines are tampered with or cut, then that is the end of your alarm protection. We often see phone lines cut and siren boxes pulled off the wall. This means that the entire effectiveness of the system has been destroyed long before the intruder even enters the premises, all without the control room receiving a single message. We do not recommend dialer systems for high risk businesses.
GSM: The digital age has seen the introduction of improved methods of communication. This system requires the installation of a mobile phone next to your alarm system. Your alarm will operate as a dialler for communication purposes, however it will change to the GSM network (mobile phone network) in the event the phone lines are cut and will continue to communicate via the GSM Network. This was the first digital option to Securitel when digital mobile phones were introduced – today there are even better options available.
Permaconn This is one of the best options available today. There are three different methods available for the alarm to use to communicate. Primarily the alarm will communicate to the control room via the GPRS network (the digital data side of the mobile phone network) and it is very fast. If for some reason this fails, the Permacom will automatically transfer communication to the GSM network, and if that fails it will revert to a dialler. It monitors the voltage of the telephone circuit so in the event a thief cuts the phone line, the control room will be informed. Apart from monitoring fees there are no other costs associated with this method as the monitoring station picks up all the phone and Telstra charges.