Intruder Alarm Systems
Times are tough. The last thing anyone needs is the inconvenience and added expense of a break-in. Put the security in place to handle that threat before it turns into a major issue. Mono Fire and Security know exactly what it takes to protect your home or business.
If you work in Manchester or across the Northwest it’s likely that you will already have come across our alarm systems. From pubs, shops, restaurants, offices, warehouses, industrial estates, hospitals and schools we’ve certainly got plenty out there, more than 50,000 systems in total.
Intruder alarms are the foundation of our business. We have been fitting systems in houses and shops long before CCTV and door entry technology was common place. With decades of experience and ongoing maintenance contracts we have installers fitting alarm systems every day.
We always use the industry standard equipment and unlike some other companies Mono will never try to restrict your right to use other maintenance providers. We are more than confident that our excellent service and great pricing will keep you impressed.
Meeting the standard
Intruder alarms (domestic and commercial) now use ‘security grading’ which is now used to determine the type of intruder alarm system required. Mono Fire and Security will carry out a risk assessment where we will gather the information necessary to design a suitable intruder alarm system that is designed to tackle the risk and which will meet the needs of the client.
The grade of intruder alarm system will depend upon the performance required as determined by the location, risk assessments and the technical survey, comprising of:-
• Risk assessment of the building content
• Risk assessment of the building’s fabric and structure
• Survey the design of system to establish correct equipment and amounts
The grade choice of intruder alarm systems is essential if you are dependent on the alarm system for insurance cover. Insurers will now commonly specify a particular grade of system or aspect of design depending on your aims and areas to protect. The grading of systems comprises the following levels, determined by the risk of intruders and their anticipated knowledge of systems and available tools.
Grade 1: Intruders expected to have little knowledge and limited tools. Alarm is suitable for a low risk.
Grade 2: Intruders expected to have limited knowledge and some tools. Alarm is suitable for a low to medium risk
Grade 3: Intruders expected to have knowledge and full range of tools. Alarm is suitable for medium to high risk.
Grade 4: Intruders expected to have sophisticated knowledge and tools. Alarm is suitable for a high risk.
We provide all grades of Intruder Alarm System in accordance with BS EN 50131-1. Not only does our experience mean that we’re a cut above the rest when it comes to supplying, installing and supporting intruder alarm systems, it means that when time is tight we can give instant and accurate quotes too. Tell us what you need and we’ll quickly turn your request into a priced specification. No unnecessary waiting, no delays. Perfect for when you’re up against the clock or working on a last minute installation.
Whether you’re a home owner, a consultant or facilities manager; whether you’re looking at a new build, a refit, or replacement, we’ve exactly the right knowledge and ability. With a client list including Magistrates and County Courts across the Northwest, the majority of Manchester’s barrister’s chambers, The Joseph Holt Estate, the Hyde’s Brewery Estate, Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, numerous schools, hospitals and thousands of residential installations there really is nothing we cannot handle. Fitting and maintaining intruder alarms for some of the leading names in sports and show business in the area.
Expert ongoing service and support that means we’re at your side 24/7/365.
An integrated offering. It’s often the case, especially in the commercial world, that an intruder alarm system is a part of a broader protection set up. Because we offer a whole suite of security services we know how to efficiently and effectively integrate an intruder system with your other onsite systems, linking to monitoring stations for absolute protection using the following communication devices.
Digital Communicators will provide remote monitoring of your alarm system via a standard telephone line. The alarm monitoring centre will be able to contact key holders and/or emergency services upon an alarm condition(s). Although sharing a residential or commercial line is permitted Mono Alarms would recommend that a dedicated line is provided, due to the possibility of the line becoming engaged and the unit therefore unable to communicate. The customer must provide a “block terminal” for direct connection.
Redcare Classic will provide remote monitoring of your alarm system via a standard telephone line that has been enabled by BT Redcare. The alarm monitoring centre will be able to contact key holders and/or emergency services upon an alarm condition(s). Unlike a Digital Communicator a Redcare STU “Subscriber Terminal Unit” will stay in constant communication with the monitoring centre without engaging the telephone line. Sharing a residential or commercial line is permitted and will not affect the unit’s performance or dependence of a vacant line. The customer must provide a “Redcare block terminal” for direct connection.
Dualcom Communicators will provide remote monitoring of your alarm system via a standard telephone line and also cellular coverage. Having two signalling paths these units do not need to keep constant communication with the alarm monitoring centre although do incorporate a timed poll facility. If any of the signalling path’s lack of signal or unavailable line will use the alternative to alert the alarm monitoring centre. Upon receipt of signals the ARC will be able to contact key holders and/or emergency services upon line faults or other alarm condition(s). Although sharing a residential or commercial is permitted Mono Alarms would recommend that a dedicated line is provided due to the possibility of the line becoming engaged and the unit therefore unable to communicate on the telephone line. The customer must provide a “block terminal” for direct connection.